American Talent Sued
Over Hammer Show

New York’s American Talent Agency is headed to court with a South African promoter that claims the firm took money to book an MC Hammer  television appearance.

Funk Productions recently filed suit against American Talent Agency in New York County Supreme Court alleging it paid the company almost $60,000 to book the Hammer appearance, but never heard from ATA again. Hammer ultimately made the appearance after Funk Productions went through different channels, Pollstar learned.

The filing isn’t the first for ATA.

The company was sued by Nappy Boy Touring last year claiming it owed Nappy Boy $300,000 for two T-Pain concerts in Australia. It was sued twice in 2011 in cases involving Akon and was sued for $150,000 in 2010 for failing to deliver a Chris Brown concert in the Philippines.

ATA did not return a request for comment at press time.