Trina has been sued for $50 million in damages over allegedly pulling out of an agreement to appear as a judge during an event called “America’s Next Top Rapper.”
According to Courthouse News Service, Omnipresent Media and Lawrence “Amar” Wright filed suit against the Miami rapstress, her managing agent Rarebreed Entertainment, its principal Josh Burke, the State of Florida and J Ego Entertainment and Nunoise Travel.
The suit claims that Trina agreed to judge the online streaming video platform and competition where aspiring rappers compete to win $20,000, a Universal distribution deal and a “hit production team,” among other rewards.
Omnipresent, which throws the competition, said that Trina agreed to judge and then backed out of the show, which was to be held on December 30, 2011. The problem began when Trina and management allegedly failed to send promotional videos for organizers to promote the event. Omnipresent says that its promotions “generated significant traffic on the blogs of major entertainment networks, including BET and MTV.”
Trina and management then asked for more money and that the taping would not be publicly broadcasted. Her travel agent then said that she would not appear to judge unless the company paid her travel expenses. Omnipresent says it agreed, but she still didn’t provide the promo videos. Because of her absence, Omnipresent says that some attendees became “unruly” and “heckled competition participants.”