Lil Wayne Sued By Promoter For 432K, Manager Denies Wrongdoing
Rapper Lil Wayne is being sued by a Bahamian promoter claiming Lil Wayne wrongfully cancelled a scheduled concert appearance in the Bahamas and now rap artist Lil Wayne’s manager is claiming no wrongdoing.
According to celebrity gossip site TMZ, the promoter company behind the concert, Red City Entertainment, who claims they are owed $432,000 for attempting to book Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, 26, for a concert, is now suing the rapper because Lil Wayne allegedly was found unconscious in his hotel room by cops who went looking for the rapper when he didn’t show for the performance.
The lawsuit which was reportedly filed Thursday (July 9) seeks $432,000 and claims that Red City gave Lil Wayne a $210,000 advance payment for his concert appearance in the Bahamas but on September 27, 2008, the rapper was a no show.
Now, according to Lil Wayne’s manager, Cortez Bryant, September 27 was not the original concert date Wayne was booked for and that it was the fault of the promoters for both failed concert dates — September 26 and September 27.
“Our show was set for September 26th last year,” Bryant told AllHipHop.com adding that they “arrived on time” and “ready to perform” when they learned that the promoter were lacking payment and the sound guy left the venue before Lil Wayne even got to the stage.
Bryant claims that “on those grounds” Red City Entertainment was in “breach of contract and forfeited their deposit.”
Furthermore, Bryant claims that Lil Wayne even agreed to perform the next day on September 27, Lil Wayne’s birthday, even though he made it clear prior that he did not want to perform on that day, but after multiple requests from Red City, he agreed to perform if things were set up properly. However, things were not set up as they were suppose to be set-up via their contract with Red City, according to Bryant, so, on September, because of lack of Security and other factors, Wayne had to cancel therefore leaving Red City with their supposed loss due to breach of contract.
Meanwhile, the concert lawsuit is not the only reason Lil Wayne may be going to court — as reported on HipHopRX.com, the rap artist and young businessman is due back in court August 11, 2009 after previously pleading not guilty on weapons and drug charges stemming from January 2008, when Wayne was arrested after cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun were found on his tour bus in Yuma County, Arizona after attempting to pass through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.
In that case, Lil Wayne is facing weapons charges along with possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.