Lil Wayne Sued for $1M
MIAMI (CN) - Rapper Lil Wayne and his company Young Money Entertainment owe more than $1 million for renting airplanes for his "jet setting around the globe," an aircraft rental company claims in a stinging complaint.
The Signature Group sued Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (Lil Wayne) and his "putative" company Young Money Entertainment on Thursday in Miami-Dade County Court.
The 14-page lawsuit is acerbic, sometimes snide.
"As with many such artists, Mr. Carter appears to enjoy the finer things in life: expensive cars, a mansion in La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach, and private aircraft travel for himself, his agents, and members of his entourage, to worldwide destinations of his choice," the complaint states.
It continues: "Naturally, the enjoyment of such luxuries is not free, and Mr. Carter and his putative Florida limited liability, defendant Young Money, have failed to live up to their obligations and now owe plaintiff, Signature Group, over one million dollars in fees and charges relating to Mr. Carter's jet-setting around the globe on private aircraft leased to him by plaintiff. The nature of this dispute is straightforward and there are dozens of written communication from Mr. Carter's agents, not only attesting to the existence of this debt, but also promising payment if plaintiff foregoes taking action against defendants. Simply put, Mr. Carter can choose to use the proceeds that he earns to live the life of a hip-hop star - but he has to pay his bills just like the rest of us."
The Signature Group demands money owed, and damages for breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
It is represented by Scott Konopka, with Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Rose, of Stuart, Fla.