Guyana Cancellation A T-Pain

T-Pain has been hit with a lawsuit over his canceled Guyana gig, which he backed out of because of alleged kidnapping and death threats.

The rapper was expected to headline the Republic Day event Feb. 23, and the promoter, based in Georgetown, Guyana, is asking for $5 million for breach of contract. The complaint was filed in a Miami court by attorney Ron Lowy, according to the Miami Herald.

According to the promoter, Hits and Jams Entertainment, T-Pain made grandiose demands, including a private jet, FBI protection and a phone chat with Guyana’s president.

The promoter claims it paid for more than a dozen airline tickets – seven first-class – for T-Pain and his posse. The rider asked for a “four-star hotel or better” with Cartoon Network and 24-hour room service, a stadium dressing room with a private bathroom and some high-end liquor, according to the Herald.

However, management company Chase Entertainment told the promoters Feb. 20 that they were “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 Jams had not paid their ‘street guys.’”

Hits and Jams claims they tried to negotiate but T-Pain manager David Abram called off the concert two days before showtime. Abram offered to return the $75,000 advance to assist with damage control, according to the lawsuit, but the promoter says that’s not enough to offset damages.

“It was a legitimate security threat,” Abram told the Herald, adding that Chase did not want to put the rapper in harm’s way.

“We feel horrible about not being able to play the concert,” he said. “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.”

Contacted by Pollstar, Chase Entertainment had no further comment.