Did Timbaland Refuse To Perform At A Flint Charity Concert Over Champagne?
On Thursday night (Jan. 28), Timbaland was scheduled to perform a Detroit’s Club Bleu for a charity function to aid in the Flint, Mich. water crisis, and according to a new report from the New York Daily News, he was less than giving. After not receiving the Ace of Spades champagne he requested, the legendary producer allegedly refused to DJ for his allotted set. Club co-owner Mitchell Jaworski told the newspaper that Timbaland and his entourage consumed “excessive” amounts of alcohol.
“They had about 15 bottles of liquor and champagne, which is extremely excessive especially for a charity event,” he said. “They seemed more concerned about getting every drop of liquor.”
Though the event raised $3,000 to provide water and filters for Flint, Timbaland did not fulfill his five to eight song quota, Jaworski stated. After reportedly standing on stage and nodding his head, Timbo then refused to speak with the club’s staff and left directly after fulfilling his time obligation.
“His management (took) classlessness to a new level when they said Timbaland did ‘not feel like’ performing,” Jaworski wrote Saturday. “They then insisted that we show them the signed contract for the night and where the stipulation was for the ‘live’ performance. Finally management relented and literally had to wake Timbaland up so he could proceed to stand behind the decks and nod his head for 30 minutes.”
Timbaland has yet to respond to the accusations against him.