After a week of medical struggles, rapper Lil Wayne was reprimanded by a judge on Monday for missing a court hearing. Wayne is suing filmmaker Quincy Delightt Jones III over “Weezy F.,” a documentary that provides a “scandalous portrayal” of the artist. Last week, Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., reportedly suffered through a pair of “seizure-like” episodes over the course of two days, requiring hospitalization. According to TMZ, the trial judge took issue with the rapper’s absence, and his apparently lack of respect for the court.
In September, footage from Carter’s June deposition in the case leaked online, which contained alleged threats against Jones III’s lawyer. The judge cited the deposition while scolding the rapper for his “unreasonable conduct in the deposition” and “irresponsible behavior.”
According to reports, the Young Money star was hospitalized on Thursday due to a medical emergency. His plane made an emergency landing in Texas, where representatives say he was treated for a severe migraine and dehydration. TMZ went onto report that Wayne was re-hospitalized on Friday in Louisiana after suffering another “seizure-like episode.”
Wayne chose to stay home and recover on Monday, rather than attend the scheduled trial hearing.