Gucci Mane, the rapper with a penchant for violence (and possibly murder), is being sued by a party promoter who claimed the rapper (whose real name is Radric Davis) accepted payment for two shows in Florida back in 2009 knowing he could not leave his home because of travel restrictions imposed by a court because he violated his parole for -- you guessed it -- assault. Stephen Gold is also suing the rapper's production company So Icey Entertainment, booking agent Mizay Entertainment, its officer Johnnie Cabbell, management company Hitt Afta Hitt Entertainment and its officer Debra Antney.
Gold claims he lost $445,079 when Davis/Gucci failed to perform at two concerts in 2009. "These concerts were canceled because Gucci was restricted from leaving the state of Georgia under conditions of his probation stemming from a felony assault in 2005, and for his subsequent violations of those conditions," Gold says in the lawsuit. "Despite knowledge of these travel restrictions and subsequent probation violations, defendants engaged in a widespread scheme scheduling concerts they knew would not take place, including the concerts involving Gold that are the subject of this complaint." Gold claims the rapper agreed to perform at a concert in October 2009, then rescheduled it to November 2009, and offered to attend an after party for an additional fee. Before any of it happened, though, Gold says, he learned via the Internet that Gucci was not allowed to leave Georgia. And, Gold says, Gucci and his co-defendants refused to refund his $24,000 deposit plus $175,650 in expenses. "Defendants' failure to refund plaintiff's deposit is evidence that defendants intended to either temporarily or permanently deprive Gold of his money," the complaint states. [...] Gold demands $445,079 and punitive damages for RICO fraud, wire fraud, common law fraud, civil theft, breach of contract, unjust enrichment and conversion.We don't have the effort or remote interest to check, but isn't Gucci still in jail for attacking a fan with a bottle at nightclub?