As Def Sounds previously reported, Lil Wayne lost his lawsuit and the counter-suit filed against him in the case over music used in The Carter Documentary against Quincy Jones III as the jury found the rapper in the wrong.
With the jury siding with Jones III, Wayne was ordered to pay him $2,195,000 as the result of Jones’ counter-suit that alleged that Wayne wrongfully blocked the release of The Carter Documentary, and destroyed any potential profit to be made off the film.
Now, Lil Wayne addresses the jury’s verdict, and he is not happy about the decision.
As TMZ reports, Lil Wayne is highly upset with the verdict; not because of the money, because he thinks the judge should have given him time to recover from his illness so he could have explained his side of the story to the jury, and not let his videotaped deposition do the talking for him.
Sources close to the rapper said Lil Wayne is sure of himself that jurors were “pissed off” at him, because he didn’t show up and testify on his own behalf. The Young Money rapper also stated that he could have swayed the jurors’ opinion and persuaded them that Jones’ documentary was slanderous towards him.
The rapper said could not appear in the courtroom, due to doctors orders because he was dealing with a “medical emergency situation,” but that didn’t stop him from taking his tour bus from Louisiana to Miami to sit courtside for the Heat game. Lil Wayne being able to make an appearance at the basketball game and not the courtroom didn’t sit will with the jurors either. You can view a photo of Lil Wayne courtside at the Heat game [here].
As for the $2.2 million that Lil Wayne was ordered to pay, sources close to him say that he is not sweating it, because that is pocket change to him.