Booking agent Heavy Rotation LLC sued rapper DMX in New York federal court, claiming the rapper breached a booking agreement by failing to perform at scheduled shows and signing with another agency.
TMZ is reporting that HR wants Dark Man X to repay them $630,000 for a failed international tour. The deal between HR and X gave them exclusive rights to book him for shows anywhere in the world, but HR claims DMX's continuing legal problems prevented the tour from ever getting off the ground.
According to the lawsuit, X's legal troubles included child support issues and a traffic violation which led to a lien on the rapper's passport, preventing him from performing overseas.
HR also claims that X hired an outside booking agent to schedule appearances in the U.S., which violated their exclusive agreement with him.
Because of all the legal problems and failed appearances HR says they spent $749,285 and want the majority of the money back.
DMX's manager disputes HR's claim and says X chose to break off the agreement with the company because of their unsavory business practices.