T-Pain isn’t suing the company that failed to pay him for a gig he did last year — instead, he’s suing the people who he claims let them get away with not paying.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, T-Pain is looking to collect the money he’s owed from United Talent Agency, his booking agency from April 2017 through October 12, 2017.
T-Pain claims he was booked to play the Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio on August 19, 2017. Pain says he was supposed to receive $12,500 up front, another $12,500 the next month, and then $25,000 a month before the gig.
The singer claims he received $15,000 from the festival (via UTA, who took their 10% commission off the top) leaving a $35,000 balance. But T-Pain claims that, unbeknownst to him, the festival’s check for the balance bounced and UTA never informed him.
T-Pain performed the show as planned and says he wasn’t told until five days after the concert the check had bounced. He says UTA should have informed him sooner and that they should have known that the festival had a history of not paying acts.
Efforts were made to collect the money owed directly from the festival, but T-Pain says it looks like they are headed for bankruptcy.
The singer claims he’s now owed $27,000 (minus UTA’s commission and some money he received from a different gig) and is suing UTA for breach of contract.
We reached out to UTA for comment — so far, no word back.