T.I. Sued Over Skipping ‘Welcome Back’ Concert

A concert promoter who planned a “Welcome Back Party” to celebrate rapper T.I.’s release from jail is suing him for failing to show up.

Carl D. Davis filed the lawsuit in Alabama this week. He claims he paid T.I.’s agents more than $50,000 to appear at the May concert, but the performer was a no-show.

Davis says he suffered chest pains, nausea, emotional distress and hospitalization after T.I, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., didn’t show.

A judge in Atlanta last week ordered the Grammy-winning rap artist back to prison for 11 months for violating his supervised release on federal weapons charges.

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Essence Music Festival, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, La.

An attorney who has represented T.I. in the past didn’t immediately return a telephone message.