Lil Wayne is suing his former lawyer for $20 million.
Wayne is suing Ronald Sweeney — who repped him from 2005 through Sept. 2018 — because he says the attorney was charging some hefty fees. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Wayne says Sweeney charged him 10 percent for every deal he helped close. The problem is … Wayne claims Sweeney failed to inform him the industry standard is a mere 5 percent.
That up-charge cost Wayne a bundle — he says Sweeney made $20 million during his tenure.
Weezy’s suing his former legal flak for at least $20 mil.
So, let me make sure I understand this situation correctly. Lil Wayne is suing because he agreed to pay Sweeny 10 percent in fees, despite the fact the industry standard is only five percent? Am I getting this all correctly?
It seems like the superstar rapper might have wanted to figure out the “industry standard” before he started writing checks to Sweeney. I’m not sure how he has any grounds to stand on for a lawsuit. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Women On Instagram)
Now, I’m not a lawyer, but why should we blame Sweeney for getting his money?
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This lawsuit is honestly mind-boggling to me, and I’m going to guess that it ultimately goes nowhere. If Wayne was dumb enough to write those checks after agreeing to a specific rate, then that’s on him.
I don’t fault Sweeney one bit for getting as much cash as he could.
Good luck, Lil Wayne. I wouldn’t be holding your breath to get any of that money back anytime soon.