Lil Wayne is back in a very familiar place - at the defensive end of a lawsuit. Weezy is now being sued for unpaid legal fees by his former legal team who represented him during a large portion of his Cash Money Records case.
According to XXL, the law firm alleges that Wayne did not pay $375,239 in legal fees to Wayne's former lawyer Michael Kramer and his firm. Kramer represented Wayne during his fight against Birdman and Cash Money Records in an attempt to try and get out of his contract with the record label starting in 2013.
According to the suit that was filed in Manhattan court Monday, Dec. 21, Wayne agreed to pay an initial up front $20,000 retainer fee and then subsequent bills from July 2013 on. However, Wayne failed to pay his bills according to the suit. Kramer continued to bill the rapper and presumably do work for him from Nov. 2014 to Oct. 2015.
Kramer and his firm eventually dropped Wayne as a client over the debt dispute.
In the lawsuit, Kramer says he "made numerous attempts to resolve the dispute amicably. These attempts were ultimately unsuccessful."
Though Lil Wayne has been releasing some music this year, despite the struggles he has had getting Tha Carter V out of the clutches of Cash Money Records, it seems as though he has spent more time dealing with lawyers and lawsuits. He was sued once again by his own legal team at Garbett, Allen and Roza over $80,000 in unpaid fees, who represented him in a suit against a private jet leasing company Signature Group. Wayne eventually lost the case and had to pay $2 million. He had assets seized to pay for the damages, which included some of his estimated $30 million art collection.