Desiigner Sued For $55K No-Show At Atlanta Greek Picnic

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Desiigner already had enough enemies in Atlanta before this

Desiigner might be on the hook for at least $55K, should a new lawsuit against him prove successful. The “Panda” rapper failed to appear at the annual Atlanta Greek Picnic last year, and the company behind the long-running fest says that it’s time the rapper paid up.

The step-show production company behind the annual picnic, that has counted 2 Chainz and Rick Ross among its headliners, sued the rapper for breach of contract and fraud.

According to court documents obtained by the gossip website Bossip, the company claims they paid Desiigner a $20,000 deposit and a $4,000 booking fee. Their initial contract agreed to pay the rapper $40,000 plus his travel expenses.

However, the company said that the rapper and his representation tried to strong-arm them into paying more as the date approached. Ten days before the event, the production company claims that Desiigner’s representation contacted them and demanded $35,000 more from them for the performance. When they refused, the rapper didn’t show up at the event.

“A lot of Greeks were upset about it,” Atlanta Greek Picnics CEO Tiwa Williams told Bossip. “It’s unfortunate that they took the money and never showed. It’s a year later and nothing has been done.”

Williams also told the website that they attempted to settle with the rapper out-of-court but were unsuccessful. The company alleges that Desiigner’s no-show ruined their reputation as well as that particular iteration of the picnic. Desiigner has yet to respond to the allegations.

Desiigner attends the BET How To Rock: Denim show - Inside at Milk Studios on August 10, 2016 in New York City

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