News: Gucci Mane & Nicki Minaj's Booking Agent Denies Reports That His Office Was Raided
Thursday, Mar 4, 2010 5:25PM
Gucci Mane and Nicki Minaj's booking agent Johnnie Cabbell has come forward to deny reports that he was evicted from his Atlanta, Georgia office.
The Atlanta booking agent recorded a video statement showing off his fully furnished office.
Cabelle wants the world to know that despite witnesses spotting the alleged shady industry affiliate loading materials into the back of a vehicle last night, his company nor himself is involved in any type of eviction. The plump and gaudy CEO of Hit Afta Hit, LLC insists his business partner was the one in financial trouble and was just offering assistance. Johnnie went on to say that his office address is 55 Marietta Street STE 16, Atlanta, GA 30303, and the booking agent to Nicki Minaj and Shawty Lo encourages anybody to roll through to see that he's doing REALLY good. (Gyant Unplugged)
According to reports that surfaced last night, the popular agent's office was evicted from its current location at the city's Sentinel Towers.
Word on the street, and I mean that literally, is that Cabelle's downtown Hit afta Hit office, has been ransacked. According to my very reliable source, Johnnie's company was evicted from the prestige Sentinel Towers for failing to pay rent on the property. And I hear laptops, furniture, office supplies and flat screen televisions have been put out on the street as we speak for the community to share. To be fair, Cabelle was sharing an office with another company on the 26th floor of the Sentinel towers called Winsonic Digital Media Group. And while it's not clear as to who didn't pay, what is known is that Johnnie C's shit is all over downtown, and is ripe for the taking. This won't bode well for Cabelle seeing as he's currently getting the side eye from tons of music industry affiliates over some alleged shady business practices regarding booking of some of his top clients Nicki Minaj and Shawty Lo. (Gyant Unplugged)
Cabbell recently addressed reports that claimed he was involved in scamming promoters for Gucci Mane events.
"I am fully aware of the recent allegations which have been made about me and my company Hitt Afta Hitt Entertainment (HAH)," he wrote in a statement. "I am a licensed and bonded entertainment booker and have been operating my company successfully for almost a decade. During my career, I have booked thousands upon thousands of shows and have worked with various promoters all over the country. I have maintained an impeccable track record and am operating within the confines of all applicable laws. I've always strived to do the best job I can possibly do and will continue to do that. Due to the sensitive nature of the vicious accusations made against me, it raises some serious and potential legal issues. My legal counsel is advising me every step of the way with respect to how I handle this situation going forward. We're prepared to fight the rumors and are dedicated to the challenge of restoring our goodwill and credibility within the industry." (All Hip Hop)
A report from Ozone Magazine cited Gucci's So Icey Tour as being one of many successful scams.
Scheduled for at least 12 cities in July 2009, the So Icey Tour was supposed to feature OJ da Juiceman, Nicki Minaj, and the headliner, Gucci Mane. It sounded promising. Gucci's buzz was at an all-time high. But by all accounts, the "tour," organized by a Carolina-based promoter named Shannon Marshall, was a mess and fell apart almost immediately. None of the artists showed up for the first two Florida dates (July 4th & 5th), leaving veteran promoter Mr. CC (who, like Godfather in Chicago, has been successfully promoting concerts for over 20 years) with losses of over $140,000. He claims that nearly half of that money, around $70,000, is in the hands of Cabbell/Antney, who refuse to return the deposits or reschedule his dates. (Ozone Magazine)
According to Cabbell's website, he is responsible for helping the career of rap group D4L.
If you haven't heard of entertainment mogul Johnnie Cabbell, you've definitely heard the influence of his work. From the Ozone Award winning rapper Shawty Lo to hit groups such as gold-selling snap quartet D4L and the group that started it all, Crime Mob, Cabbell has been at the forefront of their success as both trusted manager and loyal friend. His extensive portfolio of work has proven that persistence, a can-do attitude and a relentless work ethic pays well-really well. Since 1999, his mega-media conglomerate Hitt Afta Hitt Entertainment (HAHE), has accomplished fortune and fame through focus. Churning out chart-topping hitt afta hitt and launching the careers of hot artists hence the company title, Cabbell's name is synonymous with winning. (Hit Afta Hit)
No further details have been revealed as of now.