Rick Ross Sued by Tour Booking Agency

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    Rap artist Rick Ross performs at the 8th annual BMI Urban Awards at the Wilshire theatre in Beverly Hills, California, in this September 4, 2008 file photo.
By Christine Thomasos , Christian Post Reporter
April 26, 2013|12:03 pm

Rick Ross is reportedly being sued by a company that used to used to book his tours.

Ross, the 37-year-old Miami, Fla., has reportedly worked with Florida booker Total Access Talent since 2004, according to TMZ reports. However, the tour booking company claims they have not been paid the 10 percent commission owed after organizing a month's worth of tour dates for Ross and his music acts.

A lawsuit was filed by the booking company against Ross in a Miami federal court, according to TMZ reports. The company is looking to receive at least $171,000 in commissions from the rapper, TMZ stated.

The news comes after Ross reportedly lost between $3 million and $5 million after being dropped as a Reebok spokesperson. Ross was dropped by his corporate sponsor after he appeared on fellow rapper Rocko's song "U.O.E.N.O."

In the song, Ross speaks about drugging a woman with a drug made popular in the rap industry- molly, which led to protests and Reebok cutting their ties with the music artist.

Reebok released a statement about their decision to cut ties with Ross.

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"Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so," Reebok said in a statement to Billboard. "While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse. At this time, it is in everyone's best interest for Reebok to end its partnership with Mr. Ross."

The decision came one week after UltraViolet, a community of individuals fighting for women's rights, protested along with dozens of women who presented thousands of petitions and signs that read, "Hey Reebok-- Want my business? Stop promoting rape. Drop Rick Ross."

 

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