Drake has been slapped with a lawsuit by music promoters for bailing on two Chicago concerts, offering to perform if he would be paid more than previously agreed upon, and then failing to return the hundreds of thousands of dollars he was paid for the two gigs.
The promoters Status Entertainment claim in their suit that on March 2012, Drake canceled a concert he was hired to perform at a venue that has 8,500 capacity … and this action was done at the time when the rapper was at his ‘meteoric rise to the top of the music charts, achieving worldwide fame and fortune.’
Status says that Drake agreed to perform for $250,000 and the promoters had already transferred $100,000 to him – money he never returned.
The same thing happened in June 2012 when another promoter set up a bigger concert – where Drake performed in a 25,000 capacity arena – in Chicago. Status claims it again sent approximately $100,00 to Drake’s camp after the two agreed to work together in an October 2012 show, only for Drake to bail when the time came and his camp increasing the price ‘because our value went up.’
Now the promoters are suing Drake for breach of contract, unjust enrichment fraud, among other things. They are demanding more than $200,000 plus interest and court fees.