News: Lil Wayne Still Hung Over Drunk Case, "At No Point Did I Become Intoxicated That I Passed Out On A Bed"
Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 11:40AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne reportedly wants to settle the score on a lawsuit claiming he passed out drunk and was too intoxicated to perform at a Bahamas concert nearly four years ago.
According to reports, Weezy has refuted the hangover accusations.
When he failed to show, Red Light claims cops showed up to the rapper's hotel room and found him unconscious. But Weezy insists it's all BS -- claiming, "At no point [that night] did I become so intoxicated that I passed out on a bed in my suit, or anywhere else." Wayne says the real reason he didn't show up was because the concert was canceled -- he can't remember exactly why ... but believes it had something to do with technical difficulties, like lighting and sound problems. Wayne is now asking the court for a judgment in his favor. (TMZ)
When the story broke in July 2009, it was reported Wayne received over $400,000 prior to the no-show.
The company claims it fronted $432,000 for a Wayne concert appearance in the Bahamas. On September 27, 2008, there were plenty of lights and cameras...but no action. In the lawsuit filed today, Red City claims it gave Wayne a $210,000 advance. The balance is for his hotel expenses and various costs involved in throwing the failed concert. (TMZ)
The rapper was allegedly found unconscious at his hotel on the night of the concert.
"This was targeted as a showcase for Lil' Wayne," said Glenn Gitomer, a lawyer for the New Jersey promotions company. "Then police found him intoxicated in his hotel room...It was a great expense just to accommodate him." (New York Daily News)
Weezy's manager Cortez Bryant later addressed the suit's claims.
"Our show was set for September 26th last year," Bryant said in a statement. "We arrived on time, ready to perform and learned that due to lack of payment from the promoters. The sound company they had hired packed up and left the venue before Wayne was scheduled to hit the stage. So they were forced to cancel the show. On those grounds, at that moment, they were in breach of contract and forfeited their deposit." (All Hip Hop)
Check out some recent Lil Wayne footage below: