Rick Ross Skipped Show in Nigeria, Won't Return Money
Artists travel all over the world touring and performing for audiences and, of course, with that comes some risks. There can be weather-related issues, cultural clashes and local problems with social unrest. That’s something that can be expected. With that said, musicians should feel like they can cancel a performance if they fear for their own personal safety but, if that happens, and they have already been paid, should they return the money? I’d have to say yes.
Rick Ross is at the center of a similar situation. He is currently being sued, along with his manager and sister, for $2 million by a U.K company after he bailed on a concert in Nigeria last year.
Apparently, the British firm had already paid $87,500 to promote the show which was expected to draw up to 50,000 fans.
Ross said that he didn’t help promote the show and ultimately pulled out of the performance due to "the violent events in Nigeria." He didn’t explain why he hasn’t returned the money that he had already been paid.
The company even tried to find a solution to the problem by trying to book another performance but that didn’t work out either.
The suit says: "In truth and in fact the defendant had no intention of returning said deposit. To date no part of the deposit has been returned."
Rick Ross is preparing to release his upcoming album, God Forgives, I Don’t. Fitting title, don’t you think?
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