Lil Wayne‘s former assistant is suing the Young Money rapper after claiming he punched him in the face during a fight on a private jet earlier this summer, according to court documents.
RadarOnline reports that the court filings list the ex-employee’s name as Andrew Williams, who’s suing Wayne, Young M one Entertainment and a company called Signature Flight Support.
Williams is accusing the defendants of assault, battery, wrongful termination, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to the outlet.
The alleged incident was reported to have taken place on June 10, 2022, when Williams boarded a private plane with the 39-year-old rapper.
When Wayne got into an argument with the pilot, Williams says he was punched after trying to defuse the ongoing squabble by stepping in between the two as the argument escalated.
The punch was described as being closed fisted and hit the former assistant in the jaw, made worse by Wayne’s numerous rings and large pieces of jewelry on his hands.
“The combination of a closed fist and the numerous rings and large jewelry on the hands of [Wayne] caused great harm to [Williams],” court documents allege.
The assistant eventually said he removed himself from the plane and was treated at a local urgent care, RadarOnline reports.
Williams added that he didn’t hear from Wayne or Young Money following the incident, save for a letter he received where they demanded he return a Bluetooth speaker and company backpack.
He also claims he has suffered mental anguish and humiliation since the punch, as well as having “incurred general damages including medical expenses, in amounts to be proven at trial,” per court documents.
Williams is seeking unspecified damages as well as extra punitive damages.
“Lil Wayne was willful and malicious and was intended to oppress and cause injury to [Williams]. [Williams] is therefore entitled to an award of punitive damages,” the lawsuit reads.
The wrongful termination claims stem from the fact that he was fired by the rapper following the incident, with Williams’ suit also claiming he was terminated “based on his race and color in violation” of California state law.
“This termination was done despite Lil Wayne being aware of and causing [Williams’] status as a victim of a crime,” his lawyer added, with Williams claiming he was also fired “based on his race and color in violation” of California law.
RadarOnline reports that Wayne has not yet responded to the lawsuit in court.
The rapper has been busy getting ready for his Lil Weezyana Festival, which is set to take place in his hometown of New Orleans on Saturday, where other acts including Moneybagg Yo, Coi Leray, Rob 49 and more are scheduled to perform.