Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is not ready to dig into his pockets to pay up a $2.1 million settlement in his The Carter lawsuit and reportedly wants another opportunity in court to come out the victor.
According to reports, Weezy F. Baby has filed the necessary documents to request an appeal.
Lil Wayne isn’t rolling over after losing his massive legal battle against Quincy Jones III — TMZ has learned, the rapper’s now taking steps to get another shot at Quincy in court. TMZ broke the story back in November … Weezy was ordered to pay Quincy $2,195,000 in the wake of the producer’s lawsuit against the rapper. Wayne had claimed Quincy released a “scandalous” documentary about him, and used his music in the flick without his permission. Quincy shot back, claiming Wayne’s legal tantrum torpedoed his film’s profit potential by miring it in litigation. The jury decided in Quincy’s favor. Now, Wayne’s filed docs declaring his intent to appeal the jury’s decision. He’s got a month to file the actual appeal itself. (TMZ)
Reports of Wayne losing the lawsuit turned into a hot topic back in early November.
A judge reportedly ordered the Young Money head honcho to pay $2,195,000 after ruling in favor of a countersuit filed by producer Quincy Jones III over the documentary, tossing out Lil Wayne’s original suit. He originally sued over the use of his music and his “scandalous portrayal” in the 2009 indie film, which followed the MC before and during his “Tha Carter III” album release. (Billboard)
To add fuel to the fire, the rap star’s released deposition tapes may have hurt his chances after they emerged in September.
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)
This latest news comes just weeks after Wayne wrote nearly an $8 million check for tax-related debts.
The taxman has released liens it had on rapper Lil Wayne’s Miami Beach house after the diminutive singer paid off back taxes for a total $7.72 million, Gossip Extra has learned. Katching! The IRS, and we the people, thank you! According to court filings, the tatted out chart-topping singer of Got Money and Lolli Pop became the target of not just one, but THREE liens for unpaid income levy. Weezy, 30, owed $3,351,077.95 for 2008 and $2,258,956 and 4 cents for 2009, according to Miami-Dade County records. The other liens listed money owed since 2002! (Gossip Extra)