Scam Artists Set Their Sights On Lil Wayne With Fake Tour

(AllHipHop News) Scam artists have already set their sights on rap artist Lil Wayne, by attempting to book a phony “Lil Wayne/Young Money/Cash Money Family Tour.” The crooks have been contacting independent promoters across the United States impersonating the rapper’s real manager, Cortez Bryant, using an official looking email address, cbryant@youngmoneytour2011.com. “It has come to light that an individual has been impersonating Bryant Management CEO Cortez Bryant, and Bryant Management operations manager Nina Packer, for financial gain through false bookings of a Lil Wayne featuring Young Money / Cash Money family tour,” rep’s for Cortez Bryant told AllHipHop.com. “Phony email addresses have been targeting independent promoters across the nation in an attempt to solicit dates for a Lil Wayne headlined tour featuring artists such as Nicki Minaj, Drake, Birdman and others for spring 2011.”Cortez Bryant’s rep has once again issued a statement clarifying the official booking agent for the rapper, who was released from prison on November 5th, after serving eight months in prison on Riker’s Island for a gun violation. “Lil Wayne, who is co-managed by Bryant Management and Hip Hop Since 1978, domestic tours are booked exclusively by Live Nation and Shawn Gee of SEFG, LLC,” Bryant’s rep said. Lil Wayne’s entire camp has been targeted by scam artists who have stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars from promoters and fans, by impersonating Cortez Bryant or other representatives from Young Money/Cash Money. In addition to Lil Wayne, the scam artists have targeted Drake and Nick Minaj several times.

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