DMX can’t seem to catch a break.
After years of legal problems and violations, DMX is now facing a $630,000 lawsuit.
A booking agency, Heavy Rotation, claims DMX owes them money as a result of having to cancel his comeback tour. The agency reports that the rapper signed a year-long booking deal with them in 2011 which would entitle them to book his concerts throughout the world.
DMX’s legal trouble, including a traffic violation as well as a child support case, resulted in a lien placed on his passport which restricted him from touring overseas.
The company also claims that though they footed the cost for for X’s legal bills and attempted to get the lien removed, their efforts proved unsuccessful when the issues couldn’t be resolved and the tour subsequently had to be canceled. In addition, the agency says that the 41-year-old violated their deal by attempting to use outside management to book other shows in the US.
Though DMX’s manager contends that the rapper chose to scrap the deal, Heavy Rotation still insists that they be refunded the $749,285 they lost after the abandoned deal.
DMX’s rep had this to say of the rapper’s latest legal woe:
“I would like to make clear that DMX’s management team is facing legal issues only with Heavy Rotation Booking. HR Booking is a previous promoter who DMX and his management have terminated their agreement with. The “DMX Undisputed Comeback Tour 2012” is a completely separate tour than the one with HR Booking. The promoters for the “DMX Undisputed Comeback Tour 2012″ are in good standing with DMX’s management, and they are helping us in the process of clearing DMX’s passport. ~Domenick Nati (Nati Celebrity Services)”
— Jazmine Gray