Rick Ross Never Responded To Suit Alleging He Took $55K But Didn’t Appear For Texas Show
Rick Ross is in hot water for ignoring a lawsuit that accused him of not showing up to a concert he got a $55,000 down payment for four years ago.
The Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts just issued a default judgment against the “Diced Pineapples” rapper Nov. 2 because he never bothered to respond to a lawsuit that accused him, Meek Mill and Machine Gun Kelly of bailing on a 2012 performance at the University of Texas, BOSSIP has learned.
Mithraic Group Entertainment sued Rick Ross Touring for breach of contract and unjust enrichment after the company claimed in court papers that the rapper’s fixer, Total Access Talent, made a deal for the artists to perform, but then cut a side deal with Live Nation that left the Mithraic Group hanging.
The company said it agreed to pay Ross $110,000 for a 45-minute set, and wired a $55,075 deposit to the Wing Stop franchise owner to secure the performance. It also wired down payments of $20,000 for Meek Mill, $12,000 for Machine Gun Kelly and secured the venue for another $12,000.
But Total Access’ side deal with Live Nation meant the show never happened, and Mithraic Group said it couldn’t sell any tickets and lost its money. The company said another slap in the face came when the rappers allegedly never gave them their deposit back, according to the suit.
The company wants its money back, plus interest and it’s lawyers fees paid.
The default judgment is the second financial setback the “Bawse” has faced in recent weeks. Just weeks ago, the IRS slapped him with a federal tax lien for nearly $6 million.
Also named as defendants were Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers Touring, Machine Gun Kelly’s company EST and Total Access Talent, which was supposed to help out with the booking and logistics for the concert.
Mithraic was able to serve Ross’ personal assistant and his company back in June, and the rapper had 20 days to respond under state law. The company hasn’t yet been able to serve Meek Mill, Machine Gun Kelly or Total Access Entertainment.
We’ve reached out to Mithraic’s lawyer for comment.