A Baltimore concert promoter has filed a $1 million lawsuit against two Louisiana-based rappers for allegedly blowing off two shows at local clubs.
Webster "Webbie" Gradney Jr. and Torrance "Lil Boosie" Hatch were to headline a December 9th show at Sonar and a January 20th gig at Club Mate, according to Baltimore’s Daily Record.
Instead, Tracye Stafford, the president of IKON Entertainment (not West Coast-based Icon Entertainment), claims the no-shows cost the company $1 million in "direct and consequential damages, unreimbursed expenses, and attorneys fees," the suit reportedly says.
In addition to the rappers, the suit names Baton Rouge-based Trill Entertainment and Trill Management, and Asylum Records – a division of Warner Music Group that has a joint venture production and distribution deal with Trill Entertainment.
"They just didn’t show up, twice," Stafford’s attorney told the Daily Record. "That really depletes the well of confidence that the public or your consumers have for your product. And that’s a problem."