Before T.I. is set to turn himself in to prison to serve an 11 month jail sentence, he’s facing a lawsuit from a concert promoter.
Carl D. Davis has filed a lawsuit against the rapper claiming that he spent his life savings on a planned concert to celebrate the rapper’s release from prison only to be stood up and left penniless.
Davis filed the suit in Alabama superior court and says the scheduled “Welcome Back Party” was set to take place May 28.
The lawsuit says the scheduled event was to commemorate,
“TI’s recent prison release from his felony incarceration for pleading guilty to unlawfully receiving, possessing and buying pistols, machine guns, silencers, firearms and ammunition as it relates to his probation violation of his preceding 1998 conviction for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute in Cobb County, Georgia,”
In addition to T.I. he’s suing his manager Jason Geter, Grand Hustle and rapper Big Kuntry King who he says he paid $2,500 to perform.
Davis says he ultimately lost over $340,000 when T.I. took to a local radio station and said he would only attend the event and not perform.
He also says he began to feel heavy stress during the ordeal resulting in chest pains, emotional distress and hospitalization.
The rapper was on probation and under house arrest at the time.