Area 51 Says Waka Flocka Reneged On Concert Deal; Wants It’s Money ASAP
A concert lighting company is pulling out the stops to force Waka Flocka to pay up on a judgment for more than $18,000 from 2015.
Area 51 LLC is close to cinching a default judgment against Waka over his failure to respond to its lawsuit that he reneged on their deal to provide show lighting on his tour with Drake, according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP.
The company said it made a deal with Waka back in 2012 to supply lighting for his “Club Paradise” tour with Drake. Waka, whose real name is Juaquin Malphurs, agreed to pay Area 51 $1,000 per venue. The company said in court papers that Waka’s momager Debra Antney, sent a check for $2,000 and official tour badges.
Area 51 then traveled to the West Coast and set up the stage lighting for three shows of Waka’s there, before the company said Waka told them that he’d found a company that would do it for free, and they’d no longer get paid.
Area 51 said it lost $15,000 as a result, and sued Waka in 2015 for breach of contract. A judge later ruled in the company’s favor, but Waka never paid the judgment. Fast forward to 2019 and the debt has ballooned to $18,486 with interest.
However, the company’s lawyers filed court papers last week asking for a default judgment in the case, saying that Waka never paid and they want his wages garnished in order to get their money back.
A judge is now reviewing the motion.
Area 51’s lawyer declined to comment when reached by BOSSIP.