An aircraft rental company are asking for $1 million from the rapper
Lil Wayne is being sued for allegedly not playing private jet fees.
Aircraft rental company The Signature Group are asking for $1 million from the rapper – real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr – and Young Money Entertainment. Courthousenews.com reports that the group have released a 14-page statement that says the rapper “has to pay his bills like the rest of us”.
The statement reads: “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. 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.”
They added: “He 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.”
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has denied reports that he is set to be managed by Lil Wayne, though representatives for the rapper’s label maintain they are still set to work with the footballer. It was reported last week that Lil Wayne would represent the Real Madrid and Portugal player through his newly created sports management company.
However, this was denied by Ronaldo earlier this week with a tweet from his official Twitter account stating that: “There have been news about changes on my management team – it’s all false, and I can assure the team is – and will be – the same.”
Despite the denial, a representative for Lil Wayne and his Young Money label told TMZ that Ronaldo’s tweet is only partially true: “No one is getting fired. He’s just adding Young Money to handle branding, marketing and other sports management issues in the United States.”