Lil Wayne’s Former Bus Driver Sues Rapper Over Death Threats
Lil Wayne is facing yet another lawsuit. This latest one, reports the New York Daily News, has been filed by a man who was once the driver on Wayne's tour bus. That man, Mark Jones, claims that during a gas stop near Buffalo last August, the rapper became agitated, insisting that he wanted to reach his hotel immediately. According to the suit (filed in Manhattan), as Jones tried to finish filling up the bus, Wayne threatened to pistol whip, then kill the man if he didn't hurry up. Jones alleges that Wayne pulled a gun while he issued the threats.
This suit comes as another in a long line of troubles for Wayne, who is at quite the crossroads. According to Wayne, his longtime label head, friend and mentor, Bryan "Baby" Williams, is holding up the release of Wayne's upcoming 11th solo album, Tha Carter V. The disagreement has led to not only a splintering of their relationship, but a lawsuit and a series of on-wax disses. Though Wayne isn't legally off of Cash Money at the time being, the hostility has boiled over, and seems even to be playing out via proxies. Baby's newest artist, Young Thug, first announced his album--dropping this Friday (April 17)--would be called Carter 6. After Wayne threatened a lawsuit, he changed it to Barter 6. As for Wayne, he has announced a new project, dubbed the Free Weezy Album.
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