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Lil' Wayne (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)
Fla. Promoters Sue Rapper Lil' Wayne
Posted: January 22, 2007
MIAMI (AP) -- Lil' Wayne has been sued by promoters who claim he missed a concert date and refused to reschedule it.

Nunoise Entertainment and Jahfari Promotions, both based in the Tampa Bay area, filed the lawsuit Friday in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. The lawsuit claims Lil' Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, signed a contract Sept. 18 to perform at a Tampa nightclub on Oct. 29.

Lil' Wayne missed the event and returned a $15,000 deposit, but he still owes promoters $45,000 for canceling the show, the lawsuit said.

The 24-year-old rapper was also obligated to schedule another performance in the Tampa Bay area to make up for the missed date but has not done so, the lawsuit said.

"He did miss a date, he admitted he missed a date, and he was supposed to make it up," said attorney Marlowe Blake, who is representing the promoter. "It's a simple breach of contract type of matter."

Besides $45,000 in actual damages, the lawsuit said Lil' Wayne's cancellation caused more than $200,000 in lost profits from the concert.

A telephone message was left after hours with his record label, Cash Money Records, in New York.

Lil' Wayne's albums include "Tha Block Is Hot," "Lights Out," "Tha Carter" and "Tha Carter II."

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