News: Snoop Dogg Gets Smoked Out W/ $115,000 Problem

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 8:00AM

Written by Biz Jones

West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg is getting pulled into a $115,000 lawsuit against his concert promoter for a nixed summer show in Los Angeles.

Reports of the hefty lawsuit hit the Internet Wednesday (August 29) afternoon.

Snoop Dogg's name (we refuse to call him Snoop Lion) is being dragged into a nasty lawsuit between a promoter and some nightclub -- all over an appearance gone wrong -- and now, the club wants over $100,000 in damages.Exchange LA -- the nightclub in question -- filed a lawsuit in L.A. against a promotion company called Movement Management, claiming Movement promised to book Snoop for an appearance on June 30th ... for a fee of $25,000. Exchange claims it paid a $15,000 deposit to secure Snoop -- but days after making the payment, Movement said Snoop had been double-booked ... and couldn't make the June 30th appearance as previously promised. (TMZ)

Although the nightclub asked for its money back since Snoop could not make it, his camp never followed through.

Exchange says it asked for its money back -- but it's been months ... and Movement still hasn't coughed it up, so now Exchange is suing for breach of contract and fraud. Exchange wants its $15,000 deposit back stat -- in addition to $100,000 in punitive damages. Attempts to reach Movement Management were unsuccessful. Calls to Snoop's reps were not returned. (TMZ)

Recently, the music mogul made headlines over changing his rap alias to "Snoop Lion."

"It's interesting," 50 told THR in an interview for his upcoming film Freelancers. "Of course, there will be some people who connect to it and there will be some people that run from it - I don't know how his little league team's parents will feel about his new persona. But again, it's a persona - these are the choices he's created for himself creatively. And, you know, I think it will work." 50 observes that not just Snoop but hip-hop itself has a long history of celebrating weed culture. "Snoop's always been that," he says. "In the very beginning, that was his consistent theme - he had the weed, and everything else was there. [But] for hip-hop culture, it will work, because there's enough of that going on; Wiz Khalifa, his entire theme is that. I've consistently seen artists sell 500,000 copies with that as a theme: Redman, Method Man, Styles P." (The Hollywood Reporter)

Reports of the name alteration sprouted online in late July.

Is Snoop Dogg changing his name? It seems the rapper is changing things up, transforming into Snoop Lion (though his legal name remains Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.). The West Coast artist held a news conference in New York on Monday, where he talked about his February trip to Jamaica as the inspiration for his change of moniker. The Lion worked on his new album, "Reincarnated," while visiting the island. What do you think of Snoop Lion's new name? (Boston)

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