Jamaican star Vybz Kartel has been ordered to pay $15 million to a promoter after failing to make a scheduled performance at the Turks and Caicos Islands in August 2009.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was ordered by the Supreme Court to pay Jamaican promoter Alton Salmon for breach of contract. Salmon, who promotes under Abuka Entertainment, said that there was a riot at the venue on August 14, 2009 after Kartel failed to appear and suffered significant losses.
For loss of profit, Salmon was awarded $127,736 in addition to the pending $15 million from Kartel, who is currently incarcerated on two murder charges. He was recently granted bail for $3 million, but it is unclear if he will be released from prison.