An LA promoter is claiming that a member of Tunechi's entourage attacked him with a skateboard last May, and is just now taking legal action.
Lil' Wayne isn't known for being levelheaded. Just last week, he blew up at a cameramanÂ during a Celebrity Beach Bowl football game after the man shoved him out of the way (to his credit, heÂ didÂ explainÂ himself).Â
Now, LA Weekly hasÂ reportedÂ that CaliforniaÂ music promoter Alfredo Marino is preparing to sue Wayne for an assault he claims took place last May near the Odd Future store in Los Angeles. He planned on buying a shirt for his daughter at the store, but apparentlyÂ ended up being knocked unconscious by a blow from a skateboard to the back of the head.Â After spotting Wayne outside the shopÂ and approaching him for a picture, witnessesÂ claim one of the hisÂ bodyguards hit MarinoÂ after being instructed to do so by the rapper.Â
"The bodyguards started tripping and saying, 'I told you that Lil' Wayne does not want to be bothered,'" heÂ said. "I told them I have taken pictures of tons of people and I just want to show my friends that I saw Lil' Wayne. They started calling me a 'groupie' and I said, 'I ain't no groupie.'"
It was at that point that Tunechi's entourage surrounded and attacked him.Â After regaining consciousness, Marino was taken to theÂ Cedars-Sinai hospital andÂ treated for a concussion andÂ vertigo.Â
The New Orleans rapper will be beginning a European tour shortly, and as suchÂ Marino'sÂ lawyer is pressing to have the lawsuit served as soon as possible, while he's still in town. He filed it today.Â
So far, there's been no response from Wayne's camp. There's word that aÂ Cash Money labelÂ partyÂ has been organizedÂ at anÂ undisclosedÂ location inÂ West Hollywood tomorrow evening, andÂ Wayne is scheduled to make anÂ appearance. Stay tuned.Â Â