Lil Wayne didn’t just lose his case against Quincy Jones III over a documentary about the rapper, he also lost the countersuit Jones filed against him and must now pay nearly $2.2 million to the filmmaker.
Quincy’s countersuit alleged Lil Wayne wrongfully blocked the release of the “The Carter,” which affected its profit potential. The jury ordered Weezy to pay Quincy $2,195,000, according to TMZ.
The lawsuit made unintentional headlines last month when video of the Young Money boss’ apathetic and dismissive behavior toward his lawyer during a videotaped deposition leaked online.
The tapes, released by TMZ last month, inspired thousands of posts on social media referencing Wayne’s “hilarious” deposition. The judge overseeing the lawsuit at the time was not at all entertained by the videos, however, and admonished the Young Money CEO for his display of “unreasonable conduct in the deposition” and “irresponsible behavior.”
The rapper, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., originally sued Jones over what he called the director’s “scandalous portrayal” of him in “The Carter,” a 2009 documentary about the multiplatinum artist’s life. Wayne also sued over the alleged unauthorized use of his music for the film.
In addition to his legal troubles, Weezy has been recovering from a health scare last month that required an emergency landing of the MC’s private jet in Texas. Early reports that Wayne had suffered multiple seizures were put to rest when the rapper’s reps released a statement that he had been successfully treated for a “severe migraine and dehydration.”
Wayne later took to Twitter to announce that he was “good” and thanked everyone for their prayers. He is reportedly still recovering at his mother’s home in Louisiana.