Lil Wayne on Lost Lawsuit: I Got Screwed Up by Judge, Jurors
Rapper thinks he should have been given more time to recover from health scare
Rapper Lil Wayne lost the lawsuit against Quincy Jones III over a documentary he initially agreed to be a part of, and he’s super upset about it, telling friends that both judge and jury “screwed him up,” it has emerged.It all started back when Lil Wayne was still recording his “Tha Carter III” album and he agreed to allow cameras to follow him around for a documentary.
When the time came for the movie to be released, Lil Wayne said it was defamatory to his character and moved to block it. Quincy Jones III countersued him for loss of profit.
The other day, a judge said Jones had won both lawsuits, a sentence that could have been avoided if Lil Wayne had more time, he’s telling friends, as reported by TMZ.
As per the celebrity e-zine, the rapper isn’t even upset because he’s been ordered to pay $2 million (€1.7 million) to Quincy Jones III, since that kind of money is “small change” to him.
It’s more of a matter of principle, if you will.
“He thinks the judge should have given him time to recover from his illness so he could have made his case to the jury. Wayne is telling his boys he's positive jurors were ‘[expletive]-ed off’ because he didn't show up and testify,” TMZ writes.
“Wayne says he could have turned jurors and convinced them that Quincy's documentary on him was defamatory. He's also convinced the jury would never have awarded Quincy more than $2 mil for lost profits as a result of Wayne trashing the flick,” the same report adds.
Indeed, Wayne had been rushed to the hospital after suffering some form of seizure only days before he was due in court, so there’s truth to that.
However, he was not unfit to travel because of it, as he’s telling friends, TMZ explains.
“He's leaving out one important fact. He wasn't so sick he couldn't take his tour bus from Louisiana to Miami to sit courtside for the Heat game,” the e-zine writes.
Instead of getting his attorney to tell the court he was in no condition to show up in court (even though he wasn’t that sick), Wayne agreed to have him play his deposition tapes to the jury – one of which had him threatening the lawyer.