Another Day, Another Lawsuit in Wayne’s World

- By Bossip Staff

Lil Wayne’s new documentary/movie “The Carter” seems to depict the tatted rapper as a sizzrup sippin, weed hittin, shallow junkie. They are running into some trouble with its release now:

An 2008, superstar rapper Lil’ Wayne allowed a film crew full access to his hectic life. Cameras rolled as he smoked marijuana, drank soda mixed with prescription cough syrup, recorded rap lyrics almost constantly, toured the world and enjoyed the trappings of fame.

The finished product, a documentary titled “The Carter,” premiered to critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival and the rapper reportedly enjoyed the movie. That’s why Quincy Jones III was left scratching his head when the rapper sued to block distribution of the documentary.

“The interesting thing is that Wayne saw the film and liked it,” said Jones, son of the legendary Quincy Jones and the movie’s producer. “Even in the declaration of the lawsuit, it says that he likes the movie — so we’re not sure if [the suit] is coming from him or that’s someone else.” The rapper, who was born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., is no stranger to contradictions.

Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was a rough, gun toting young “G” who accidentally shot himself at the age of 12. He was also an honor student who dabbled in the drama club in middle school. Though in the film, the 27-year-old rapper imbibes his drugs of choice, he also claims to avoid alcohol and says he would never use heroin because of the effect it might have on his body.

The man who penned the song “Georgia Bush” as criticism of the government handling of his beloved city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina appears angered in the film by a writer who asks about his contribution to the New Orleans sound and the influence of jazz on his “poetry.” “No I don’t want to do poetry, I’m not into poetry, this interview is with a rapper,” Wayne tells the reporter in the film before demanding the writer be ejected from the room.

According to several published reports, Wayne’s lawsuit is based on his assertion that he had been given final-cut approval of the documentary. Variety reported that a California state judge rejected the rapper’s request, clearing the way for the film to be released recently on DVD at

His attempt to control the film’s release is in keeping with Wayne’s personality as he asserts in the documentary that his genius cannot be controlled. Fans seem to love such bravado which the film displays along with his characteristically profane lyrics and innumerable tattoos. The film also depicts his grinding work ethic which allows Wayne to produce so much music that his adoring public doesn’t have a chance to miss him.

As seen in “The Carter,” the artist records almost constantly and wherever he can — in the studio, in his hotel room, on the tour bus — often through a haze of marijuana smoke. And his admirers also get to see the infamous Lil’ Wayne ego as he does not shy away from singing his own praises. “I’m going to quit very rich, very successful and the game is going to be begging me to come back,” he says in response to a question about how he might leave the music industry. “Mr. Brett Favre.”

We don’t know what he expected. SMH.

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  • KeepNit2Real

    FIRST! =D

  • Keeping It Real

    Today’s music is horrible. I can’t believe that this dude really believes his music is genuis.


    “Hello is the Martian Space Jam Jordan’s”

  • crazysexycool

    His biggest problem besides the drugs is that he’s so full of hisself. SMH

  • http://Bossip Lefty

    Lil wayne gets on my nerves. Hes so little and his face yep a true marshen. Lauren and nivea I really hope ya’ll haven’t been hiding yalls kids bcuz they look like their daddy. Poor thangs. Thats why him and Baby kissed that high ish..

  • Rrrrroe Ski Love- A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    I guess that he considers himself a major contributer to society and will go down in history as such. NOT. Here is his legacy- He will be known for his drug abuse and tatoos, his lack of growth and ignorant ways. His excessive lifestyle and bubblegum lyrics. I could go on and on and on about this clown and his cohorts but he is not worth any more of my time.

  • pynk

    Lil Wayne is wack, his “music” is wack, anybody who is affiliated w/ him is wack, etc. I’m SO over this dude. Can he go to jail already. & please, someone lose the key to his cell. 🙄

  • latoya

    what a real loser who is really full of himself and i truly don’t understand why people like him

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  • ChinyereCouture

    shamwow121- you ain’t helpin. at all.
    i like wayne, his music is…’intriguing’ at the least, i respect his grind, and he’s funny.
    the end.

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  • Lakeshow

    zGot to admit it; the lil roach is truly a Boss

  • Shannon O.

    What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?….We live in a soceity that does not have values. I understand that this man is making mad money and getting his grind on…but ask yourself…what has he given back to the world? What cause has he stood his ground for and given back to..(this does not include Hurricane Katrina…this includes a cause like March of Dimes, Breast Cancer..Homeless Shelters..Education etc.)…? What does he contribute as a PERSON in the eyes of our youth to look up to? We as a society need to get our FOCUS back and win our YOUTH back. Some artist do not understand the amount of influence that they have toward these young minds! a cloud of smoke, mixing his lean with his favorite soda…self asborbed..and these poor attributes can run on and on….maybe he will find the TRUE meaning of his PUBLIC influence and come out a different more focused young man…$$$ means nothing to ignorant people…here is something else I will add to support what I just said…A FOOL AND HIS MONEY SHALL SOON PART!!…instead of marking up your body with senseless ink…take that $$ and donate it to a youth shelter or school. Take that $$ that you so foolishly spend and build a house for a homeless family! Do something other than prove that you can afford to buy while others starve.

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  • JayNicole

    If you really look at it he’s the Elvis of hip hop/rap



  • clay

    Oh yeah, where is the red? I thought he was suppose to be reppin that culture? He’s a joke!

  • shamwow121

    ChinyereCouture- if u like hiz muzik than obviously dat dont apply to u the end =]

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