Update: T-Pain Slapped With $5 Million Lawsuit For Calling Off Guyana Concert


T-Pain got slapped with a lawsuit Monday (March 23) in Broward Circuit Court -- for canceling a major concert in Guyana last month because of alleged kidnap and death threats.

The plaintiff, Hits and Jams Entertainment, says T-Pain became a major pain by making grandiose demands -- from a private jet and FBI protection to a phone chat with Guyana's president.

T-Pain, paid $75,000 in advance, failed to appear, according to the complaint filed by Miami attorney Ron Lowy.

Hits and Jams, the Georgetown-based concert producer and promoter, along with three of its officers, also sued T-Pain's Nappy Boy Touring and Chase Entertainment of Fort Lauderdale.

T-Pain was to headline the Republic Day event on Feb. 23. Hits and Jams provided more than a dozen airline tickets for T-Pain and his entourage, including seven in first class.

The contract also called for: a ''four-star hotel or better'' with Cartoon Network and 24-hour room service; a stadium dressing room with a private bathroom; and bottles of Grey Goose, Gran Patrón Platinum and Hennessy, and Gatorade and herbal tea.

But on Feb. 20, Chase Entertainment's David Abram told the promoters he'd been 'advised by a credible source associated with T-Pain's camp that T-Pain should not `come' to Guyana because he would be killed or kidnapped because Hits and Jams had not paid their 'street guys.' ''

Negotiations failed to allay T-Pain's security fears, although the threats were never substantiated. Two days before showtime, Abram ''offered to return the $75,000 advance payment and to assist with the damage control,'' the suit says. But the promoter said that would not offset damages or ``remedy the disappointment to the Guyanese fans.''

Lowy lodged a $5 million breach-of-contract claim against T-Pain and Nappy Boy. He also filed libel and defamation counts against all the defendants, including Abram.

Responds Abram: ''It was a legitimate security threat.'' Chase, T-Pain's management company, did not want to put the artist in ''harm's way,'' Abram adds.

''We feel horrible about not being able to play the concert,'' he said. ``We are going to do what needs to be done to make this right with the promoters They're a good company. We're a good company.''

Source: Miami Herald

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Comment by C on March 25, 2009 at 11:56pm
f*** all u p**** a** n***** out there i'm out!
Comment by The Original Roach on March 25, 2009 at 7:17am
AAAAaaahhhhhhhhhhh yuh scunt!!!
Comment by Tramain1987 on March 25, 2009 at 4:46am
f** t-stain, GT for life!
Comment by Rasdat on March 24, 2009 at 11:03pm
this is just a b******* suit T pain offered the advance back I am Jamaican so I can tell u if these guyanese are like the taliban mother of fact the taliban has cells in guyana sp if Tpain should be scared all u so call gangsters here go to real jamaica or guyana and see how scary that s*** is we caribbean people we f*** people thats word
Comment by Monstar on March 24, 2009 at 8:54pm
f***** t-pain, can't believe 5 mill for a no show.damm
Comment by mikey blood on March 24, 2009 at 7:38pm
BANNA YOU T- PAIN KEEP YOUR SKUNT OUT OF GEORGETOWN GUYANA BOY THIS ISNT MIAMI ITS REAL THERE.............
Comment by Dee m on March 24, 2009 at 4:26pm
I agree with Pretty Tony. Alot of these people on here are Ignorant as f***! And i feel bad for the next man standing next to him on how the world sees them.
Comment by DJ G-WHITE on March 24, 2009 at 3:05pm
EVERY1 WHO ON HERE CRYING ABOUT S*** JUST MAD THEY AINT GETTIN MONEY. DIDNT 50 USE THAT AUTOTUNE S*** AFTER T-PAIN MADE IT "POPULAR"?? LIKE HOMIE SAID T-PAIN DOES MORE THEN JUST USE AUTOTUNE THAT N**** DO IT ALL. ID USE AUTOTUNE AND MAKE WACK MUSIC TO IF I COULD MAKE THE MONEY HE MAKES ANYDAY. NO 1 TELL U HOW TO MAKE YA MONEY DONT WORRIE BOUT HOW THEY MAKE THERES. JUST A BUNCH OF BITTER BROKE BLOGGERS MAD LIKE SOME1 FORCE THEM TO LISTEN TO S***. ID LIKE TO SEE ONE YALL GO TO IRAQ BY YA SELF AND WALK AROUND. EVERY1 "GANGSTA AND HARD" ON THE NET AND THEY ALL WOULD DO THIS OR THAT BUT AINT DOIN S***. GET MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Hammad on March 24, 2009 at 2:14pm
did this f** bag lamar call us gt people wet backs??? dis m********** is dumb as hell... yeah Lamar i got you f***** up dumb a**! (dis n**** called us wet backs)
Comment by Ja on March 24, 2009 at 2:12pm
ha. im in florida and t pain current situation seems to confirm my deepest suspicions...i like the weather tho. dont miss nyc



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