Foundation Frets Canned Concert

A New York City foundation is calling out a number of artists for allegedly violating a non-compete clause that forced the cancellation of a benefit concert dubbed “Stop The Violence, Save The Children.”

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Our Firefighters Children’s Foundation claims it paid French MontanaFabolousMeek Mill and Olivia Longott nearly $50,000 to perform at the Aug. 17 show, the New York Daily News reported.

But after the artists signed up for a similar show in the same month, ticket sales plummeted and foundation CEO John Ruiz alleges he was forced to call the whole thing off, losing $120,000 in the process.

“The contract said they couldn’t perform within 30 days of my concert in a 80-mile radius,” Ruiz told the Daily News. “They didn’t do what they were supposed to do.

“Once they got the money, they were gone,” he added. “They don’t care about stopping the violence.”

Montana, Fabolous and Mill are slated to headline the Starfest Music Jam Aug. 31 at  in Staten Island.

Though Mill returned his $15,000 guarantee to the foundation, it appears the other artists have failed to follow suit. Kevin Webb, who manages Fabolous, denied any fault in the matter, telling the Daily News “we never got any of the forms.”

Montana has yet to return his portion of the funds and a representative for Longott told the paper she’s keeping her $3,500 deposit because she isn’t playing the Staten Island show and never broke contract.