Split Decision In Bow-Wow No-Show

A federal judge ruled rapper Bow Wow, or at least his company, owes Midwest concert promoter Brad Gould $50,000 for failing to appear at two shows in 2009 after agreeing to perform.

Gould’s Macsimum Entertainment first booked Bow Wow to perform at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., May 31, 2009. When he didn’t show up, Macsimum rebooked the performer for Sept. 5. Again, the rapper, whose real name is Shad Moss, failed to show.

Gould sued Moss individually and Lil Bow Wow Inc. alleging negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract.

A federal judge dismissed the individual case but found, in part, against Lil Bow Wow in a default judgment Aug. 23. The judge, citing lack of evidence, denied Gould’s claim of $43,000 in damages.