Snoop Dogg Sues Colt 45 for Breach of Contract

Snoop Dogg Sues Colt 45 for Breach of Contract

Rapper wants proceeds of company's reported $700 million sale.

Published June 9, 2015

Colt 45 may "work every time," but not for Snoop Dogg.

The rapper is suing Pabst Brewing Co., claiming the Colt 45 beer-maker owes him proceeds from the company's sales last year, according to the Associated Press. Plenty of proceeds.

Snoop signed a three-year endorsement contract in 2011 for Colt 45's fruit-flavored beer called Blast by Colt 45. His contract allegedly included a clause that he would receive a portion of the sales price if Pabst sold Colt 45 before January 2016, which they did.

Snoop reportedly received an upfront payment of $250,000 and $20,000 for every 10th mention of the beer during his concerts, on television or on his social media. However, the contract allegedly also stipulated for the MC to receive a royalty on each case of Blast sold, which Snoop says he has yet to cash in on.

"We are investigating the matter and would be happy to talk to Snoop or his representatives to try to get to the bottom of this," Pabst said in a statement to the AP.

Snoop's attorney, Alex Weingarten, also told the AP that Pabst was sold to Kashper and TSG Consumer Partners LLC in November for $700 million. 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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