The 28-year-old rapper is facing a potential lawsuit over a recent concert cancelation in Birmingham, Alabama. William Hicks says his event planning company had paid Soulja $8,750 for an April 6 gig at the Luxe Ultra Lounge. Hicks reportedly sent the money back in January and spent the following months promoting the show. But, on the day of the concert, Soulja’s camp allegedly informed Hicks that Soulja had missed his flight and, therefore, wouldn’t appear.
— William Hicks III (@Will_Hicks) February 16, 2019
“You don’t contact me as a promoter or an event planner five or six hours before you are supposed to perform and say you missed a flight because you had two and a half months to prepare,” Hicks told CBS 42.
Soulja apologized for the cancelation via social media, stating: “My apologies to the promoter to the whole city, I will be back soon. I got to the airport, my flight was sold out, I tried to get a private jet, I couldn’t make it on time.”
Hicks has since sent a letter to Soulja’s camp demanding to be reimbursed for the cancelation. According to the letter obtained by TMZ, Hicks states he’s “out money for booking hotels and lost profits on the show itself.” He now wants Soulja to pay $25,000 for his troubles; if the rapper refuses, Hicks said he’s ready to battle it out in court.
Soulja’s representative Michael Sykes told CBS 42 that the rapper was willing to return the $8,750 deposit. As of Wednesday night, Hicks had not received a dime.
Stay tuned to see how the story unfolds.
Soulja was arrested earlier this week for number of parole violations that date back to February. The “Crank That” artist will remain in custody without bail until his April 30 court hearing.