Lil Wayne lost his case against Quincy Jones III and Jones’ countersuit against him on Monday (Nov. 5), with a jury ordering the rapper to pay Jones $2,195,000.
Lil Wayne was suing Jones for using his music in a documentary chronicling the rapper’s life as he was putting together the album “Tha Carter III.” Wayne was reportedly down with the documentary at first but later disowned it, calling it a “scandalous portrayal.”
According to TMZ, Lil Wayne never showed up in court for the trial, since the day he was scheduled to testify, he had suffered seizure-like episodes, preventing him from flying. In his absence, Lil Wayne’s lawyer then had to show the jury Wayne’s deposition tapes, in which he mocks and sort of vaguely threatens Jones’ attorney.
Wayne is reportedly telling friends that the judge should have given him time to recover from his illness and that jurors were “pissed off” since he wasn’t there to testify.