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Rap fan sues over concert crush
Lil' Wayne
Lil' Wayne's singles include The Block Is Hot and Go DJ
Rap star Lil' Wayne is being sued by a woman who claims she was crushed at one of his concerts after a large amount of cash was thrown into the audience.

Tyrique Layne, then 17, alleges she lost consciousness after being trampled by the crowd at the gig last October.

She has since suffered memory loss and severe headaches, according to legal papers filed in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ms Layne is seeking $1m (500,000) in damages from the rapper, his record label and the tour operators.

Lil' Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, was the opening act for Busta Rhymes at the concert, at Morgan State University, Maryland, last year.

Ms Layne's legal papers say that either Lil' Wayne or a member of his entourage was responsible for throwing money into the audience, an act known as "making it rain".

Two other women were injured in the stampede to grab the cash, according to media reports at the time.

Better known in the US than Europe, Lil' Wayne's hits include The Block Is Hot and Go DJ.

He is also the president of New Orleans-based record label Cash Money Records, part of the Universal Music Group.

Universal, Cash Money and tour operator Young Money Touring are all named in Ms Layne's legal case.


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