Los Angeles Promoter Suing Lil Wayne Over Assault With A Skateboard
A promoter is suing Lil Wayne after one of his bodyguards reportedly assaulted him with a skateboard.
It looks like Lil Wayne is back in legal hot water over an alleged assault with a skateboard.
In a recent report from LA Weekly, it appears that Los Angeles promoter Alfredo Marino is preparing to sue Weezy over a reported assault. Marino claims that in May 2012, a member of the YMCMB rapper's entourage hit him over the head with a skateboard.
Marino recalls that he saw Wayne and his entourage skating in Los Angeles, and approached them with the hopes of getting his picture taken with the rapper. After repeated requests, Marino says that Wayne became angry and ordered one of his bodyguards to attack him.
"I was star-struck," Marino told LA Weekly. "I was like 'Cool, cool, cool!'...[his bodyguards] started tripping and saying, 'I told you that Lil Wayne does not want to be bothered.' I told them I have taken pictures of tons of people and I just want to show my friends that I saw Lil Wayne. They started calling me a 'groupie' and I said, 'I ain't no groupie'...Lil Wayne had enough, I guess, and he rolled up on a skateboard and he said, 'Alright motherfucker, you want to take a picture like a groupie? Like a little bitch? Like a little girl? Is that what you want?'"
He continued, "I couldn't believe he was telling me this. I actually started laughing. I didn't take it seriously. I told him I just wanted a picture and that I'm a promoter. But he said, 'I don't want to hear that shit. You're nothing but a groupie bitch to me.'"
It was following this exchange that Marino says one of Wayne's entourage picked up a skateboard and hit him over the head with it, knocking him unconscious. He was later treated at a nearby hospital for a concussion and vertigo.
"Honestly, I'm not trying to be a millionaire for getting smacked over the head," Marino said. "I want him to realize that there are fans out there, tons of fans out there and this is the way he's going to treat them?...I'm a big Hip Hop fan, and I loved Lil Wayne's music. Now I hate his music. But I'm kind of like in the zone that everywhere I go I see Lil Wayne. I see him on TV. I hear him every damn day on the radio. I can't get away from this guy. It disgusts me."
In an earlier report from DX, Wayne was quoted as having told Marino that, "Don’t you know all it takes is a word and these motherfuckers are going to fuck you up?"
This isn't the first time the rapper's entourage has been accused of assault. Last year, Weezy's bodyguards were accused of attacking a photographer in Miami while the rapper was skating.