Last week, it was reported that Lil Wayne received a settlement for over $10 million in his battle with Birdman and Cash Money records. But he might have to give a portion of that money to a security guard who’s accusing him of a hate crime.
Andrew Nunemacher said in 2016, when he was working the front door at Los Angeles’ Hyde nightclub, the rapper punched him in the face after some people from his entourage couldn’t get in. The rapper and his crew were there that night for a BET Awards after party.
He also said that Wayne hurled a glass at his face and yelled “F–k you, white boy.”
The way Nunemacher sees it, Wayne assaulted him because of his “Caucasian ancestry and descent,” and he’s suing the rapper, his record label and the nightclub all at once. Plus, he’s asking for $25,000 in civil penalties due to personal damages and is also suing for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
But Wayne said Nunemacher is lying and there was no hate crime committed or assault. And if he did suffer any injuries, it was because the rapper and his team had to use self-defense.
In fact, Wayne said that any damages that Nunemacher received were caused because he didn’t perform his job properly and was negligent. The “A Milli Rapper” also said he acted in a “careful and reasonable” manner on that night and did nothing wrong.
The lawsuit comes at a very eventful time for Wayne, because he’s featured on a new song with Nicki Minaj called “Rich Sex” that has the Internet buzzing and again, he scored that big settlement from Birdman and his label Cash Money Records after a four-year court battle.
“Per our settlement agreement, the matter has been amicably resolved to the satisfaction of all parties,” said Ron Sweeney, Wayne’s attorney. “In terms of the particulars, we’re prohibited legally from saying anything further. I can say that my client is happy. He is his own man, a man that owns his assets, his music and himself. At some point, Wayne will let his fans know what’s going to happen next.”
Sweeney, however, didn’t issue a statement about the hate crime case, nor has Wayne. At this point, both sides are still going back and forth, and nothing has been resolved.