Teamsters Knock Lil Wayne's "Hustle" At Video Shoot
According to a source close to the union, a dispute over the number of union bus drivers hired to work on the set is what caused the brief strike. Union officials attempted to work things out amicably with FM Rocks, the video's production company, but after being "blown off" they shut the video down by picketing and inflating a giant rat, a trademark of the union's protests, on the street.
"These video companies are always trying to take advantage of a situation and they tried that with the union," a source told SOHH exclusively. "But one phone call was made [by the union] and 60 guys showed up. [FM Rocks] signed the proper paperwork and it was over, but it could have gotten ugly."
The source also told SOHH that director Boom was heated about the video's shut down. "He just wanted to shoot his video," the source said. There's no word as to Weezie's reaction.
SOHH attempted to contact Cash Money's parent label, Universal Motown for comment, but representatives for Wayne could not be reached for comment.