Wale Sued in Nonprofit Scam


Wale Sued in Nonprofit Scam

Founder of child abuse advocacy group claims he was defrauded out of money.

Published September 10, 2014

Wale is being sued for scamming a nonprofit organization out of money after a song feature fell through. Terrence Tykeem, recording artist and founder of the child abuse advocacy group We Stand Up Coalition (WSUC), is suing the MMG rapper for breach of contract.

Tykeem claims Wale was paid to appear on a remix to the song “Touch,” which is part of a WSUC music, book, and video campaign aimed at shedding light on child sex abuse. Tykeem says he and his staff were in contact with Wale’s team, including his manager, Greg Harrison, this past July. He made two separate wire payments to secure the DMV native’s services and has been having trouble contacting Wale’s people to get him on the song.

“By now it was obvious we had been scammed,” he revealed. “We then reached out to our sources in the industry to contact Wale or his management to inform them with hopes of resolve the matter quietly.”

One of Wale’s security guards, Eric “Big E” Miller, allegedly told Tykeem that he made the “Bad” rhymer aware of the situation but he eventually stopped communicating as well. While he didn’t hear back from Wale’s camp, Tykeem was contacted by two individuals who went through similar scams. He is suing to recoup the money he paid in addition to fees from the wire transfers and court costs. 

Wale has not substantiated Tykeem’s story. He's currently promoting the trailer for his The Album About Nothing LP, and new single, “The Body,” featuring Jeremih

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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