MIAMI, FL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – After rapper T-Pain was a no show for his slotted performance in Guyana in February, the hip hop artist is being sued by the concerts promoters for $5 million. According to AP the rapper received what a promoter calls "credible death and kidnapping threats.” Which was T-pain’s reasoning for the cancellation.
According to the lawsuit filed in Broward Circuit Court on Monday, T-Pain – whose real name is Faheem Rasheed Najm – made high demands from the plaintiff, Hits and Jams Entertainment, including a private jet, FBI protection, and a phone call with Guyana's president.
A $75,000 advance fee had already been paid to the 23 year old hip hop artist for him to to headline the Republic Day event on February 23 in Guyana.
Hits and Jams asserts it provided T-Pain and his entourage more than twelve tickets for the rapper and his entourage, including seven first class tickets along with "four-star hotel or better" with the Cartoon Network, 24-hour room service, a stadium dressing room with a private bathroom, bottles of Grey Goose, Grans Patron Platinum and Hennessy, and Gatorade and herbal tea, the rider was obtained by Miami Herald.
Nappy Boy Touring and Chase Entertainment, who represent the rapper told the promoters T-pain was "advised by a credible source associated with T-Pain's camp that T-Pain should not 'come' to Guyana because he would be killed or kidnapped because Hits and Jam had not paid their 'street guys.'"
Chase Entertainment's David Abram also added that they had offered to return the $75,000 advance payment and assist with the damage control.
Hits and Jams is seeking $5 million for breach of contract against the rapper and Nappy Boy. Libel and defamation counts were also filed against the defendants and Abram. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers