This summer, Lil Wayne gave a deposition in a court case filed against the creators of a now-unauthorized film about the rapper called "The Carter." Wayne hates the documentary, and he's suing its maker, Quincy Jones III, for what he claims is the producer's unauthorized use of his music. This deposition is Weezy answering questions from Jones' lawyer, Pete Ross.
It's no less than a work of art. Wayne evades every question, he repeatedly insults the lawyer, and he even appears to threaten his life at one point. For someone who is a Lil Wayne fan (like me), it's as clear a look into his inspired lunacy as anything else out there.
- "Is that an interview that you actually gave with Katie Couric? What's your name again?... Pete Ross? That's a stupid ass question."
- "Did you perform at the 2008 Virgin Music Fest with Kanye West?" "I don't know, but I know I DID perform at this badass bitch's birthday party recently. She was crazy, stupid thick!"
- And then the 2:50-mark, when the video turns surreal. Wayne is offended at a question the attorney asks, so he repeatedly says that the judge can't save him. "You know he [pointing at the judge] can't save you in the real world, right?"
This is well-worth watching all the way through.