DMX received a rare bit of legal good luck recently.
The hefty lawsuit being filed against him for a tour that allegedly failed to happen, has been dropped.
The booking agency organizing Dark Man X’s comeback tour were all set to sue the rapper for a sum of $630,000. TMZ now reports that the agency, Heavy Rotation, are dropping the lawsuit, although reasons for the change of heart have not been revealed.
The lawsuit was initially filed in March, 2012, in New York City. Heavy Rotation claimed that it had an exclusive year-long booking contract with DMX, allowing them to book him for all international dates.
However, X was unable to fulfil the alleged obligations of the deal, since he is not allowed to legally leave the US, due to a traffic violation, and child support issues.
Heavy Rotation claim to have lost as much as $750,000 because of X’s inability to fulfil the terms of the deal, and their reasons for dropping the lawsuit are, as yet, unclear. However, X’s manager, Jason Fowler, said that he and the bad boy rapper were very happy that the case had been dropped.
- By Fiona Guest