In the words of 21 Savage, "The law is the law." Unfortunately, some of these rappers had to be reminded of this in the most public (and sometimes embarrasing) of ways.
Kodak Black is currently locked up, but that hasn't stopped the law from doing its job.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, event promoter Nicholas Fitts is accusing the 21-year-old rapper of backing out of a number of contracted performances. Though the suit was filed last month, Fitts recently hired a process server to handoff the legal documents to the incarcerated artist, while in jail. Kodak is currently locked up in FDC Miami, after being arrested at Rolling Loud Music Festival last week.
Fitts claims that despite having signed off on performing multiple concerts, Kodak failed to show up for his scheduled appearances on more than one occasion.
According to the entertainment publication, the suit states that Kodak was contractually obligated to perform at a venue in New York both in March and April of 2017, but never showed up. March 3 was the original date of the performance, however, the Florida rapper then cancelled the performance, and agreed to a “makeup date” in April.
The Blast claims that Fitts "reluctantly agreed" to give Black a third date, but that the rapper once again blew the promoter off. The promoter is now seeking upwards of $500,000 in damages.
If you think receiving mail in prison is the strangest place to be served, think again. Check out several other times rappers were handed over lawsuits in the strangest pursuits.
Kanye West - Served Fresh off the Plane at LAX
West returned to the west coast, and got less than a welcomed homecoming.
Back in April 2015, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and a then 1-year-old North West were seen scrambling to their car, while exiting Los Angeles Airport (LAX). The family had just arrived back to the States after a goodwill tour around Armenia and the Middle East. Unfortunately, they were met with a less-than-welcomed homecoming, when a process server rushed their car and tossed over the legal paperwork. Though it wasn't revealed what Ye's suit was about, the rapper was quick to toss out the paper work as quickly as they were thrown at him.
Tyga - Served at a Meet & Greet By a Server Posing as a Fan
Not only did Tyga get served with a summons at his sneaker signing and meet-and-greet back in 2015, but the server actually got an autograph out of him and a fan flick. That server was bold, bold.
Four years ago, Tyga hosted a shoe signing for fans at Sheikh Shoes in Hollywood, in honor of his collaboration and release with footwear empire LA Gear. According to TMZ, after standing in line for two hours, one unsuspecting fan actually bought two pairs of sneakers, and received an autograph for each. Turns out the fan was also a process server and handed over Tyga the summons shortly after the sign-off. While this was probably one of the most bizarre ways to be served, the rapper was a good sport about it and even posed for a photo with the server after.
Tyga - Served Again - At His Concert
Two times! Barely a year after being served at his sneaker event, Tyga was served again at a gig at Fluxx night club in San Diego.
According to NME, the rapper's former landlord, Gholamreza Rezai, sued Tyga for $480,285.00 in damages for an old rental property that the rapper was reported to have once stayed in, before vacating in 2012.
“We served him at Fluxx night club in San Diego on July 20. He was performing on stage, reaching out to the audience, and our processor decided to give him a gift back,” said Boris Treyzon, the landlord’s attorney.
Tyga - Served for the 3rd Time - on His Birthday
In November of 2016, just months after reportedly being served at his Fluxx nightclub gig, rapper Tyga was served again with another lawsuit—this time, while en route to celebrate his 27th birthday.
According to TMZ, shortly after exiting his vehicle to celebrate at Penthouse Nightclub in West Hollywood, Tyga was served with legal documents outside. This time the rapper wasn't so nice as the first time, letting the process server to be forcibly removed.