News: DMX Avoids Ruff War, Rydes Away From $630,000 Suit
Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 9:39PM
New York rapper DMX can breathe a sigh of relief with reports claiming a $630,000 lawsuit filed against him earlier this year has been dropped.
Details of the nixed lawsuit emerged online Sunday (June 24) evening.
A lawsuit against rapper DMX regarding his failed comeback tour in 2011 has been dropped. The $630,000 (£404,000) suit was launched by bosses at Heavy Rotation in March over claims that they signed a deal to create a string of comeback shows for the 'Up In Here' rapper. However, they argued that they were cut out of the deal when the rapper's legal woes prevented him from performing overseas. (Digital Spy)
X's rep Domenick Nati responded to the pricey lawsuit last March once it gained mainstream attention.
"I would like to make clear that DMX's management team is facing legal issues only with Heavy Rotation Booking. HR Booking is a previous promoter who DMX and his management have terminated their agreement with. The "DMX Undisputed Comeback Tour 2012" is a completely separate tour than the one with HR Booking. The promoters for the "DMX Undisputed Comeback Tour 2012" are in good standing with DMX's management, and they are helping us in the process of clearing DMX's passport." (Statement)
Reports of the legal case became public around mid-March.
According to the suit, HR bent over backwards to fix the legal issues -- coughing up nearly a hundred grand to cover bail, child support, and a slew of other legal bills ... hoping it would clear the way for the tour, a task that included lifting the lien on X's passport. But HR claims its efforts were in vain -- because DMX continued to cause problems, hiring outside management that tried to book DMX on shows within the United States ... violating X's agreement with HR. On top of that, X couldn't resolve his passport issues ... and all concerts had to be canceled. X's manager Jason tells a different story -- claiming DMX chose to sever all ties with HR after it put the rapper at risk with some unsavory business practices. Still, HR claims it lost $749,285 on the deal gone bad -- and it wants the money back, stat. (TMZ)
X was slated to pack his bags for an international tour the same month.
Rap star DMX's come back plans are on track, as the rap star has announced a series of dates in Germany and Switzerland. The Yonkers, New York rapper is launching the first leg of his "DMX Undisputed Comeback Tour 2012," which will run through Germany. DMX will head overseas from March 29-April 8, where he will perform eight dates in different regions of Germany. DMX is slated to make stops in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Stuggart, with one date in Switzerland. (AHH)
Check out a recent DMX interview below: