Nigerian government sues American Rapper Rick Ross

Nigerian government sues American Rapper Rick Ross
Published: 03 January 2012 (3650 Views)
Rapper Rick Ross is being sued by the Nigerian government after he abruptly canceled a    scheduled performance at a music festival in the country.

According to Nigerian Entertainment Today, the Florida native was set to perform at the Calabar Christmas Festival in the state of Cross River on 28 December, but backed out due to "unfulfilled contractual obligations."

The Cross River State Government is now suing Ross for not performing at the festival, which is one of the largest festivals on the   continent.

The festival, which began earlier this month, lasts 32 days and included other headlining acts, such as singer Sean Kingston.

In a statement released by the government, they claim that Ross had been paid a performance fee and that his absence from their festival's lineup was a breach of contract.

"The performer's cancellation is unexpected  and the reasons are unknown to Cross River State since he has confirmed receipt of his entire performance fee many weeks ago," stated the government.

The Cross River State Government has now hired lawyers in the United States to further pursue legal action against the rapper, according to AllHipHop.com.

In October, Ross had to cancel several shows after he suffered from a seizure on his way to a performance.
Ross is best known for his hit singles Hustlin (2006) and Here I Am (2008).

- AP

Tags: Rapper, Rick, Ross,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Bushiri arrest story an internet hoax

by Maynard Manyowa | 20 January 2018 | 116 Views

Consumers raise concern over high levels of Service Charge

by Givestar Kamuzonde | 20 January 2018 | 99 Views

Sex workers bash peeping Tom

by Simbarashe Sithole | 20 January 2018 | 148 Views

Britain's female prime ministers sensible, says Mnangagwa

by Staff Reporter | 20 January 2018 | 144 Views

Mugabe wanted Mnangagwa assassination to look like suicide

by Staff Reporter | 20 January 2018 | 184 Views

Grace Mugabe's 3 supercars crash in Botswana, badly damaged

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 284 Views

Dabengwa named in new Eskom board

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 154 Views

How to 'unsend' an accidental WhatsApp message

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 163 Views

Former Zimbabwe expert appointed SABC COO - reports

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 102 Views

Zimbabweans urged to rally behind Mnangagwa's 'coup' govt

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 94 Views

Overcoming Temptation

by Tendai Tagarira | 20 January 2018 | 79 Views

Matebeles too alert to fall for the so called "New Era"

by Wilson Mahlafuna and Khohliso Maqhoba | 20 January 2018 | 89 Views

Build Zimbabwe launches manifesto

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 83 Views

'Bloody Zanu-PF, MDC primary elections loom'

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 83 Views

Ex-CIO agent takes DG to court over dismissal

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 107 Views

Mushowe to meet his match in 2018 elections

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 96 Views

Why did Rita Makarau resign from ZEC?

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 120 Views

Tsvangirai mourns Roy Bennett

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 87 Views

Mthwakazi threatens Mnangagwa's ZRP over rallies ban

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 61 Views

Gutu threatening to derail MDC Alliance

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 76 Views

Zanu PF youths call for Mohadi's wife's ouster

by Staff Reporter | 20 January 2018 | 87 Views

Cholera hits Zimbabwe, 4 die in Chegutu

by Staff Reporter | 20 January 2018 | 62 Views

WATCH: 6 people burnt beyond recognition in kombi crash

by Simbarashe Sithole | 20 January 2018 | 169 Views

Dont blame Trump, blame African leaders!

by Albert Madya | 20 January 2018 | 89 Views

Mzembi takes a rest from politics

by Staff Reporter | 20 January 2018 | 118 Views

'Tsvangirai risks a disgraceful exit'

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 60 Views

Sangoma 'cures' cancer

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 62 Views

Doctors threaten to go on strike

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 51 Views

Mwazha pastor gets 11 years for rape

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 52 Views

Soldiers, police for vendors blitz

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 49 Views

'New Zimbabwe is coming'

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 60 Views

Mnangagwa's police ban MDC Alliance rally

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 58 Views

Bosso chairmanship race takes a new twist

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 81 Views

'Zimbabwe to honour property rights'

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 37 Views

Sir Wicknell now a dad

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 40 Views

Mnangagwa buys Tsvangirai

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 57 Views

Gutu, Biti tussle for Parliament seat

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 61 Views

Mnangagwa invites UN, EU

by Staff reporter | 20 January 2018 | 58 Views