Dispute Over DMX Tour Continues; Booking Agency Replies To Manager’s Comments
A representative for a Miami-based company that is suing rapper DMX has replied to a statement his managers made regarding a failed tour of Germany.
DMX was supposed to tour Germany in April, but was forced to postpone the “DMX Undisputed Comeback Tour 2012” due to passport issues.
Around the same time the news broke of the postponement of the Germany dates, it was revealed that DMX was also being sued by Heavy Rotation, LLC, over a separate, botched tour.
“We are not surprised to hear about the cancellation of the DMX tour due to passport issues,” a rep for Heavy Rotation told AHH. “The news is validation that Heavy Rotation is the victim of the allegations made in our complaint.”
Heavy Rotation filed a $749,285 lawsuit against the rapper earlier this month, claiming they had an exclusive, year-long, worldwide booking agreement.
Heavy Rotation claims they paid DMX’s legal bills, bail and even helped with child support, in hopes of recouping the expenses through the tour.
DMX’s managers denied the accusations in a statement and claimed they canceled the exclusive deal, due to Heavy Rotation’s business practices.
“Heavy Rotation specifically denies reports by DMX’s management that Heavy Rotation wanted DMX to break the law in any way and denies that Heavy Rotation expected DMX to travel based on a fake passport,” the rep told AHH. “That is simply not true.”
Either way, it looks as though the dispute will have to be resolved in court.
“We believe that when all the facts come out in court, the truth will show that Heavy Rotation was wronged by DMX and his manager,” the rep said. “Heavy Rotation looks forward to that day.”