Friday, January 20, 2012
Lil Wayne Involved in Scuffle With NFL Player Dez Bryant
Scratch another notch onto the Fontainebleau, the high-rollin' hotel where Gloria James (allegedly) slapped a valet and where Lil Wayne lost his 305 cred by partying with the Dallas Mavericks after they topped the Heat in the NBA Finals last year. The latest celebrity athlete embroiled in headlines tied to the iconic Miami Beach spot is Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.
Bryant was detained by Miami Beach cops on Sunday after getting into a fight with a "famous rapper" and his posse, Bryant's mentor tells Dallas' WFAA this morning.
Update: Beach police have no incident reports from the fight, but a source tells a Herald reporter that Lil' Wayne was involved.
The fight happened inside the Fontainebleau's LIV, the station reports, but details are otherwise sketchy about the altercation.
Riptide has requested an incident report from the Beach police -- we'll update this post with more details when we track it down.
For now, WFAA reports that Bryant was at LIV on Sunday night when he clashed with the unnamed rapper's "entourage."
The Dallas Morning News writes that the fight started over someone mocking Bryant about a subpar season and a mounting personal debt crisis. (Bryant was threatened with a lawsuit in December by the Endurance Capital Fund, which claimed the former Oklahoma State star hadn't paid off a $100,000 loan.)
Either way, Bryant's mentor David Wells tells WFAA that the wide receiver wasn't arrested in the incident.
In the meantime, the real question is which famous rapper beefed with Bryant? Was it Wayne? Nicky Minaj? Disco Rick? Vanilla Ice?
Update: MBPD apparently has no record of Bryant being detained on Sunday at the Fontainebleau. There was a bit of a melee outside LIV that night with a drunk patron striking a security guard in the chest and a crowd swarming to watch the fight, according to a police report, but Bryant isn't mentioned in the paperwork.
The mystery of the famous rapper and his brawling entourage may just remain unsolved.
Update 2: David Smiley, the Herald's Miami Beach reporter, Tweets that a MBPD source tells him that Lil' Wayne and his entourage were the "famous rapper" involved in the Bryant fight. Here's his Tweet: