Lil Wayne's love of skateboarding turned violent, as a Los Angeles promoter claims that someone in Tunechi's entourage cracked him over the head with a skateboard while trying to get a photo with the rapper. The man, Alfred Marino, claims the incident went down in May 2012 when he had saw Lil Wayne at a skate park and just wanted a picture, but was instead berated and assaulted.
"[His bodyguards] started tripping and saying, 'I told you that Lil Wayne does not want to be bothered.' I told them I have taken pictures of tons of people and I just want to show my friends that I saw Lil Wayne," Marino recounted. "They started calling me a 'groupie' and I said, 'I ain't no groupie'...Lil Wayne had enough, I guess, and he rolled up on a skateboard and he said, 'Alright motherfucker, you want to take a picture like a groupie? Like a little bitch? Like a little girl? Is that what you want?'"
Marino adds, "I couldn't believe he was telling me this. I actually started laughing. I didn't take it seriously. I told him I just wanted a picture and that I'm a promoter. But he said, 'I don't want to hear that shit. You're nothing but a groupie bitch to me.'"
He then said a member of Wayne's entourage picked up a skateboard, knocked him over the head, leaving him unconscious. He was later treated at a local hospital for vertigo and a concussion.
Marino is suing for unspecified damages, claiming "I'm not trying to be a millionaire for getting smacked over the head," Marino said. "I want him to realize that there are fans out there, tons of fans out there and this is the way he's going to treat them?...I'm a big Hip Hop fan, and I loved Lil Wayne's music. Now I hate his music."