*This is taking fandom too, too far. Not mention having money to burn. Or being straight up stupid. Read on. We’ll let you decide.
Hip hop star Flo Rida was forced to settle a nasty lawsuit brought against him by a Canadian concert promoter after he blew off a court-mandated deposition and mediation.
For what reason, you may ask?
He had a conflict: The Miami Heat game was in NBA Finals!
In a Gossip Extra exclusive, a federal lawsuit was filed against Flo Rida by Toronto promoter, Spin Artist Agency, last year. It alleged that Flo didn’t show up for a six-date tour in the Great White North.
The promoter sued for $200,000 in damages, including the costs of canceling the dates.
The case was crawling its way through the system when, on June 11, Flo failed to show up for his deposition, then skipped the mediation in a Miami law office.
No letters. No phone calls. Nothing!
Then, to add insult to injury, Flo dispatched his manager, Lee “Freezy” Prince, who then high-tailed it out of mediation without explanation about 5 p.m. that night after just two hours of back-and-forth.
What the heck was going on you ask? The Heat was playing a pivotal Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs!
Subsequently, Judge Ursula Ungaro had clearly had enough and struck all of Flo’s pleadings from the record, leaving him no leverage to negotiate and no choice but to settle.
A federal court source says Flo probably paid the promoter the $200,000 he asked for, plus legal fees.
Said Jeffrey Neiman, Spin’s Miami attorney: “Given the confidentiality of the settlement, I cannot comment.”
Read more at Gossip Extra.