Rapper Flo Rida has responded to a lawsuit levied against him by a group of Austrailian concert promoters after a failed collaboration last year. Flo Rida, listed in the lawsuit under his real name, Tramar Dillard, cancelled a performance on October 11, 2011, just hours before he was to take the stage at Australia’s Fat as Butter music festival. The Australian promoters blamed Dillard for the abrupt cancellation in the legal papers served to Flo Rida via Facebook.com.
An advance of $55,000 was paid to Flo Rida prior to the cancellation of the show, but Flo Rida has fired back, claiming that the cancellation was the result of a breach in contract, when the promoters failed to provide him a ride to the performance.
“Promoters try to jerk you (around)… A lot of times anyone can come up and say anything and get everyone’s attention,” he said in an interview with AllHipHop.com. “They feel like they should pay you a certain amount of money, and they feel like they shouldn’t give you a ride to the venue. Maybe they thought I should have brought my Bugatti to Australia, and that I could have brought my own car.”
Um, apparently they don’t have cabs in Australia.