Lil Wayne’s smash hit “How to Love” may land him in hot water, as the beat was allegedly stolen.
According to TMZ, rapper Rich Rick filed a lawsuit earlier this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming that he purchased several master recordings between 2006 and 2008, among them the beat to “How to Love,” from producers Drummer Boyz.
Rick claims that Drummer Boyz pitched the same beat to Wayne in November 2010, which Wayne acquired in exchange for a 35% royalty agreement.
Rick is suing Wayne, Drummer Boyz, and others for breach of contract, fraud, and other claims.
The claim finds itself at the bottom of a laundry list of lawsuits aimed at Lil Wayne. Among them are numerous producers, including Jim Jonsin, Bangladesh, and Deezle, all of whom have claimed Wayne didn’t pay them for their beats.