Lil Wayne isn’t taking his sex tape leak sitting down, but the rapper’s legal threats haven’t stopped one website from releasing snippets of the explicit video onto the internet.
The rapper was reportedly featured in an X-rated video with two women identified as strippers, and within days of the video hitting the internet, Lil Wayne has taken action. The rapper has lawyered up, sending a cease and desist letter to the site Hollywood Street King, which hosted a snippet of the video.
“We hereby demand that you immediately cease the use, exploitation and/or distribution of the video and that you deliver all copies, including electronic copies, of same to us or destroy such copies immediately and that you desist from this or any other infringement of Mr. Carter’s rights in the future,” reads the letter, which was obtained by TMZ.
But the site doesn’t appear to be backing down. On Wednesday, it released a third snippet of the video, along with some allegations that drug use was involved.
“Feedback from females out there who watched Lil Wayne’s smashing footage say they suspect the YMCMB rapper ‘was high’ at the time when the three-way smash session was documented. Just ask Khia, who says that she believes is the reason why Tunechi seems to have failed at… let’s just say … rising to the occasion.”
Word of the sex tape has been circulating for weeks, but it appeared to be confirmed when the footage was leaked byDiary of a Hollywood Street King. Though the roughly two-minute clip was grainy, it identified the man seen with two women in a hotel room as Lil Wayne.
The site also gave a bit of information about the video’s origin, saying that the person in possession was looking to cash in. When word got back to Lil Wayne, he immediately threatened to sue.
“Last month, Vivid Entertainment was presented with a four-minute clip of the Lil Wayne’s sex tape. After viewing the sex tape, reps at Vivid immediately called their alliance over at TMZ and sold the story.
“Everyone knows Wayne’s a source for TMZ. That’s why TMZ immediately got at Wayne, telling him about the story. Once they hipped Wayne, he said: ‘If someone sells a sex tape of me with my socks on, I’ll sue.'”
Within days of the first sex tape release, the site added a longer snippet reportedly showing Lil Wayne having sex. The site acknowledged that the video itself was not verified but quoted one of Lil Wayne’s ex-girlfriends who appeared to confirm the video.
Listen, I can only protect a dude for so long. Once the sex tape drops, the jig is up!
— Karrine & Co.® (@karrineandco) October 12, 2015
The video itself has generated a lot of interest around the internet and was viewed tens of thousands of times, according to the video hosting site Vid.me. Other media outlets have dug up information on the women reportedly featured. The site Fameolous identified them as Paris Richards and Tanya Barbie, who were referred to as “known escorts out of Canada.”
Neither woman has confirmed that they are on the video, however.
Lil Wayne as claimed that the sex tape was filmed without his knowledge or consent. His case is very similar to that of another celebrity, former WWE star Hulk Hogan, who is also taking legal action for a sex tape filmed and released without his knowledge.
It is not clear if there is any more to the Lil Wayne sex tape, but it appears the rapper’s legal threats haven’t stopped the site from releasing whatever it has in its arsenal.
[Image by Instagram/Lil Wayne]