(AllHipHop News) Lil Wayne is reportedly trying to trademark the nom de plume "New Dirty Bastard."
According to documents obtained by editors at The Blast, officials at Young Money Entertainment, which was founded by the rapper, have applied to trademark "New Dirty Bastard" for use in record production, music production and many other entertainment-related services.
The title is uncannily similar to late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's (ODB) moniker, however, it's unclear if Wayne is planning to use it himself.
Taniqua Jones, ODB's eldest daughter, and the attorney for the estate of Russell Jones were unaware of the filing by Young Money.
However, Jones and the attorney said they are not looking to cause any difficulties for the venture, but would be open to discussing the project on an "artistic level before any other conversations take place."
But while ODB's family admitted the new "Bastard" could cause confusion because ODB's son Bar-Son Jones also raps, under the name Young Dirty Bastard, but the family is "willing to work together" with Young Money to iron out any difficulties.
ODB, real name Russell Tyrone Jones, died in 2004 at the age of 35 from an accidental drug overdose.
The autopsy found a lethal mixture of cocaine and the prescription drug Tramadol in his system.
Young Money and Lil Wayne have not returned calls for comment.