Thursday, March 22, 2012
DMX Sued For $630,000 Over Tour
DMX is being sued for $630,000 by a booking agency.
A company called Heavy Rotation filed the lawsuit in New York, claiming it struck an exclusive year long deal with DMX in 2011 to book the rapper's concerts.
But according to the lawsuit, DMX was plagued with legal problems from the start a traffic violation in August, and two nasty child support disputes which led to a lien on the rapper's passport, preventing him from performing overseas.
According to the suit, HR bent over backwards to fix the legal issues coughing up nearly a hundred grand to cover bail, child support, and a slew of other legal bills hoping it would clear the way for the tour, a task that included lifting the lien on Dmx's passport.
But HR claims its efforts were in vain because DMX continued to cause problems, hiring outside management that tried to book DMX on shows within the United States violating X's agreement with HR. On top of that, DMX couldn't resolve his passport issues and all concerts had to be canceled.
DMX's rep says he chose to sever all ties with HR after it put the rapper at risk with some unsavory business practices.
Still, HR claims it lost $749,285 on the deal gone bad and it wants the money back.