Lil Wayne has been ordered to pay $150,000 in a lawsuit that he failed to respond to over fraudulent concerts.
The rap star has been ordered to pay the funds to Ramin Natan, who had sued him over breach of contract and fraud. In the suit, Natan claimed that he loaned $500,000 to a concert promoter named Eric Stenger for Wayne’s shows. However, Stenger was not actually a concert promoter and had been working alongside Wayne to create fraudulent shows, Natan claims. Although Wayne had received the money Natan loaned him, he never performed a show and didn’t give back any of the cash.
News of the lawsuit first broke in January, which dates back to shows in 2017. Natan is suing Wayne, Stenger, Quality Control Booking, Dwayne Carter, Young Money Touring, Inc., and the rap group Migos: Quavious Marshall (Quavo), Kiari Cephus (Offset), and Kirshinik Ball (Takeoff).
The judge gave a default ruling this week after Wayne failed to respond to the lawsuit, legal documents obtained by TMZ show. The publication reached out to hear Wayne’s side of the story and if he will end up paying back the funds, but did not hear back.
Wayne has been making headlines lately for some questionable behavior on tour with blink-182 this past summer. First, he threatened to quit the tour in Virginia and only played four songs, noting that he’s not used to playing for small crowds. Nonetheless, he resumed the tour, but upset fans in Tampa after calling-off his set last-minute and again in St. Louis when a marijuana dispute in a hotel got him kicked-out of a Ritz-Carlton and he left the city. The tour just-wrapped up last week in Brooklyn.