Lil Wayne has been sued for more than a million dollars by Signature Group LLC of Miami, who says the rapper / sports agent / entrepreneur owes the company for missed payments, charges and fees on a leased Gulfstream jet.
The complaint filed against Dwayne Michael Carter Jr (Lil Wayne) and Young Money Entertainment says the plane was used in 2013 and most of this year, and the full operating costs were not paid, along with the cost of some upgrades that were made to the jet at the group's request. Those upgrades include satellite phones, a custom bed, and sophisticated medical equipment. That last one has me stumped.
Signature Group's owner, Kevin Parrott said:
"We provided Lil Wayne and his Young Money organization with the service they desired and expected, since 2006. We've mutually benefited from our longstanding working relationship and have had the pleasure of flying several artists under the Young Money Entertainment umbrella. This suit could have been avoided if Young Money Entertainment paid Signature Group, as promised, before the upcoming 2014 Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour."
For a guy that raps so much about money, he supposedly doesn't have the cash to pay his tab. "We have multiple text messages from his management team... stating that they have 'no money' to pay the bills currently, contrary to the earlier and repeated promises to pay," said Signature Group's attorney, Scott Konopka.
Signature Group says all attempts to communicate with Young Money Entertainment have have failed, which had necessitated the lawsuit amounting to $1,066,751.67.