Lil Wayne sued over crew member’s skateboard assault

Fan claims a member of the rapper's crew caused 'serious injury' by hitting him over the head

Lil Wayne is being sued by a fan who claims one of the rapper’s minders assaulted him with a skateboard.

According to US gossip site TMZ, the alleged victim of the assault, Alfredo Marino, was hit over the head with the skateboard by one of Weezy’s crew after becoming involved in an argument with the rapper in May last year (2012).

In the lawsuit, filed in LA County Superior Court by attorney Craig Chisvin on behalf of Marino, the victim claims he suffered a “severe injury” to his head and is holding Lil Wayne and his record label Cash Money responsible for “enabling the attacker”.

At the time of the incident, Marino’s lawyer told TMZ: “My client will enforce all of his rights under the law and all individuals responsible for this outrageous incident will be blamed for the damages that my client has suffered and continues to suffer.”

Last year, Lil Wayne stated that he will release just two more albums before retiring from music, perhaps leading to a move into the film industry. He told MTV News that ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’ will be his penultimate album with just one more record, ‘Tha Carter V’, to follow.

Speaking to reporters about his career and feeling old at 30, Wayne said: “I know y’all want me around for a little bit, and ‘Tha Carter V’ is my last album. Man, I’ve been rapping since I was 8 years old. I’m 30 now, man. That’s a long time, man.”