Young Thug faces a lawsuit from a New York event organizer who claims he lost $360,000 after cancelling a concert the Atlanta rapper was supposed to headline.
The rapper, whose name is Jeffrey Williams, and his Smyrna-based company YSL Enterprises signed a $55,000 contract with Nicholas Fitts to play a concert at Sahlens Stadium in Rochester, New York.
The lawsuit, filed in Cobb County court Jan. 17, alleges the rapper “did not have a valid legal reason for his failure to perform.”
No further details were given about why Young Thug didn’t perform. The record label he is signed to and the attorney representing Fitts didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
This isn’t the first time Young Thug’s supposedly skipped a show.
A Texas production company filed suit after he didn’t perform at an April 2016 concert.
The missed show that sparked this most recent lawsuit, Roc Summer Explosion, was scheduled for Aug. 13, 2016.
The lawsuit said the rapper didn’t reschedule but came to Rochester a few months later on Dec. 17 and performed at another venue in town.
Cobb court records don’t show that YSL has responded to the lawsuit.
The suit claims Fitts lost $201,620 in lost tickets sales alone.
It breaks down the rest of the alleged losses:
• $27,500 for a deposit
• $11,216 in security costs
• $33,600 for lighting and sound
• $57,446 in printing, promotion, venue rental, insurance and equipment
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