Pitbull Sued for Australia No-Show
Â Miami rapper Pitbull is being sued by an Australian promoter for allegedly no-showing a 2008 tour. The suit was filed last week by Suave Productions, and the rapper was served with a Statement of Claim.
The company states that Pitbull (Christian Perez) skipped the event despite receiving half of his concert fee upfront.
According to Suave Productions representative Jamie Fernandez, Pitbull’s actions were a blatant violation of their signed business agreement.
“It’s unfortunate that it had to come to this. I am a huge Pitbull fan. I’ve always been the first person in Perth to play his music, but justice must be done,” Fernandez said in a statement. “He can say whatever he wants about why he did not get on the plane but we would rather leave it up to the courts to decide who failed to fulfill their end of the contract.”
Furthermore, Suave Productions sees Pitbull’s actions as a slap in the face, claiming they made every reasonable accommodation possible for the proposed international date.
“We did everything we could to make him happy, sometimes even going that extra mile in order to meet his demands,” Fernandez explained. “But yet he still refused to get on the plane. Not only that, he also failed to notify that he wasn’t coming and also kept half the money for doing nothing at all.”
A court date is pending for the lawsuit.
Pitbull is scheduled to release his fourth studio album, Rebelution, on September 1.
It features appearances from Lil Jon, Slim of 112, Akon, and B.o.B.
At press time, the Miami emcee could not be reached for comment.