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13 June 2017

Bouncer sues Lil Wayne over ‘hate crime’

A nightclub bouncer is suing Lil Wayne for allegedly punching him during an altercation a year ago. Adding an extra layer to the proceedings, the security guard claims that the rapper committed a hate crime against him.

The incident took place in June last year at the Hyde nightclub on Sunset Strip in Hollywood, where a BET Awards after party was taking place. Wayne seemingly got into an argument with the bouncer, Andrew Nunemacher, when members of his entourage were refused entry to the venue.

According to reports, Nunemacher says in his lawsuit that he was just doing his job. What makes it a hate crime, it is alleged, is that the rapper shouted “fuck you, white boy” after punching him.

The security guard is suing Lil Wayne, club owner SBE Entertainment, the rapper’s label Young Money and its ultimate owner Universal Music, and the company behind the BET Awards, Made Hollywood, for damages in relation to the attack. He is also seeking the addition of a $25,000 civil fine for the alleged hate crime.