Maybach Music Group head Rick Ross is making headlines this week as reports claim he has refused to pay up big bucks to a touring booking company he has used for nearly a decade.
According to reports, Ricky Rozay has not paid up a ten percent commission fee issued by booking company Total Access Talent.
Rick Ross is struggling with business relationships lately — first he’s dumped by Reebok … now a Florida tour booker says the rapper stiffed them … and after YEARS of working together. Total Access Talent filed a lawsuit in a Miami federal court this week … saying Rick Ross Touring hired it to book and organize a month’s worth of Florida dates starting last November … but never paid the 10% commission. Which is really weird … because Total Access says it’s been booking Rick’s tours since 2004 without incident. The lawsuit says they were so comfortable doing business … always been paid … that they arranged the tour with a verbal agreement. (TMZ)
The company claims the “Boss” owes at least $170,000 in unpaid fees.
But Total Access says this time, Ross’ camp did an end-around after the company already set up opening acts (Meek Mill, Machine Gun Kelly, Wale, to name-drop a few), arranged dates, prepared contracts … the works. Total Access says Ross owes at least $171,000 in commissions. He couldn’t be reached for comment. Times are a little tighter for Rick these days … as TMZ first reported, he stands to lose between $3 million and $5 million after Reebok ripped up his endorsement deal after his date-rape lyrics kicked up a storm. (TMZ)
To make matters worse, recent reports suggest Ross may lose up to $5 million with his Reebok endorsement deal falling through earlier this month.
Sources close to Rick Ross say the Miami rapper will lose between $3.5 million and $5 million over his lost endorsement deal. The source also noted that Rozay was getting a check each time he wore the shoes. The source also told the publication that Ross feels bitter and betrayed over the situation, and he believed that he was owed a second chance to represent the Athletic company. (Def Sounds)
A few weeks ago, the mega retailer issued a statement on its decision to part ways with the “Boss.”
“Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so. They added: While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.” (Statement)