Lil Wayne is accused of refusing to sit for a deposition and answer questions about his settlement with Birdman.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the rapper’s former lawyer, Ronald Sweeney, claims Wayne failed to appear for a depo on August 24, 2021.
They claim he also refuses to provide available dates for one. Sweeney says Wayne’s team says they won’t schedule it until the judge rules on their motion to dismiss the $20 million lawsuit.
Sweeney says this is nonsense and wants the court to step in. He is demanding Wayne be ordered to appear and be grilled under oath about the facts of the case.
As we previously reported, Lil Wayne is being sued by his former lawyer/manager Ronald Sweeney for $20 million. Sweeney accuses the rapper of screwing him out of commissions owed.
The attorney started working with the Young Money founder in 2005. He claims he took over as manager after Wayne had another man named Cortez Bryant fired.
Bryant was a childhood friend of Wayne but the two had an issue involving Drake and Cash Money. Sweeney claims to have secured a ton of important business deals for Weezy including a massive settlement with Birdman and Cash Money.
The suit says Wayne “failed and refused to pay Plaintiffs his promised 10% of the recovery from lawsuits, 10% of the sale of master recordings owned by Lil Wayne’s record label, and then 17% in general commissions that he owes to Plaintiffs in connection with Plaintiff’s day to day management activities.”
Wayne is also suing Sweeney accusing him of overcharging him for years. He is demanding in excess of $20 million. The rapper also claims Sweeney was never his manager and only worked as his lawyer. He says he already paid the attorney over $20 million for his services and denies owing him a penny more.
The judge has yet to rule on the deposition.