Concert promoters in Guyana don’t think a few death threats are good enough reason for T-Pain to miss a gig.
According to Singersroom.com, Hits and James Entertainment has slapped T-Pain and Chase Entertainment with a $5 million lawsuit over the cancelled show last month.
Hits and James filed suit for breach of contract at the Broward Circuit Court in Florida on March 23. They claim that reports of death threats were never confirmed and that the last-minute no-show resulted in chaos for them. They also state that T-Pain made some outrageous requests, like plane tickets for 12 people and FBI protection, in his rider.
T-Pain backed out of the show after receiving threats from an unidentified source over the phone and by e-mail. Now, Chase Entertainment is doing anything they can to make it up to the other company. They have even offered to give back the $75,000 that Hits and James paid T-Pain for the show.
"We feel horrible about not being able to play the concert,” Davis Abram of Chase Entertainment told Singersroom. “We are going to do what needs to be done to make this right with the promoters. They’re a good company. We’re a good company.”
Hits and James are also suing for libel and defamation.
– Sonya Eskridge
T-Pain cancels show over death threats