Lil Wayne loses film case after failing to attend

December 2012



Lil Wayne’s recent health scares have meant that the rapper has lost two legal battles on account of not being able to fly.  Both battles involved Quincy Jones III. Initially, Lil Wayne filed a lawsuit against Jones after it was revealed that he was working on a documentary on the rapper branding the work as a scandalous portrayal but also that Jones didn’t get appropriate approval to use many of the songs featured in the film. Unfortunately the hearing could not have been more poorly timed for Lil Wayne who hit headlines after TMZ leaked that he had had not one, but two seizures while onboard his private jet and so could not attend and testify. With the jury trial scheduled the judge in the case then had two options, either declaring a mistrial or forcing Wayne’s legal reps to plead their case without him there. The latter was chosen and Wayne’s lawyers were forced to display their client’s disposition, in which he is uncooperative and highly critical of the hearing. The disposition was via a pre-recorded video and it seems the judge became angered by the rapper’s tone and attitude in the video, claiming that Wayne seemed to consider the case a joke. And, as a result of “unreasonable conduct in the deposition” and “irresponsible behaviour”, the judge threw out Wayne’s case and ruled in Jones’s favour on the countersuit.

Lil Wayne was ordered to pay $2,195,000 to Quincy Jones III.

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