T-Pain Demands Cartoons, Gets Sued Instead

The Florida rapper stands up Guyana and may have to pay for it

By Jessica Sick
|  Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009  |  Updated 7:50 PM EDT
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T-Pain Demands Cartoons, Gets Sued Instead

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Rapper T-Pain on a better day.

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Rapper T-Pain (short for Tallahassee Pain, as he was born in Florida's capital, known for its, um, hard streets) is being sued for being, well, a royal T-Pain in the ass.

From a phone chat with the prez of Guyana -- where he was scheduled to perform -- to a four-star hotel ("or better") with the Cartoon Network, T-Pain's demands became too much for one promoter. On top of it all, after paying him 75 grand up front, T-Pain didn't even show up.

Miami lawyer Ron Lowy filed the suit on behalf of Hits and Jams Entertainment yesterday in Broward against TP as well as his Nappy Boy Touring and Chase Entertainment of Fort Lauderdale, claiming a $5 million breach of contract.

Security issues were the reason for the no-show said Chase Entertainment's David Abram, and a couple days before the scheduled performance Abram offered to refund the money. Not enough, according to Lowy.

"We feel horrible about not being able to play the concert," said Abram. "We are going to do what needs to be done to make this right with the promoters."

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