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Lil' Wayne -- Big A-Hole

10/22/2007 6:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ just spoke with Charles "Duke" Lineberry, Jr., the attorney for Mitchell Entertainment Group, who promoted the concert Lil' Wayne flaked on last night in North Carolina -- and this is what went down ...

The concert was promoted as a "Stop the Violence" event, inspired because of eight gang-related murders in the small community of Wilmington, NC. Lil' Wayne was the draw, with ministers and local celebrities taking the stage to speak out against violence.

They were expecting a crowd of around 3,000 people who had paid $40 for floor seats and $30 for balcony -- but only about 1,000 kids showed up. There were multiple reasons for the small crowd -- including Lil' Wayne's recent legal troubles -- and that the concert had been canceled for four weeks, then rescheduled, after MEG filed a breach of contract lawsuit.

As a result of the low turnout, Lil' Wayne, who had been paid a part of his fee up front, was now not going to receive a couple of thousand dollars. The rapper then sat backstage for around three hours waiting for a crowd to arrive.

When the crowd didn't grow, some of the 80 sheriffs and officers in attendance offered to raise the money themselves to get Wayne to perform! The extra dough couldn't be raised until Monday, which wasn't good enough for the rapper, who left without appearing.

Mitchell Entertainment Group -- who fought to make the concert happen and to have Lil' Wayne appear -- now has to deal with refunding tens of thousands of dollars to irate concertgoers.
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Cuntry Gurl    

Yes he left before peforming done the sam ething you have the ones trashing is name but yet he is doing what he love to do RAP and make music weather you guys like it or not he is a great rapper and no matter what the other ones stated in the top of the comments for me time is money and if you wasting his time to wasting his money so get over it and if anyone wants to call him an a-hole jerk etc call Brittney , and all them other wanna be pop ,& punk singers that get praised for drinking and driving also hanging out in clubs while on medication exactaly i don't see you talking about them until you've walked or been in his shoes or any other rapper or singer that didn't show b/c of money it's 2sides to every storeywhile you're trashing his name

2371 days ago
2.

Cartman    

Maybe he likes the buttsex?

Would explain the big a-hole.

2453 days ago
3.

Lady G    

He is a complete idiot. Sure he had some catchy hits, but it is amazing the ego's that develop from talentless, uneducated "performers" who just manage to get lucky. I imagine he would experience great difficulties attempting simple math. He'll fade, hopefully sooner than later.

2453 days ago
4.

jeffrey    

Another no-talent rapper that never deserved the stage or the spotlight to begin with. When are people gonna stop buying into crap like this?

2453 days ago
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Sid Kausey    

"When the crowd didn't grow, about 80 sheriffs and officers in attendance offered to raise the money themselves to get Wayne to perform! The extra dough couldn't be raised until Monday, which wasn't good enough for the rapper, who left without appearing. "


What the F you talkin about??? That's a load of donkey mud.

2453 days ago
6.

I wonder    

He showed up here in Fayetteville, NC the other day. And Fayetteville isn't even on the map in most people's minds in most of the coutry. Unless of course you know about Ft. Bragg. So it's weird that he wouldn't show up in a more well-known part of North Carolina.

2453 days ago
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deborah    

Calling this guy an "a-hole" is a bit out of line. Musicians travel all over the country on tour and a lot of the time concert promoters and club owners try to renege on the negotiated fee. One of the tactics they use is play now pay later and more often than not, the musicians end up not getting paid at all unless there is a lawsuit. Lil' Wayne did the smart thing by not performing if they weren't going to pay him his agreed upon fee. No one goes into a restaurant and orders a bunch of food that they know they can't pay for. There's no reason why he should have to offer his services for free.

2453 days ago
8.

clem    

who in their right mind would let their children go see this complete waste of oxygen?

2453 days ago
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Internet Website Designs    

headline is misleading - deborah i agree with u

2453 days ago
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jackschitt    

I'm sorry...who is this?

2453 days ago
11.

Tired of Al    

What a jerk. The fans money should be refunded.. He could have waited until monday to get the additional money that they were willing to fundraise to get him to play. Especially since he was already at the venue. I think LiL Wayne needs to be boycotted. What a wanna be diva.......

2453 days ago
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Internet Website Designs    

deborah is right

2453 days ago
13.

justin    

Funny, I live in North Carolina, and Wilmington is not considered a "small town." If you going to the beach in NC, that's where most people go. It's also home to one of the University's of NC...but it is considered to be a party school.

2453 days ago
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K-FEDS MOM    

THE GUYS AN AHOLE.... I HOPE THEY GOT THEIR MONEY BACK THEY GAVE HIM UP FRONT... HE COULD HAVE JUST DONE IT FOR THE GOOD OG THE COMMUNITY... I HATE THE MAN

2453 days ago
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Vee    

I don't get why they didn't write up a contract or promissory note for the full funds that would be transfered on Monday.. unless one side refused.. I'm siding with Deborah as well.

2453 days ago
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