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Lil Wayne sued by American Express for $86,000 - report

Lil Wayne is reportedly being sued for tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid credit card bills.

The Young Money Entertainment rap mogul's American Express (AMEX) bill is said to be more than six months overdue, reports website TMZ.


As a result, AMEX allegedly filed a lawsuit on Thursday (14Jul16) against the 33-year-old rapper, real name Dwayne Carter Jr., for the outstanding amount of $86,396.


According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Lollipop hitmaker has owed the credit card company the money since December 2015, and they are moving to recover the full amount, plus its legal fees. The lawsuit is the latest in a string of legal issues faced by the rapper.


In 2014, he was sued by a private jet company for non-payment of his bill, and after losing the lawsuit from Signature Group, a company that leases private jets to the rich and famous, Wayne was forced to repay the company $2 million.


And in March the rapper hit bosses at Universal Music Group (UMG) with a lawsuit over allegedly failing to repay him on royalties made by his protegees including Drake and Nicki Minaj.


Wayne is seeking at least $40 million in damages and overdue profits, as well as a "judgment declaring the parties’ respective rights with regard to Plaintiffs’ share of label performance royalties."