The promotion company first filed a lawsuit in October of last year after the rapper cancelled his set when he was denied the request to be the headlining act. Dream Team demanded the return of a $35,000 deposit and a $30,000 cancellation fee, neither of which it says was paid by The Game.
The Compton, California rapper has reportedly not appeared in court and on October 30, the company filed a request for a default judgment against him. Dream Team is seeking $355,000 in lost revenue, $160,000 from ticket sales and $10,000 from promotion of the performance, for a total of $525,000 in damages.
(This story was first published on October 21, 2014 and is as follows.)
According to a lawsuit filed by Dream Team Entertainment LLC last week, rapper Game skipped out on a performance at the annual Kentucky Derby Festival earlier this year because he could not serve as the headlining act.
Courthouse News reports that the Compton, California rapper signed a contract for the event on April 11 of this year and then received a $35,000 deposit for his scheduled performance, which was to take place on May 2 in Louisville, Kentucky.
In the lawsuit, Dream Team Entertainment LLC states that it received a phone call from a person representing Game informing them “that the Game would not be performing unless he was headlining the event.”
The promoter claims that Game subsequently dropped out from performing at the show and did not return the $35,000 deposit or pay the $30,000 cancellation fee.
As a result, Dream Team Entertainment LLC is seeking $75,000 in damages.
Over the past few years, Game has been hit with a handful of lawsuits, including one filed on behalf of G-Unit affiliate 40 Glocc.
In 2012, 40 Glocc filed a lawsuit against Game for $4.5 million following an assault that took place earlier that year. According to the rapper, he was attacked by Game and 15 other men outside of a mansion in Hollywood, California.