Banks, who was scheduled to perform at Club NV in Brantford, Ontario on Friday January 8th allegedly failed to show up at the club until 2.30 am after fans had been waiting for him to perform from 10 pm. Upon arriving at the club, it is rumored that he didn’t even perform one song before leaving the stage.
After promoter Chris Hines of Chris Hines/Ultimate Entertainment objected to paying the G-Unit rapper for his performance or lack of, he was assaulted by Banks and his entourage. Hines who suffered various facial injuries was rushed to hospital.
Banks is said to remain in custody.
UPDATE: Attorneys for Lloyd Banks and the other detained individuals in his party, told MTV News that the G-Unit rapper and company are expected to be released today (January 12). Banks’ bond is set at $50,000, while each of the others will reportedly be half of that.
The victim has released photos and online testimony further alleging that Banks and entourage kidnapped him to a hotel and attacked him for 20 to 30 minutes for the money dispute.
Although Banks is said to be entering a not-guilty plea, although the formal motion may not happen for three to four weeks. Based on whether or not a trial goes to higher court, the matter may not be brought before a judge any sooner than a year and a half.
Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent and G-Unit have not yet released a formal statement on this weekend’s incident.