Lil Wayne loses lawsuit

Lil Wayne has lost a lawsuit against Quincy Jones III.

The ‘Lollipop’ rapper has been ordered to pay the director $2,195,000 after also losing a countersuit filed against him.

Wayne – who had been unable to attend court after suffering several seizure-like episodes – had sued and claimed he never gave permission to use his music in ‘The Carter’, a documentary about him, prompting Quincy to file a countersuit alleging the rapper had wrongfully blocked the release of the film.

As Wayne didn’t appear in court, his lawyer had to air his deposition to the jury, in which he refused to answer questions and mocked the proceeding, as well as saying the film was a ‘’scandalous portrayal’’ of his character.

The judge was not impressed with this, saying it was ‘’unreasonable conduct in the deposition’’ and ‘’irresponsible behaviour.’’

Songs used in the movie include hits such as ‘Lollipop’, ‘Stuntin’ Like My Daddy’, ‘Pussy Monster’, ‘Let the Beat Build’, ‘La La’, ‘Mr. Carter’, ‘A Milli’, and ‘Dontgetit’ from his multi-platinum selling album, ‘Tha Carter III’.

While Wayne claimed he didn’t authorise the use of his music, it seems he co-operated with the filming of the documentary, by allowing cameras to follow him around.

In his lawsuit, filed by the firm of Lavely & Singer on behalf of the star, Wayne had asked for unspecified damages and an order prohibiting the producers from using his music.

Copyright: Bang Showbiz 2012

Tuesday, 06. November 2012