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PEOPLE LIL WAYNE
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A woman has filed a lawsuit against Lil' Wayne (pictured) alleging she was trampled when he threw a large amount of cash into the crowd during his concert.
updated 8/29/2007 9:32:48 PM ET 2007-08-30T01:32:48

A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging she was trampled by a frenzied crowd after a large amount of cash was thrown into the crowd during a concert by rapper Lil’ Wayne at Morgan State University last October.

Tyrique Layne was a 17-year-old freshman at Morgan State when she attended the show. According to the lawsuit, someone — either Lil’ Wayne or members of his entourage — threw money into the crowd during the rapper’s performance, a stunt known as “making it rain.”

Layne alleges in the suit, filed Tuesday in Baltimore Circuit Court, that she was trampled, lost consciousness and suffered a “serious closed head injury” that required hospitalization. She has suffered since from memory loss, lapses in concentration and frequent and severe headaches, according to the complaint.

Slideshow: The week in celebrity sightings Along with Lil’ Wayne, whose given name is Dwayne Michael Carter, the suit names Universal Records Inc., Cash Money Records Inc. and Young Money Touring Inc. Layne is seeking $1 million in damages.

Lil’ Wayne was the opening act for Busta Rhymes at the concert. Two other women were injured in the melee, according to reports at the time.

Lil’ Wayne and rapper Ja Rule were charged with felony handgun violations after a concert in Manhattan last month.

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