HOUSTON – Rapper Young Jeezy has been sued for allegedly
reneging on a scheduled concert in the city last year, according to recent
Houston federal court records.
Entertainment promoter Darryl Austin filed a breach of
contract lawsuit against Young Jeezy on Feb. 8, accusing the defendant of failing
to perform at the Arena Theatre on Dec. 9, 2016 despite agreeing to do so two
Court documents explain that Austin engaged in negotiations with
Sammy Mumphery, Young Jeezy’s agent, and YJ Productions and Concerts to bring
Young Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Jenkins, to Houston for the show in
All parties reportedly agreed to an arrangement in which
Young Jeezy consented to perform an hour’s worth of songs in exchange for
$60,000. The suit says that Austin personally hand-delivered the purported
deposit in the amount of $30,000 to the Atlanta-based hip hop star’s handlers.
Per Austin, he subsequently began promotion work in relation
to the concert.
A month following the execution of the contract, the
original petition says, the plaintiff learned that Young Jeezy decided he did
not want to go ahead with the concert.
The suit claims that the rapper’s representatives asked
Austin for more money to which the complainant acquiesced because he felt “cornered.”
Despite Austin’s extra efforts to appease Young Jeezy, the
39-year-old artist chose to attend an album release party in his hometown and
nixed the Houston show at the last minute, the suit says.
Austin further accuses Young Jeezy of making degrading
comments about him after concertgoers were notified of the cancelation.
Mumphery and YJ join Young Jeezy as co-defendants in the
A jury trial is requested.
Attorney Troy J. Wilson of Richmond is representing Austin.
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