Rick Ross, MMG Accused of Dodging Promoter's Lawsuit

Christian Ezechie sued last year over skipped concert date in London, says he can't track down Rozay & Co. 

Posted: 05/19/2014 11:05 AM EDT
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Rick Ross and fellow Maybach Music Group members Wale, Meek Mill and Omarion have been dodging a lawsuit for the last several months, a British concert promoter claims. 

Christian Ezechie sued Ross and the aforementioned MMG click for skipping a 2012 show at London's Wembley Stadium despite pocketing some $200,000 in performance fees. Ezechie, who runs the company Executive Decision, has booked the likes of Usher, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott in the past. He filed the Ross suit last October and now claims he hasn't been able to track the Bawse down, "despite numerous and diligent attempts" to do so, the New York Post reports.

Ezechie's lawyer said he tried to send legal papers to the 38-year-old's Miami residence, but the location turned out to be a UPS store. A trip out to the house was unsuccessful as well, and according to court documents, process servers have been "hesitant" to approach Ross at live shows, "while he is surrounded by security guards." 

Rozay was reportedly paid a $100,000 advance for the gig. "It's blatant robbery he's doing, and he's an artist worth $50 million," Ezechie noted. (Ross is actually worth close to $30 million.)

The leader of MMG may be hard to locate, but he's hardly hiding. Over the weekend he tweeted a photo from Cannes, France, and he tends to keep his combined 11 million fans on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook informed of his whereabouts. 

Still, Ezechie's lawyer is prepared to "track" Ross to the "ends of the earth," if necessary.

A judge ruled that Ross and MMG have until June 4 to respond to the legal discrepancy, or Ezechie can take "alternative" action, which includes posting a notice in the newspaper.

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