Lil Wayne loses lawsuit against The Carter filmmaker, ordered to pay him $2.2 million
Lil Wayne has lost his lawsuit against the makers of The Carter, a documentary about him. TMZ reports that not only was Weezy defeated on his original claim that the filmmaker, Quincy Jones III, used his songs without permission, he’s also been ordered to pay Jones $2.2 million for costing Jones profits on his documentary by attempting to block its release.
None of this seems likely to do anything to change Weezy’s already skeptical opinion of the justice system, as evidenced by the September video of him berating an attorney at his deposition. Wayne also refused to participate in the actual trial, never showing up for court—even before he was sick—and letting his lawyers do all the talking for him. His absence ultimately may not have sat well with juries, and hence the pricey ruling against him.