The British R&B singer signed to Birdman's Cash Money Records firm in late 2008 and went on to score chart success with his hit single Down and its follow-up, Do You Remember, before he parted ways with the label in 2014, citing creative differences.

Producers at Orange Factory Music, who worked with the 36-year-old on his tunes for the label, subsequently sued Birdman, aka Baby, and his brother and Cash Money Records co-founder Ronald 'Slim' Williams amid allegations of unpaid royalties.

The case went to court this week (begs22Feb16) and a judge has since ruled in Orange Factory Music bosses' favour, awarding them compensation for producing songs including Down, Do You Remember, Fire, and Lights Off.

The defendants have been given 21 days to pay up, reports TMZ.com.

It's not the only legal trouble the Williams brothers are facing - Birdman's protege Lil Wayne is also currently embroiled in a $51 million (£36.4 million) lawsuit against the Cash Money Record chiefs, after accusing them of withholding money he's owed for his album Tha Carter V.

Despite their legal battle, Birdman reunited with Lil Wayne at an appearance at Club LIV in Miami, Florida last month (Jan16).