Lil’ Wayne, who is credited with introducing the term ‘bling,’ on B.G.’s Chopper City In the Ghetto album, is being sued by Jack Sutton Fine Jewelry in Florida’s Miami-Dade Circuit Court for allegedly skipping payments on a diamond ring and a necklace purchased in October. The suit alleges that Wayne (born Dwayne Michael Carter) agreed to pay for the jewelry in monthly installments, but no more payments have been received since an initial check for $24,000 was delivered on Oct. 12 followed by a postdated check for January 2008.
“I’ve been doing business with him for at least 10 years,” owner Jack Sutton told Eurweb.com. “He’s always been wonderful with paying me. He spent a lot of money with me. I thought we have a really good relationship. I don’t know what happened.”
Lil’ Wayne’s attorney Ron Sweeney called the incident a “misunderstanding” and says if the allegations are true they will be handled accordingly.
Things may be looking decidedly better on the legal front in regards to Wayne’s Aug. 13 arrest in Atlanta for drug possession. MTV reports that during a preliminary hearing yesterday, a judge agreed to examine evidence and allow fingerprint analysis to determine if the search that produced the arrest was legal. Wayne’s legal team says the objects in question, 60 generic Xanax pills, 59 hydrocodone pills and two burnt marijuana joints, were found in an adjacent room not belonging to the Cash Money Records star.
Lastly, Cash Money co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams will add his name to a long list of artists releasing material on Dec. 4. Birdman’s 5*Stunna will be led by the single “Pop Bottles” featuring Lil’ Wayne and Jadakiss. In addition to production from Cool & Dre, Kane Beatz and T-Mix the album will showcase Cash Money signees Yo Gotti and All Star. Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and Fat Joe will also be featured on the LP. This will be Birdman’s third solo album, following Birdman a.k.a. #1 Stunna and 2005’s Fast Money, which has sold 204,000 domestic copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.