Flo Rida says that he lost the $170,000 he paid as a down payment to purchase property in Florida, according to court documents, tmz.com says.

The rapper claims that he attempted in 2009 to purchase a property from Pierre and Marie Malette, but that the deal never came to fruition and that the Malettes did not return the money to him.

The Malettes have filed for bankruptcy and Flo Rida has a claim in their case, tmz.com says.

Earlier this month, Flo Rida released the DJ Mustard-produced song “Rear View,” which also features August Alsina.

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