Akon Sued For Not Delivering Pitbull To Video Shoot
The struggle is definitely trill when you’re being dragged to court for not being your rapper’s keeper.
Akon makes big money with big artists and sometimes the business end gets a little skewed along the way.
The story goes, Akon and fellow Hip-Pop star, Pitbull were paid $300K for a guest appearance from an ultra-rich Egyptian singer. After they completed the track, the video was to follow but when it came down to the shoot, the Cuban rapper didn’t feel like it was a priority.
And Akon is to blame, according the furious Egyptian.
Singer Tamer Hosny filed the suit against Akon … claiming he paid the singer $300K for both him and Pitbull to sing on Tamer’s new song “Arabian Knight.”
Akon delivered the track — but according to the lawsuit, in return for the $300K … Akon and Pitbull were supposed to appear in the “Arabian Knight” music video … but Pitbull was a no show.
Tamer claims Akon promised to deliver Pitbull for the shoot, so it’s his fault and he’s on the hook.
Tamer says it’s double the disaster because he had to pay $100K for cameras and crew the day of the shoot … all for nothing.
Although we’re not familiar with the music industry customs of Egypt, the word of the artist should never fly for any sort of transaction, right?