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David Banner Says Lawsuit Against Lil Wayne & Young Money is ‘Very Complex’

David Banner has been awarded more than $160,000 in a ruling against Lil Wayne's record label Young Money Entertainment in money owed for work on Wayne's records Tha Carter III and We Are Young Money

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TMZ reported on Tuesday (Sept. 27) that the producer won by a default judgment, as Young Money failed to respond to the case. The total awarded amount owed is $164,303.19, which includes interest. 

But Banner isn't trying to promote his victory. 

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Banner told Billboard via email, "As entertainers, our business is very complex and it should not be a matter of public display. America has always attempted to pit Black men against each other like gladiators then laugh when we clash. I have never commented on this case, it is only a matter of public record. I value all my clients and dread when our business ever plays out in the public. (Focus on cops killing innocent African people!)"

Last year first Banner filed suit against Young Money over songs "La La" and "Pussy Monster" featured on 2008's Tha Carter III, for which he was told in 2012 he was owed $138,787.19 in royalties — but never saw a cent, according to TMZ. He also claimed he was owed more than $15,392.57 for the song "Streets is Watchin" off 2009's We Are Young Money compilation album.