DMX Sued by Booking Agency for $630K

Concert promoters say DMX bailed on contractual obligations.

DMX could be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars after being sued by a concert promoter for failing to make good on contractual obligations, TMZ reports. According to a suit filed by Heavy Rotation booking, X's myriad legal problems in 2011 killed a massive comeback tour the two parties had planned, costing the agency $749,285.
Heavy Rotation says it had an exclusive contract with the Ruff Ryders rapper to book shows all over the world. But when he was cited for a traffic violation last year and sued twice for child support disputes, the rapper was saddled with a passport lien that prevented him from traveling.
Compounding the legal troubles, according to Heavy Rotation, was DMX's efforts to hire separate management to book shows in the U.S., even though those rights belonged to HR under their contract.
Responding to the lawsuit, X's manager says Heavy Rotation has it all wrong — the rapper did reach out to other companies, but only after he had severed ties with HR over poor business practices.
As it stands, the company is insisting on $630,000 in lost revenue. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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