Lil' Wayne Sued Over Missed Concert
Lil' Wayne has been sued by Florida promoters who claim he missed a concert date and refused to reschedule it.Lil' Wayne has been sued by Florida promoters who claim he missed a concert date and refused to reschedule it.
Nunoise Entertainment and Jahfari Promotions, both based in the Tampa Bay area, filed the lawsuit Friday in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. The lawsuit claims Lil' Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, signed a contract Sept. 18 to perform at a Tampa nightclub on Oct. 29.
Lil' Wayne missed the event and returned a $15,000 deposit, but he still owes promoters $45,000 for canceling the show, the lawsuit said. The 24-year-old rapper was also obligated to schedule another performance in the Tampa Bay area to make up for the missed date but has not done so.
"He did miss a date, he admitted he missed a date, and he was supposed to make it up," said attorney Marlowe Blake, who is representing the promoter. "It's a simple breach of contract type of matter."
Besides $45,000 in actual damages, the lawsuit said Lil' Wayne's cancellation caused more than $200,000 in lost profits from the concert.
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