Following a nightclub beatdown last year, a bouncer who was allegedly attacked by Lil Wayne is claiming that the reason he was struck by the rapper is because he’s white.
Variety reports that Andrew Nunemacher has launched a civil rights lawsuit against Lil Wayne, claiming he was working the door at Hyde Sunset on June 27, 2016, “when the rapper’s entourage became angry and out of control.”
Nunebacher says he was doing his job, trying to keep the front door secure, when Lil Wayne allegedly punched him, causing him to fall to the ground. Then, claims Nunebacher, the rapper tossed a cup of booze on his face and yelled “F*** you, white boy!”
According to Variety, Nunemacher filed the suit under California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Ralph Civil Rights Act, and claims that the attack, at least partially, was due to the bouncer’s “Caucasian ancestry and descent.”
Nunebacher is also suing for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In addition to Lil Wayne, Nunemacher’s suit also names SBE Entertainment (owner of Hyde Sunset), Young Money Entertainment (Lil Wayne’s record label), Made Hollywood Inc. (which was promoting the the BET Music Awards after-party, where the alleged attack happened) and Universal Music Group.