Drake Sued for $200,000 by Chicago Promoters over No-Shows
Published Dec 13, 2013Drake may have not received the welcome he was hoping for when he arrived in Chicago this week for his "Would You Like a Tour?", as the visit left him with a lawsuit from a local promotions company over a series of prior Chi-town concert cancellations.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Status Entertainment, as well as representatives from its partner company Show-n-Off Entertainment, filed the suit on Wednesday (December 11) in Cook County Circuit Court, targeting Drake (a.k.a. Aubrey Drake Graham) and his OVO Touring, LLC for, among other things, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, fraud and violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Status Entertainment claims it invested $202,800 into promoting three separate Drake concerts that fell through over a two-year period, including a show at the UIC Pavilion on March 15, 2012, and an appearance at the city's Allstate Arena on October 18, 2012.
The plaintiffs had attempted to reach OVO between November 2012 and April 2013, asking to be repaid over the matter but reportedly never had their emails returned. They are now seeking $200,000 U.S. for their losses.
Drake has not yet responded to the allegations.
The rapper's "Would You Like a Tour?" trip with Miguel and Future hit Chicago's United Center last night (December 12), which in itself was a make-up date for the previously booked October 9 appearance at the same venue.