AceShowbiz - Legal trouble surrounding Tekashi69 a.k.a 6ix9ine has yet to be over. It's unveiled that the "TROLLZ" rapper is now being sued for not showing up in a Texas concert despite taking $75,000 in cash.
Filing the lawsuit was promoter JJD Entertainment. According to court documents obtained by Complex, Jamie Dominguez's company had booked the emcee to perform in Humble, Texas on June 27. However, the rapper reportedly didn't perform despite getting some cash.
The lawsuit stated that the contract had 6ix9ine getting $45,000 upon signing the paperwork and $75,000 when he showed up for the concert. The company also claimed that it had to pay $28,000 to fly the hip-hop star from Florida to Texas using a private jet.
Thus, JJD had to refund all ticket sales. The company allegedly spent $178,649.70 on the event while its budget was only $178,000. It also forked out over $100,000 for the venue, concert producers, security as well as insurance.
6ix9ine previously claimed that he walked away from the concert because promoters failed to give him the balance of his $250,000 payment prior to taking the stage. Shutting down his claim, JJD accused him of lying. The company is now seeking repayment for losses and suing the Brooklyn native for defamation.
"Shortly after Defendant, Daniel Hernandez, failed to perform in accordance with the agreement, he went on a livestream with DJ Akademiks where the Defendant, Daniel Hernandez stated that the contract price was $250,000.00, that he received a $45,000.00 deposit, and $70,000.00 in cash, knowing that those statements were false," so read the court documents. "On that livestream, Defendant, Daniel Hernandez, adamantly states that the only reason he left the concert site was because he did not get paid, knowing that statement was false."
This is not the first time 6ix9ine is being sued over a payment dispute. In July, Sheldon English and his company RMG Promotions filed a $70,000 lawsuit against the rapper over a canceled concert in 2018.