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It's hard to describe Lil Wayne's deposition video. Some words that come to mind include "weird," "funny," "completely out of touch," and "menacing."
The videotaped deposition came as part of Lil Wayne's lawsuit against producer Quincy Jones III over a documentary about the rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. Jones had a production team chronicle Lil Wayne's life for months as he was putting together the album "Tha Carter III."
However, Lil Wayne apparently hated the movie and called it a "scandalous portrayal," reports TMZ. But you won't learn anything about the documentary, or really anything else, in the excerpts of the deposition video released by TMZ. Instead, you learn about a superstar rapper who acts like how you would imagine a superstar rapper to act.
In the first clip, Lil Wayne is just uncooperative. He repeats questions as if they're the dumbest questions he's ever heard. He also asks the judge for the lawyer's name, and answers certain questions with completely unrelated answers:
In the second clip, Lil Wayne is grilled for two minutes about his criminal record and the time he's spent in jail. For one-third of the deposition, Lil Wayne repeats, "I don't recall." For the next third, he mixes it up with "I don't know." Towards the end, he just throws out "I don't remember" before the lawyer even has the chance to ask a question. When told to wait for the question, Lil Wayne apologizes and says that's the "psychic" in him:
Finally, Lil Wayne apparently threatens the deposing attorney in the third clip. He tells the attorney that in the real world, the judge can't save him. The attorney then asks if Lil Wayne is threatening him. About 40 minutes later, Lil Wayne repeats the threat, and when asked to clarify, Lil Wayne says that he was just talking to himself:
As entertaining as Lil Wayne's deposition was, the superstar should remember that statements made in deposition are under oath. So his porous memory and uncooperative answers could potentially come back to haunt him.