News: Eminem & Justin Bieber Caught In-Between $300K Korean Concert War
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 9:02AM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and pop sensation Justin Bieber are making headlines this week with reports claiming they have been named in a legal war centering on a nixed 2010 concert.
As the story goes, a promoter was paid a large sum of money to have either artist grace a Korean stage.
It's the most unlikely pairing in any lawsuit ever -- Justin Bieber and Eminem -- but believe it ... because they're at the center of a new legal war over a concert in Korea ... that will never happen. A company called Moonstone Management just filed a lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court -- claiming it hired another company named J-Mike in 2010 to recruit either Eminem OR Bieber for a concert in Seoul, Korea ... and J-Mike never delivered. (TMZ)
The plaintiff is reportedly seeking over $300,000 in the legal case.
According to the lawsuit, Moonstone paid J-Mike a down payment of $300,000 to secure one of the stars -- but J-Mike strung them along for months with nothing to show for it ... and eventually called off the deal without returning the cash. Now, Moonstone is suing for its money back -- plus other unspecified damages. (TMZ)
Despite the musical pairing, Em and Biebs have no real association to one another.
In the past, Bieber and Em have had little connection, minus instances like when Biebz performed "Lose Yourself" during a Detroit concert stop in 2009 or as the top nominees of the 2011 Billboard Awards. (XXL Mag)
Em has remained out of the major headlines as of late, most recently getting attention for his selling ability.
Following two diamond plaques in 2011, Eminem has earned yet another feather in the cap as his 2010 album Recovery has earned a 4x platinum certification from the RIAA. Apart from this, his single 'Love The Way You Lie' is 2011's highest certified song with sales exceeding 5 million. Does he have any competition? (Hip Hop N More)
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