News: Lil Wayne No-Shows, Gets Tough Love From Judge
Monday, Oct 29, 2012 10:23PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's medical complications reportedly forced him to miss a scheduled court appearance Monday (October 29) in relation to his Carter documentary case.
Details of his absence surfaced across the Internet Monday afternoon.
Lil Wayne will not appear at his trial after suffering several seizure-like episodes, and the only Wayne the jury will see is his video deposition -- a depo which the judge said shows he acted like an irresponsible little child. As we told you ... Wayne is suing Quincy Jones III over a documentary about the rapper that he calls a "scandalous portrayal." Wayne was not in court today because of his medical emergency on Thursday on board a private jet. The pilot radioed Wayne had seizures and he was subsequently hospitalized. (TMZ)
Despite Weezy's no-show, the judge still scolded Young Money's poster child.
Wayne's lawyer told the judge he will play Wayne's deposition tapes for the jury, but there will be NO Wayne in person. But that's a huge problem because the tapes -- which TMZ posted last month -- show Wayne acting like a child, giving glib one liners and refusing to answer questions. The tapes are hilarious -- but the judge wasn't laughing today, chastising Wayne for displaying "unreasonable conduct in the deposition" and "irresponsible behavior." (TMZ)
Last month, the rap star's released deposition tapes turned into a hot topic.
It's the most entertaining legal proceeding -- possibly ever! In a videotaped deposition ... Lil Wayne -- who is suing Quincy Jones III over a documentary about him -- says he can't remember ANYTHING -- but what he DOES remember is hysterical. Q III had his production team follow Lil Wayne around for months to chronicle his life as he was putting together his album, "Tha Carter III." It appears Lil was on board, but things fell apart because the rapper hated the movie, calling it a "scandalous portrayal." Lil Wayne is grilled by Qunicy's lawyer, Pete Ross from the powerhouse law firm of Browne George Ross, who hammers Wayne about his criminal record, but the rapper claims he remembers nothing. And then there are the alleged threats Wayne makes against Pete Ross. Wayne says he wasn't threatening the lawyer. (Anti Music)
Reports of the publicized lawsuit flooded the Internet a few weeks back.
He claims that Jones illegally used music from his platinum-selling album Tha Carter IV in an unauthorised documentary about his life. The Grammy winner is now demanding unspecified damages as well as a court injunction that would ban all producers from using his music in the future. This is the second lawsuit Lil Wayne has launched in regards to documentary The Carter. In 2009, he sued Jones's production company QD3 Entertainment for fraud and breach of contract, after the makers of the film allegedly backed out on a deal to give the rapper final approval. Lil Wayne recently refused to pay a $400,000 fine in a court judgement regarding a breach of contract with a concert promoter. (Digital Spy)