Waka Flocka's Booking Agent Hit With $1 Million Lawsui
(AllHipHop News) The booking agents for rap star Waka Flocka Flames has been hit with another lawsuit, claiming the rapper’s manager raised his asking price for a show twice, and then failed to show up for the performance.
Promoter Walter Conwell DBA as G.D.B. Promotions is suing Debra Antney, Johnnie Cabbell, Hitt Afta Hitt Entertainment and So Icey Ent for over $1,000,000 dollars.
The lawsuit claims that G.D.B. spent over $20,000 dollars to book Waka Flocka Flame for an under 21 show in Birmingham, Alabama in June of 2009.
According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama, G.D.B. Promotions sent a $1,800 deposit to secure Waka Flocka, with another $1,500 due when the rapper arrived at the venue. After the wire was sent, G.D.B. claimed that he was contacted by Hitt After Hitt and told that Waka Flocka would no longer honor the agreement, because the rapper was booked by JAMZ FM, a local Hip-Hop station.
G.D.B., which purchased advertising time with JAMZ, attempted to reach Hitt Afta Hitt with reps from JAMZ, but couldn’t contact a representative for Hitt Afta Hitt to resolve the issue.
According to the lawsuit, Waka Flocka’s mother, Debra Antney confirmed that the radio request was false and agreed to honor the date – if D.G.B. paid the new asking price of $4,000. Additionally, the rap star wouldn’t honor the original date and set a new performance date of November 28th.
The week of the show, his road manager allegedly demanded another $2,750 instead of $1,750. G.D.B. claims they honored the new agreement and sent additional monies to Hitt Afta Hitt, in addition to spending extra money for fliers, tickets and the new venue.
“After hearing both sides of the story Ms. Antney called the artist and told them to turn around and do the show, but because it was a teen show, the Birmingham curfew had already set in and the Plaintiff’s venue had closed.
Walter Conwell and G.D.B. seek over $60,000 in damages and $1,000,000 dollars in punitive damages in addition to attorney fees.