A California business man, seeking compensation for work done to Lil Waynes 1999 Bentley Arnage, officially filed a new lawsuit against Lil Wayne today in California Superior Court today (June 10).
Le Marck de Andre and his Silicon Valley law firm are seeking $123,800 plus an additional $200 per day from Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment for failure to settle the debt.
My direct observation and experience with Dwayne M. Carter's financial and personal irresponsibility over the years has taught and demonstrated to me that he has become the new symbol of financial illiteracy and slavery in the 21st century, an incensed de Andre told AllHipHop.com in a statement.
The remarks are de Andres first public statement about his ongoing battle with Lil Wayne.
This is unequivocally not fiction, nor is it a misunderstanding, de Andre said.
According to de Andre, he was contracted by Lil Wayne around October 2005 to customize said Bentley.
However, since Wayne failed to provide the initial $78,507 for ten months, de Andre decided to terminate the contract and take legal action.
An attorney for de Andre, Dan R. Price, filed an initial breach of contract suit in December 2007, alleging that an outstanding balance of $91,000 remained to be paid for the Bentley, which was being refurbished and repaired.
Lil Wayne was served with the legal documents in January, shortly following his highly publicized Arizona arrest.
For a little over 5 years, I have been involved with the consistent and perpetual business behavioral illustrations of Dwayne M. Carter's high-level of financial illiteracy, lack of liquidity, leveraged acquisition liability accumulation and below zero net-worth; as well as lack of business communication, character, and integrity- all learned behaviors- and the primary reasons for non-payment, de Andre fumed. My prognostication is unless and until [he] transforms his personal, business, and financial attitude and adopts new behaviors, these unfortunate behavioral components will equate to future lawsuits, defaults, repossessions, foreclosures, and the making of a great candidate for bankruptcy."
The new legal action coincides with the release of Lil Waynes highly anticipated sixth solo album, The Carter III, which hit stores today.
The album features the hit single Lollipop, which has been the #1 song on Billboards Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks.
His two follow up singles, the Bangladesh produced A Milli and T-Pain assisted Got Money, plus his featured appearance on Ushers Love In This Club Part II give Lil Wayne the most appearances on the Hot 100 chart at once by a single artist.
The honor was previously held by 50 Cent, who had three listings on the chart in May 2005.