Lil Wayne Gets Bad News in Bid to Stop Film

Lil Wayne Gets Bad News in Bid to Stop Film

Court rules against Weezy in $50 million lawsuit.

Published April 29, 2011

It looks like Lil Wayne’s attempts to thwart the distribution of a documentary film focusing on his life may fall short.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, a California appeals court ruled that the rapper may actually be at fault for failing to give interviews as promised. 


Lil Wayne filed the $50 million lawsuit after The Carter documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, claiming that producers of the film breached their contract with him by including unapproved content that the multiplatinum rapper deemed objectionable. A countersuit filed by the defendant, Digerati Holdings, says that it was Wayne who broke the contract. In the suit, they also noted that Wayne’s attorneys went so far as to contact MTV Networks and Viacom stating their disapproval of the film, which interfered with their chances of getting either to distribute the film. 


At this point Wayne could be the one held liable for damages because of his refusal to participate with the film as promised. 


For now, both sides will have the opportunity to make their arguments in front of a judge when the case goes back to court.


(Photo:  Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

Written by Brooklyne Gipson


Latest in news