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New father Wiz Khalifah must be having a hard time buying pampers and baby food. The rapper filed a $1 million lawsuit against concert promotion company It’s My Party , Inc. for allegedly canceling his scheduled concert performance. The alleged scheduled concert was slated to take place at George Mason University. Wiz claimed he was promised $85K plus a percentage of the profits. When the concert didn’t happen, the rapper sued the company, claiming the cancellation severely damaged his reputation.
It’s My Party fired back and said the deal was never official since Wiz never signed a contract. A judge agreed with the company and dismissed the rapper’s case. At least he’s able to walk away with merely a bruised ego. Singer/songwriter/producer Ryan Leslie was on the other side of a lawsuit as a defendant. He unfortunately lost his case and had to cough up $1 million. He was devastated and cried onstage during a concert about the matter. Earlier this year, Leslie was ordered to add $180,000 in interest to the $1 million reward for the recovery of his stolen laptop.
According to ABC News, a judge ruled that the singer had to pay more money to a German man named Armin Augstein for finding his laptop in a forest. Leslie’s backpack, which contained his laptop, external hard drive, jewelry and cash, was stolen following a performance in Cologne, Germany in 2010. He initally offered a $20,000 reward but bumped it up to $1 million shortly after.
“He made a second reward video and offered $1 million for just the intellectual property on the external hard drive and computer, the session files,” said his attorney David DeStefano. “They’re different from just an MP3, MP3s are nothing for a producer or a studio engineer, they can’t do anything with them. They need the session files. These were his compositions.”