Lil Wayne has been spending time with his family over the holidays and getting ready to start his Dedication Tour in 2016. However, Lil Wayne has also been experiencing more legal troubles — and yet still puts aside some of his wealth for a charity project close to his heart.
On Twitter, Lil Wayne took time to give his fans a Christmas greeting with a picture of him wearing Santa pants and hat. Lil Wayne also encouraged his fans to have “holiday spirit” and posted a picture of a sweater that said “Free Gucci [Mane]” on Instagram.
Regardless, it was clear that Lil Wayne also has a special focus on his own holiday spirit and posted a picture on social media of a beautiful Haitian girl with “Santa Claus,” aka boxer Andre Berto.
Around July 3, Hip Hop Wired reported that Lil Wayne was in Haiti for a free concert to raise the spirits of the people in that country on June 26. About Lil Wayne’s concert for 100,000 Haitian fans, Big O Productions CEO Olivier Martelly stated the following.
“Putting together this concert was important to me because I wanted to provide the Haitian people a platform of hope and unity through music. With this concert, we were able to do just that, the crowd connected with the artists and we were able to experience all those emotions as they watched the performances.”
The original incident that brought celebrities like Lil Wayne in to help Haiti was the devastation left over from the January 12, 2010, earthquake that left the country in shambles.
Merry Xmas to all! It's a true blessing pic.twitter.com/7stV7EVDmR— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 25, 2015
According to Time, five years after the event, celebrities like Lil Wayne are needed because, in 2015, “NGOs are pulling out, creditors have stopped investing … Haitians find themselves in a social and economic situation that is worse than before the earthquake.”
About Lil Wayne and Haiti, Vibe reported on December 21 that Lil Wayne and Karen Civil were in Haiti to give away free clothing from Trukfit and “Live Civil Thinking Cap from Karen Civil’s partnership with New Era.”
Lil Wayne also brought free Scholastic books and toys for the kids in Haiti. About the continued charity visits he does with that country, Lil Wayne stated the following.
“A lot of people tend to forget about those who are less fortunate during the holiday season, not many understand how receiving just one item could bring so much joy to a child’s life, especially if they don’t have the same everyday luxuries that the more fortunate tend to overlook. I’m just grateful to be able to give back to Haiti in any way possible.”
In the meantime, lawsuits continued to be the Grinch threatening to steal Lil Wayne’s “holiday spirit.” As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lil Wayne has 10 lawsuits currently against him, and counting — and Cash Money Records is just one.
Haiti x Trukfit x Live Civil pic.twitter.com/8VG4hLYuQZ— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 20, 2015
In short, Lil Wayne may owe a lot of money to others because his affairs are not in order due to his pending $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money Records for violations related to not releasing Tha Carter V on December 9, 2014.
Now, Lil Wayne’s own lawyers have stepped up with a lawsuit — and they claim that Lil Wayne owes close to $375,000. Billboard wrote on December 21 that this lawsuit, by lawyer Michael Kramer, is separate from the $80,000 lawsuit filed by Lil Wayne’s lawyers Garbett, Allen and Roza in October.
Adding to this, Lil Wayne is also alleged to owe a tour-support company at least $250,000. Cleve Scene reported on December 11 that “Per the lawsuit, in June 2013 and October 2013, Eighth Day Sound Systems, Inc., inked contracts with Young Money Touring” — and were never paid.
Moreover, Lil Wayne fans need to be careful not to confuse the lawsuit with Eighth Day Sound Systems with a lawsuit filed for $96,000 by Pyro Special Effects in November, according to TMZ.
Unfortunately, Lil Wayne may find that he is being abandoned at a time when he needs his lawyers the most. For example, Lil Wayne needed lawyers when he was hit with a sex tape earlier in the year, according to Hot New Hip Hop. Lil Wayne also needs lawyers to help him sue Cash Money Records and Birdman.
Lil Wayne’s Dedication Tour will begin on January 21, 2016. In the meantime, Lil Wayne will make special appearances that will be announced on his social media.
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