The chart-topping star’s former bodyguard, Carlos Christian, claims Carter threatened to shoot him with a semiautomatic rifle during an altercation in Hidden Hills, California. Christian reportedly “incurred medical expenses, lost wages and suffered emotional distress.” As a result, he has a filed lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Lil’ Wayne nor his legal representatives have provided a public statement regarding the lawsuit.
Prior to Christian’s lawsuit, Lil’ Wayne most recently dealt with a firearms charge in 202o. The 41-year-old rapper was charged with “illegally possessing a loaded, gold-plated .45-caliber handgun while traveling to South Florida on a private plane.”
“According to court documents, an anonymous tip led officers to Opa Locka Executive Airport on December 23, 2019, where Lil Wayne, whose official name is Dwayne Michael Carter, arrived on a private flight from California. Officers spoke with Carter, who told them that he had a gun in his bag,” a statement from the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida reads.
“After securing a search warrant, officers looked in the bag containing Carter’s personal items and found a gold-plated Remington 1911, .45-caliber handgun loaded with six rounds of ammunition. The bag also contained personal use amounts of cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone.”
The platinum-recording artist plead guilty before being pardoned by former President Donald Trump.