T.I. Sued For Missing Concert
Rapper hit with lawsuit for failing to perform at a welcome back party...
T.I.is being sued for not appearing at a ‘welcome back’ concert to celebrate his release from jail.
The Live Your Life star had agreed to perform at the gig on May 28 in Alabama but he had a very good excuse for not being there – he was on probation and under house arrest.
Concert promoter Carl Davis is suing anyway, claiming he lost his life savings by setting up and promoting the event. The lawsuit stated that he paid T.I. the agreed sum of $50,000, but that his manager "concealed the fact from Davis that artist T.I. was on probation, on three years of supervised release and under home confinement as a condition of his plea agreement".
T.I. was released from prison last December after serving seven months on a weapons charge. But he is heading back behind bars after he was arrested with drugs last month while on probation. The rapper must surrender before November 1 to begin a new 11-month jail term.
On a brighter note, T.I. has reunited with Joshua Sparks, the suicidal man he convinced not to jump off a building earlier this month. The pair teamed up on an Atlanta radio show and both said they’d learnt from the experience.
"All of the things we go through in life, they just prepare us for the next battle," the hip hop star said. "I think you were able to make it through this with, I guess, minimal injury, maximum lesson learned," he told the 24-year-old.