According to a newly filed lawsuit, Chicago rapper Chief Keef — whose real name is Keith Cozart — was scheduled to perform at an Auburn University fraternity house last April.
But the lawsuit accuses Chief Keef of not showing up for the gig — and keeping the $12,000 he was paid in advance to appear.
Chief Keef was slated to perform April 25 at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house in Auburn, Ala., according to the suit was filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court by The Booking Collective, LLC.
The Booking Collective owns and operates the website FratShows.com, which organizes concerts at fraternity houses and other locations on college campuses across the country.
The suit alleges that after word spread that Chief Keef—who now lives in Los Angeles—didn’t show up to the Sigma Phi Epsilon, The Booking Collective’s reputation suffered.
Chief Keef was to be paid $22,000 for his performance, $12,000 of which he received upfront, the suit stated.
Though he was not performing at the fraternity, Chief Keef was musically active when the concert was supposed to be going on, the suit said.
“Chief Keef was posting on Instagram about being in the studio working on music on the very day/evening he was supposed to be performing at the Planned Concert,” the suit stated.
The Booking Collective alleges it also spent more than $5,000 on preparation for Chief Keef’s arrival.
Supporting documents attached to the lawsuit show that, as part of the contract to perform at Sigma Phi Epsilon, Chief Keef required numerous items backstage: 10 bottles of water; one bottle each of pineapple, orange and cranberry juice; four cans of Red Bull energy drink; one bottle of Remy Martin cognac; two bottles of Ciroc vodka; two bottles of Moet Rose champagne; and 50 chicken wings, chicken fingers, french fries and assorted dipping sauces.
Along with the hefty backstage spread, Chief Keef also required that he and six others he was with be flown out and each get their own room in as nice a hotel as possible, the suit stated.
“In premiere cities, hotels must be five star or boutique hotels. In smaller cities, Marriot, Starwood, Hilton, Hyatt or Sheraton elite properties are acceptable to artist,” attached documents stated.
After Chief Keef didn’t show up, The Booking Collective was sued by Sigma Phi Epsilon for $70,000, the suit stated.
A representative for Chief Keef could not be reached for comment.
Yung Fly Entertainment, a Chicago-based booking agency that helped set up the concert, was also named as a defendant.
Reached by phone Monday evening, a representative for Yung Fly denied any wrongdoing.The two-count suit alleges breach of contract and violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and seeks more than $175,000 in damages.