ROCHESTER, NY (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — As previously reported by CelebrityAccess, Lil’ Wayne, AKA Dwayne Carter Jr., was originally scheduled to play at the Arena in Rochester on December 26th but dropped out of the gig, complaining about the sound system. The concert was rescheduled to December 6th but Wayne again cancelled, citing "mandatory tour rehearsal for his upcoming 'I Am Music' tour" and rescheduled for Jan. 21.
Rochester, New York’s RMF Productions, found the third cancellation more than embarrassing and according to TMZ, RMF’s General Manager Edward Strickland has filed a lawsuit against Wayne, in the amount of $1.3 million.
Wayne was paid $100,000 in October of 2007 and has yet to return his advance. Wayne cited a the sound system at the arena as one of his reasons for his show’s cancellations.
The third cancellation on January 21 was the final time Wayne stood up the Rochester sighting “logistics of the band,” by email. The band was on their way to Canada for their “I Am Music” tour. According to TMZ because the Rochester venue 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.
Cortez Bryant, Lil Wayne’s road manager, was also sited in the lawsuit. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers