Waka Flocka's management team will have to shell out more than $500,000 after a jury sided with a man who was shot by the rapper's security team in Charlotte in 2011.
A Mecklenburg County civil jury ruled that Mizay Entertainment, the management company owned by Waka's mother, Deb Antney, will have to pay Antonio Stukes $501,000 in compensatory and punitive damages according to WCNC.
Waka, real name Juaquin Malphurs, was outside the Car Stereo Warehouse while a stereo was being installed on his tour bus when two vehicles, one of them carrying Stukes, pulled into the parking lot. Stukes, an aspiring rapper, reportedly approached Waka to hand him a demo tape when Waka's security team started shooting.
Stukes was hit in the shoulder by one of the bullets.
Waka was wearing more than $100,000 worth of jewelry the day of the shooting. His brother and his publicist, said the shooting was the result of an attempted robbery. They told police that when the two vehicles pulled up to the parking lot, three men got out and approached the rapper in a threatening way.
Police originally charged Stukes and five other men with attempted armed robbery, conspiracy and discharging a weapon into an occupied property, prosecutors eventually dismissed the charges for lack of evidence.
“The jury came down in our favor and really hit them hard,” said Stukes' attorney Adam Seifer. “The facts that were in the evidence showed they essentially shot at my client without provocation.”