Lawyers for rapper Lil Wayne are seeking more time to turn over documents in response to a lawsuit that accuses the award-winning recording artist of copyright infringement.
A federal lawsuit filed in May claims Lil Wayne didn’t have permission to sample a song by singer Karma-Ann Swanepoel.
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The suit says Lil Wayne’s record label, Cash Money Records, tried but failed to negotiate a license to use Swanepoel’s song “Once” before millions of people downloaded the rapper’s song “I Feel Like Dying.”
A court filing Tuesday by Lil Wayne’s attorneys asks a judge in New Orleans to extend a Friday deadline for turning over documents requested by lawyers for the company that published Swanepoel’s song.