July 21, 2012 14:48

Flo Rida sued for $200,000 by concert promoter

Organisers file suit after the rapper failed to show on a Canadian tour

Flo Rida sued for $200,000 by concert promoter

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Flo Rida is being sued for $200,000 (£128,000) by a Canadian concert promoter, after he pulled out of a planned tour the day before it began last year.

The jilted organisers have now filed a federal lawsuit against the 'Wild Ones' rapper for cancelling the 10-date tour, which was due to run from July 3-12.

According to gossip website TMZ, the lawsuit was filed in Florida last week by bosses of the Spin Artist Agency, who allege the 'Good Feeling' star was contracted to play the shows last summer.

They claim he has broken the pre-arranged agreement and, as the rapper pulled out just the day before the tour was to begin, Flo Rida's representatives had "wrongfully cancelled the tour". The promoters are suing the rapper for breach of contract and are claiming loses in ticket, food and alcohol sales.

This isn't the first time the rapper has been sued for failure to show at his gigs. Earlier this year, an Australian festival promoter filed a suit for $55,000 via Facebook for no-showing at the Fat As Butter event.

According to the Australian Daily Telegraph, after numerous failed attempts to apprehend the rapper - whose real name is Tramar Dillard - in person, Matthew Hourn, a lawyer for festival promoter Mothership Music, was granted permission to serve the claim via a link on Flo Rida's official Facebook page.

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