Lil Wayne Sued For Copyright Breach of The Rolling Stones’ “Playing With Fire”

Date: July 2008

What happened? Publishing company Abkco Music Inc. sued Weezy for copyright infringement when they caught wind of his song “Playing With Fire.” Abkco claimed that Wayne sampled a Rolling Stones song of the same name without permission. When a settlement was reached, Weezy was forced to remove the song from Tha Carter III, and all providers were forced to remove digital downloads of the song including ringtones.

Complex says: When you eff with the Rolling Stones’ catalog, you really are playing with fire. Their lawyers obviously don’t play because getting Birdman to pay what he owes is no easy task.