Tekashi 6ix9ine is in the midst of one of the least likely career returns in recent memory following a time in prison among other controversies (including some quite overwhelming child sexual performance fee), but it now looks like it may be looking at even more legal issues in the near future. Complex reports that a $ 5.3 million lawsuit against the rapper and various business associates over a canceled show in 2018 in Washington, DC, is prominent.
The complaint was originally filed in 2018 by promoters Benhur Tesfalidet and Anton Alexander for breach of contract, fraud and defamation, all due to an event canceled in a DC location called Echostage the same year. The complainants withdrew the complaint approximately six months after the complaint was made, but are now preparing to resubmit it.
In addition to 6ix9ine, the former manager of rapper Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, the reservation agency MTA Booking, the booker Will Cornish, and another former manager Christian Ehigiator. Media company iHeartMedia is no longer a defendant in the lawsuit, which could be one of the reasons why it was withdrawn and resubmitted because the complainants thought it best to sue such a large company.
The allegations of breach of contract and fraud are all related to the fact that 6ix9ine did not appear on the program in question, while the allegation of defamation stems from statements made by the rapper about Tesfalidet and Alexander on social media calling them “corrupt” scammers who didn’t pay him what he was owed. They say it’s not true, and before 6ix9ine decided to perform at a New Jersey radio station concert on the night of DC’s scheduled show, he was paid the almost all of his $ 60,000 upfront.
A source familiar with the matter indicates that the trial will be filed in late June.