DMX faces lawsuit worth $630K from booking agency
Rapper DMX is currently facing a lawsuit from a booking agency named Heavy Rotation who claims that he failed to make good on contractual obligations for an international comeback tour. The lawsuit is asking DMX to give back a total amount of $630,000.
According to the reports, concert promoter Heavy Rotation filed the lawsuit in New York, claiming it struck an exclusive year-long deal with DMX back in 2011 to book the rapper’s concerts anywhere around the world. The lawsuit states, however, that the 41-year-old DMX was plagued with numerous legal problems, including a traffic violation in August, and two nasty child support disputes. All of this run-ins with the law eventually led to a lien on the rapper’s passport, preventing him from performing overseas.
The lawsuit also states that Heavy Rotation tried to help DMX settle all of his legal issues by spending nearly a hundred thousand dollars to cover bail, child support, and some other legal bills. Such effort for DMX was in the hopes of clearing his way for the comeback tour, a task which included lifting the lien on the rapper’s passport.
However, Heavy Rotation claims that DMX continued to cause problems, even hiring outside management which tried to book DMX on shows only within the United States. This clearly violated the agreement within the booking agency and DMX. Additionally, DMX was not able to iron out the issues on his passport, therefore cancelling his concerts outside the U.S.
But the manager of DMX has a different story to tell. The rapper’s manager claims that DMX did reach out to other companies, but only after he cut all ties with Heavy Rotation when they put him at risk with some poor business practices.
Still, Heavy Rotation claims it lost $749,285 on the deal gone bad – and now they want their money back.