Waka Flocka Flame’s management group, Mizay Entertainment, has been ordered to pay a man involved $501,000 in damages dating back to a 2011 shooting in Charlotte.
A Mecklenburg County civil jury ruled that the company that manages the Atlanta rapper, will have to pay Antonio Stukes $501,000 in compensatory and punitive damages, according to WCNC.
According to the reports, Stukes had approached Flocka to give him a demo CD, when security guards began shooting, Stukes’ attorney said. One of the shots struck Stukes in the shoulder. Waka’s his brother and his publicist, maintain that the shooting seemed like an attempted robbery.
They told police that when the two vehicles pulled up to the parking lot, three men got out and approached the rapper in a threatening way. Flocka had on $100,000 worth of jewelry at the time and initially, charged Stukes and his crew with armed robbery, conspiracy and discharging a weapon into an occupied property. Prosecutors eventually dismissed the charges citing lack of evidence.
Flocka’s management company, Mizay Entertainment, were responsible for the actions of the security team and were ordered to pay the amount in damages. Let this be a lesson to struggle rappers everywhere; handing out your demo tape may get you popped. But at least in this case, he got paid.
[Spotted At WCNC]
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