The saying goes, “fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” For Rochester, New York’s RMF Productions, the third time Lil Wayne [click to read] canceled on them called for more than embarrassment. According to TMZ, RMF’s General Manager Edward Strickland has filed a lawsuit against Wayne, amounting to $1.3 million.
Strickland, who was the promoter for all three shows, alleges that he wired Wayne an advanced payment of $100,000 last October, but has yet to see any returns after Wayne canceled his performance at the Blue Cross Arena due to a weak sound system. After rescheduling for a December 6 performance, Weezy went missing in action again.
The final straw came on January 21, when Wayne once again stood up Rochester and Strickland, explaining that it was due to “logistics of the band,” via email. Allegedly, Wayne and his band could not all make the Rochester gig as they had to travel to Calgary the next day for their “I Am Music” tour [click to read]. Because the Rochester show was separate from the tour, Wayne and his management decided to skip New York in favor for Canada, with plans to reschedule an extra leg of the tour for spring 2009.
Lil Wayne’s road manager, Cortez Bryant, was also listed in the lawsuit.