A$AP Rocky’s Manager Sues Rapper For Breach Of Contract; Rapper Asks Court To Seal Case Because He’s Too Famous
A$AP Rocky’s manager has accused him of screwing him out of more than $850,000, slapping him with a lawsuit for breach of contract.
Music manager Geno Sims filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court this week, claiming his former client A$AP Rocky owes him out of more than $850,000 in commissions for the work he did to help launch his successful career.
Sims said in court papers that in 2011 he entered into a contract with A$AP – to be his exclusive personal manager. He states he worked for the rapper for two years, helping him cinch deals with Adidas and Samsung, as well as negotiating record and publishing deals, music production and public relations.
He said that per their deal, he’d get paid 15 percent of A$AP’s gross income, along with a monthly fee for his work. He claimed the unpaid monthly commission payments total more than $300,000, along with an additional $550,00 in unpaid commissions from deals he worked for the rapper.
Sims also accused A$AP of not providing him with monthly accounting reports on his income, and said he never received a single document from A$AP regarding the money he made.
Sims said he has demanded the unpaid commissions from the rapper but he has refused to pay him.
But the rapper, who was born Rakim Mayers, showed up to court days later to plead with the judge to seal the lawsuit. A$AP claimed he is a very private person and the details of his career, finances and personal life are not for the world to know. Further, he blasted his former manager for listing his home address on the complaint, knowing full well that would put his personal privacy and security at risk.
A$AP has yet to respond to the allegations of screwing Sims out of $850,000 in commission payments.