It’s a done deal — Lil Wayne loses a major lawsuit. The rapper had sued Quincy Jones III, son of music legend Quincy Jones, over Jones’ documentary The Carter.
Wayne was actually a two-time loser striking out not only in his original his suit but in the counter suit. The court has ordered him to pay more than $2 million to Jones–$2,195,000 to be exact.
According to Contact Music, Lil Wayne “sued and claimed he never gave permission to use his music in The Carter, prompting Quincy to file a lawsuit of his own alleging the rapper had wrongfully blocked the release of the film.”
Wayne couldn’t show up to court due to a series of seizures. Because of this, reports Contact Music, “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.” This might have worked against Wayne as the judge, according to reports, was not impressed. The judge also said the rapper demonstrated ”unreasonable conduct in the deposition” and ”irresponsible behaviour.”
Another reason he might have failed in court is that he originally cooperated with the documentary, allowing cameras to follow him around. LOL. The songs used in the film were from his multi-platinum selling album, Tha Carter III—such as “Lollipop,” “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” and “Mr. Carter.”