Kendrick Lamar is being sued for $1 million (£666, 311) by a fan following a meet-and-greet dispute that led to her being banned from attending his show.
As reported by TMZ, Whitney Larkins paid $350 (£233) for a VIP meet and greet package with Kendrick Lamar. She then emailed his manager Dave Free to request a further three minutes “one-on-one time” with the rapper.
Larkins claims that Free replied and offered her three minutes of time alone with Lamar for a “cash payment of $10,000” (£6,663).
Larkins claims that she “repeatedly tried to get more info from Lamar’s team” regarding her time with the rapper, before receiving an email the night before the show informing her she had been banned from attending and would be refunded her original $350 payment.
In the $1million lawsuit filed by Larkins, she claims the dispute left her with a “deep sadness” and went on to describe Lamar’s manager Free as “arrogant, snotty and an all-around bad dude from the rooter to the tooter!”
However, she maintained her support for Lamar, praising him as “one of the greatest rappers alive of all time who is on par with Tupac.”
Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar currently leads the way in the Grammy Awards 2016, with 11 nominations.
The rapper, whose album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ was voted Number Two in NME’s Albums Of The Year poll for 2015, is up for Album of The Year and Song of The Year for ‘Alright’.
His other nominations include Best Rap Album, Rap Performance, Pop Duo/Group Performance for ‘Bad Blood’ with Taylor Swift and Dance Recording for ‘Never Catch Me’ with Flying Lotus. He’s nominated twice for both Best Rap Song with ‘Alright’ and for co-writing Kanye West’s ‘All Day’, as well as Best Music Video.
“It’s a testimony to his artistry,” Recording Academy CEO Neil Portow said of Lamar’s nominations. “He’s someone that’s very serious about his art and about his craft, and has been working it for quite some time. And this is one of those instances where the work pays off.”