theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Rihanna is demanding the $660k lawsuit accusing her of screwing over a Nigeria concert promoter be thrown out. She says that she wasn’t even aware of the scheduled show and wasn’t paid a dime from the money, and the man suing was clearly duped by fake reps.
Here’s the latest: The pop star, Jay-Z and his label headed to court to fire back at the lawsuit explaining she was never paid for the alleged performance. Rihanna says that the other defendants in the lawsuit apparently swindled Ubosi and his company into wiring a total of $160k to secure her for the Nigeria concert.
However, she says this lawsuit has nothing to do with her and is entirely frivolous since she did nothing wrong.
The singer points out she can’t be held liable for the scam the other men alleged pulled on Ubosi and blasts the lawsuit, claiming that he is just trying to recoup his losses.
Rihanna says Ubosi clearly got swindled by the men claiming to represent her. She claims she was never paid and never agreed to perform at the concert. The singer, Jay-Z and Roc Nation are demanding the $660k lawsuit against them be thrown out of court.
According to docs filed in the case, Jay-Z’s counsel has threatened to have the plaintiff sanctioned if he doesn’t withdraw his claims against Rihanna and the label.
Here’s the backstory: Earlier this year, a man named Chris Ubosi and his company Megalectrics filed suit against Rihanna and Jay-Z & Roc Nation in New York Court.
The man claimed he booked Rihanna to perform in Nigeria in 2013. Ubosi said he worked out a deal with 2 people claiming to represent the singer. The contract stated she would be paid $425k for an hour show.
Prior to the scheduled May 2013 concert, the man claimed to have made 3 payments to the representative totaling $160k. Following the payments he was told by the rep that she would have to postpone the show and he agreed as long as she posted the new date on her social media
Ubosi filed suit against Rihanna and Jay-Z demanding the return of the $160k he paid and $500k in other damages.