T.I. Sued by Promoter for Concert No-Show
Published Oct 22, 2010Last Wednesday (October 13), T.I. was a hero, talking a would-be jumper out of suicide. Since then, however, the rapper has once again fallen upon hard times. First, he got sentenced to more prison time. Now there's word that he is being sued by a promoter for a concert no-show in Birmingham, AL.
Promoter Carl Davis reportedly booked T.I. for a show to celebrate the rapper's release from jail earlier this year. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Davis met with Jervon Morgan, apparently T.I's cousin and manager. He then met Grand Hustle boss Jason Geter and signed a contract stating that he would pay $50,000 into T.I.'s a bank account.
As it turned out, T.I. was still on probation following his jail time, and was under house arrest. Not knowing this, Davis reportedly poured his life savings into the concert, which was due to take place on May 28 of this year. Meanwhile, T.I. told a radio station that he wouldn't be playing.
Once word of T.I.'s no-show reaches Davis, the concert was cancelled and the promoter was hospitalized due to stress. He is now suing T.I. for misrepresentation, promissory fraud, conspiracy, unjust enrichment and breach of contract. There's no word exactly how much money is at stake, but whatever the price tag, T.I. must be feeling like another legal battle is the last thing he needs right now.