News: Lil Wayne Downs Messy $432,000 Bahamas Drunk Dispute
Monday, Feb 4, 2013 9:05AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly settled a dispute dating back to 2009 over missing a scheduled paid performance in the Bahamas.
According to reports, all parties involved came to an agreement in early January.
TMZ broke the story ... a promotion company called Red City Entertainment sued Wayne for $432,000 claiming the rapper RUINED their 2009 concert -- by getting piss drunk the night before, and missing his performance. But Wayne fired back ... claiming at no point did he become so intoxicated he passed out -- and was adamant the concert was cancelled for some other reason ... though he couldn't quite remember why. Now the war is over ... according to legal docs filed in New York, Wayne and Red City struck a deal outside the courtroom -- and the case was dismissed on January 8th. (TMZ)
The lawsuit made nationwide headlines back in summer 2009.
Red City Entertainment claims it fronted $432,000 for a Wayne concert appearance in the Bahamas. On September 21, 2008 Lil Wayne was supposed to be on stage performing but instead was found by cops passed out in his hotel room.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.Calls to Lil Wayne's rep were not returned. (Hollywire)
A Red City attorney claimed Weezy was discovered unconscious at his hotel.
"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)
Wayne later came forward and denied reports which claimed he had too much alcohol in his body to perform.
Red City claims it fronted the New Orleans rhymer $432,000 for the concert, and that on the night of the show, when cops went to rouse the absentee performer from his hotel, he was found unconscious. "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. Weezy's explanation: The gig was cancelled. Unfortunately, he can't remember why. As TMZ reports, the hip-hop superstar believes it "had something to do with technical difficulties, like lighting and sound problems." (The Boom Box)