Bama vs. T.I.: Rap Star Sued By Party Promoter in Alabama

Posted October 22, 2010 by J Matthew Cobb in Features

T.I.’s legal woes are just warming up after the announcement of a lawsuit involving an Alabama event promoter.

With hip-hop star T.I. now expecting to serve more jail time – 11 months to be exact – after violating his probation after being arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of carrying drugs last month, his criminal record seems to be just as lengthy as his resume of best-selling records. Carl Davis, concert promoter from Alabama, is looking to add another offense to T.I.’s list.

Davis originally booked the rapper for a “Welcome Back Party;” a planned event celebrating the release of T.I from jail but he failed to appear because he was under home confinement.

The lawsuit, filed in the Alabama District Court, alleges that T.I. (Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.) agreed to a performance established by Jervon Morgan; T.I.’s first cousin, liaison and agent. Morgan then introduced Davis to Jason Geter, CEO of Grand Hustle LLC, who then presented him with a written agreement which included a request for a $50,000 deposit to a bank account in T.I’s name.

Davis claims he made the payments and was not aware of T.I.’s restrictions which included ” three years of supervised release and under home confinement as a condition of his plea agreement.”

Davis also mentioned through his lawsuit that he was not aware that T.I. told a radio station that he would not be showing up for the planned event scheduled for May 28.

Harris stated that he lost his life savings trying to book the rapper for the event. He is suing on several counts including misrepresentation, promissory fraud, conspiracy, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract. He’s demanding unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

T.I. began his 11-month sentence last Friday.

His label still has a December launch date planned for T.I.’s seventh studio project (King Uncaged), but may be re-scheduled.

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J Matthew Cobb

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