Lil Uzi Vert has reportedly been fined $30,000 after supposedly missing a 2017 gig and then failing to respond to the subsequent lawsuit.
Promoter VelleBe claims it paid the rapper $40,000 to perform March 25, 2017, at Clayton’s Beach Bar in South Padre Island, Texas, but the rapper never showed up and kept the deposit, according to The Blast.
Court documents obtained by The Blast indicate VelleBe was awarded the judgment after Lil Uzi Vert declined to show up for court for months. Those documents also showed a rider that included two bottles of Moet Rose, one bottle of Hennessy, one bottle of Ciroc, three packs of bic lighters, four packs of Backwood cigars, solo cups (blue preferred), and half an ounce of “your finest, stickiest green (please make sure this is ready on arrival).”
This wouldn’t be the only time Lil Uzi Vert was accused of missing a show. Lil Uzi Vert was called out as publicly as possible for not showing up to Buku Music + Art Project in March this year, when organizers displayed the following message onstage during his set time: “Lil Uzi is still in Philadelphia and decided not to come at the last minute. There is no reason. He just canceled on us with no advance notice.
“We are donating a portion of his fee to Upbeat Academy Foundation. Enjoy Gryffin, now playing this stage from 8-9 p.m. with bigger and badder productions. Support artists who support their fans.”
Uzi’s name was also in headlines when a man who posed as the young rapper’s booking agent was sentenced to three years and ten months in prison in August.
The next spot fans can catch Lil Uzi Vert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Dec. 8. He is also scheduled to play Winter Breakout 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dec. 14 and Rolling Loud Music Festival in Los Angeles Dec. 15.
His co-headline tour with G-Eazy this year was grossing hundreds of thousands in almost every market it hit. The stop at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati Aug. 18 grossed $503,558 on 19,181 tickets. The duo also earned $490,104 at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., Aug. 16.