Lil Wayne is being accused of harassing his tour bus driver last August.
Mark Jones filed a lawsuit with Manhattan Supreme Court, according to the NY Daily News, claiming that the rapper yelled and cursed at him when the bus was stopped at a gas station, demanding to be taken the hotel.
The bus was on its way from a concert at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, where Wayne performed with fellow Young Money artist Drake.
The lawsuit says that, although Jones complied with Wayne’s demands, the 32-year-old “did not stop yelling, cursing, and threatening.” Jones said he pulled over and Wayne exited the bus, “taunting” the driver into fighting him.
Wayne got back onto the bus when Jones refused to fight, and “resumed his tirade.” The rapper reportedly told everyone to go the back of the bus, pulled a gun on Jones, and continued pointing the weapon at his head until they arrived at the hotel.
Although the other passengers remained silent as this unfolded, Jones claims several of them sent texts and emails to Cortez Bryant, Wayne’s manager, to alert him of the incident. Bryant was outside waiting when the bus arrived.
Jones is suing Lil Wayne for false imprisonment, assault, and emotional distress. It’s not yet clear how much he is asking for in damages.
“We’re going to litigate this in court, not in the press,” Clifford Nelson, Wayne’s lawyer, said, declining to comment.
Wayne’s manager and publicist haven’t commented on the accusations.
This wouldn’t be Wayne’s first legal problem involving a gun. He served a year on Rikers Island in 2010 after he was caught with a gun registered in his manager’s name during a police search of his tour bus.