Lil Wayne’s Manager Responds to No-Show Charge in Bahamas
Last week, a company called Red City Entertainment filed suit against multi-platinum rapper Lil Wayne for missing a scheduled concert appearance on September 27, 2008, in the Bahamas.
According to the promoter’s allegations, on the evening in question the Louisiana rapper was found by police, lying unconscious in his hotel room, after failing to show up at the venue at his scheduled call time.
Red City is seeking $432,000 in restitution for his advance and travel arrangements, but his manager Cortez Bryant counters that Wayne’s no-show was due to breach of contract on the promoter’s side.Bryant made a statement that the September 27 date was in fact a make up date, as the concert had been originally scheduled for the previous day.
“Our show was set for September 26th last year,” Bryant said. “We arrived on time, ready to perform and learned that due to lack of payment from the promoters. The sound company they had hired packed up and left the venue before Wayne was scheduled to hit the stage. So they were forced to cancel the show. On those grounds, at that moment, they were in breach of contract and forfeited their deposit.”
Although the make-up date, Sept. 27th was Wayne’s birthday, Weezy agreed to perform at the rescheduled event, which also featured Birdman and Buju Banton, as long as the promoter made arrangements that were up to his standards.
“I presented their case to Wayne and he said he would do it if the promoters had everything right, based on our contract,” Bryant continued. “I then told the promoters to extend our rooms and if, and only if, there were no problems at the venue, then he would take the stage.
“When I arrived at the venue, the security was horrible, causing it to be an unsafe environment and the sound system wasn’t up to our contracted standard,” Bryant explained. “I then told the promoters Wayne wasn’t coming because they didn’t have their setup to a contracted standard for the second night in a row.”
One can only assume that Weezy then spent the rest of the evening enjoying his mothaf—– birthday so much he passed out.