T.I. Sued for $390,000 After Skipping Out on High School Graduation Party Performance

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T.I. performs onstage at Peach Drop 2016 at Underground Atlanta on Dec. 31, 2015 in Atlanta.

It looks like T.I. might have to open up his checkbook. According to TMZ, the rapper and his management team are being slapped with a hefty $390,000 lawsuit by a promotion company after skipping out on a performance at a high school graduation party in Florida this past June. Planet Productions CEO Gigi Stetler confirmed the lawsuit in an e-mail to Billboard.

Planet Productions claims to have spent over $10,000 a day in marketing to promote the June 11 show days before Tip supposedly pulled out of the performance. The promoters are seeking $300,000 for marketing and licensing costs as well as $90,000 they paid for his booking fee.

Earlier this year, Planet Productions initially demanded a $55,000 refund following news of the deadly shooting that took place at New York's Irving Plaza during a May 25 show that T.I. was scheduled to headline (he did not perform that night). The promotion company was reportedly concerned as the event was marketed as a "safe environment for the students."

Billboard reached out to a rep for T.I. for comment.


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