10 Artists Who Lost Huge Chunks of Money to Lawsuits

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By: / November 8, 2012

Lil Wayne might have to pick up a second job this year if he wants to buy Birdman something nice for Christmas. Earlier this week, a jury found that Weezy F. hurt the profits of a 2009 documentary called The Carter by objecting to the film and trying to block it from being released. So, as a result, the jury awarded filmmaker Quincy Jones III—the son of the legendary Quincy Jones—a whopping $2.2 million settlement. The jury also ruled in favor of Jones III in a lawsuit filed by Wayne in which he claimed that some of his music was used without his permission in the documentary. So, the $2.2 million figure stands. Sounds like Wayne should’ve taken that deposition that he turned into a complete joke a few months ago a little more seriously, huh?

Wayne isn’t the first artist to get hit hard by a lawsuit, though. In fact, over the last few years, there have been a number of artists who have had to pay out large settlements because of lawsuits filed against them. So, we decided to put together a list of 10 Artists Who Have Lost Large Amounts of Money Thanks to Lawsuits Recently. These folks fought the law and, ultimately, the law won.