Rihanna Sued For Allegedly Bailing On Concert In Nigeria, Jay Z Also Named In Lawsuit
Rihanna is being sued by Nigerian broadcasting executive Chris Ubosi and his company, Megalectrics, for allegedly bailing on a concert after having supposedly been paid part of her fee. Also named in the lawsuit is Jay Z, who runs Rihanna’s record label, Roc Nation.
According to Ubosi’s suit, he made a deal with Rihanna’s camp in May 2013 for her to perform a 65-minute concert in Nigeria for $425,000. The businessman further claims he made a down payment of $160,000, but the singer’s team then asked to postpone the show. Ubosi says he agreed to reschedule, but only if Rihanna would promote the new show on her social media accounts.
Ubosi goes on to allege that Rihanna never hyped the show online, and so Megalectrics decided to cancel the gig altogether and request a refund. But Ubosi says he never got his money back, and so he’s now suing Rihanna, Jay Z and Roc Nation over the cash he shelled out on the allegedly canceled concert.
However, sources close to Rihanna tell TMZ that she and her Roc Nation representatives never made such a deal with Ubosi, nor have they even heard of him. They believe that Ubosi and his company were scammed by impostors pretending to be associated with the singer. Gossip Cop confirmed the lawsuit, but we’re further investigating what really went down.