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It’s rare that Snoop Dogg is a plaintiff in a lawsuit and not the other way around. However, the top-tier rapper had to come after the Pabst Brewing Company after they broke an agreement during the time he was pushing the flavored beverage Colt 45 Blast.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

Snoop Dogg has sued Pabst Brewing Company, the brewer behind Pabst Blue Ribbon and Colt 45, for breach of contract and interference with contractual relations in a complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The contract in question is the rapper’s 2011 endorsement agreement to promote Blast by Colt 45, a line of fruit-flavored liquors the company rolled out when similar drinks like Four Loko and Mike’s Hard Lemonade were becoming popular. The rapper (and occasional reggae artist) was signed to serve as the drink’s “brand ambassador” from January 2011 through January 2014.

Months following the end of the deal, the brewing company was sold to a group of investors (definitely none of which is a Russian brewing company) in a deal estimated at $700 million.

The Doggfather, suing under his given name of Calvin Broadus Jr., claims he’s entitled to 10 percent of the sale price realized by Pabst stockholders. Why?

He cites a “phantom equity clause” in his endorsement contract, which supposedly states in its subsection (a): “In the event that the Blast by Colt 45 brand or the entire Colt 45 brand family is sold … during the 3-year Term of the Agreement or within two (2) years following the end of the Term, Consultant [i.e. Mr. Broadus] will receive 10% of the net price of such sale.”

A Pabst representative tells the The Hollywood Reporter, “Pabst Brewing Company has been under new ownership and new management since November 2014. We have not been contacted by Snoop Dogg or his representatives about this issue. We are investigating the matter and would be happy to talk to Snoop or his representatives to try to get to the bottom of this.”

At least OG Maco’s good, right?

Photo: Colt Brewing Company

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