Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly lost a publicized lawsuit over 2009’s The Carter documentary and must pay big bucks in damages.
According to reports, Weezy F. Baby must pay just over $2 million to the film’s producer Quincy Jones III.
Lil Wayne just lost his case against Quincy Jones III over the documentary about the rapper, and even worse for him, he lost the countersuit QIII filed against him. The jury ordered Lil Wayne to pay Quincy $2,195,000. Quincy’s countersuit alleged Lil Wayne wrongfully jock blocked the release of the film, screwing up its profit potential. (TMZ)
In September, 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)