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Popcaan will be sued by Bahamian promoter for no-show

Popcaan will be sued by Bahamian promoter for no-show

Entertainment News Written by  Monday, 25 June 2018 07:08 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Popcaan and his Unruly management is facing a lawsuit by Bahamian promoter Damien Thomas who is suing for losses incurred from the artiste's no-show at a concert in Abaco Islands recently.

Thomas is principal of MVP Entertainment, promoters of the three-date 2018 Unruly Bahamas Tour. Popcaan was booked to appear at Freeport (June 2), Nassau (June 15), and Abaco Islands (June 16). The last gig, however, was not honoured.

 

“Popcaan is very unprofessional, I'm suing for damages," the promoter said. 

 

The promoter said Popcaan was prevented from leaving the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau as the matter was reported to the police.

 

“He was pulled off the flight last Sunday, as he tried to leave without reaching out to me. He was, however, able to leave on the Tuesday instead,” said the promoter. “At the station, he did a video apologising to his fans.”

 

 

Thomas said no criminal charges were pressed as the matter is a civil one. Popcaan's team has issued a release about the dispute. 

Popcaan's booking agent team,  SMA, would like to officially apologise to the fans in Abaco for POPCAAN not being able to perform at the B.A.I.C grounds on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 as noted by POPCAAN on his official Instagram page on Sunday, June 17th, 2018.

This was due to a series of professional and contractual breaches on the part of MVP Entertainment which began in Freeport on June 2, 2018 and continued to decline with our Nassau event on Friday, June 15th, 2018.

These breaches ranged from repeated delayed payment issues to serious logistical problems such as accommodation and a delay of over an hour in Freeport when due to unpreparedness on the part of MVP Entertainment, the generator shut down due to lack of fuel. In spite of this POPCAAN waited at the venue until the generator was restarted and performed for his fans in Freeport.

MVP Entertainment was advised on Saturday morning that we were exercising our right to cancel, due to overwhelming contractual breaches, and we would not be doing the event. He failed to accept this and spent much of the day attempting to circumvent the contract as he had on numerous occasions and faltered. We left the island of Nassau on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 having made a verbal agreement with MVP Entertainment on how we would proceed and this was arbitrated in the presence of “Terrible T” and senior police at the Lynden Pingling International airport.

SMA humbly empathises with the people of Abaco and thank them sincerely for understanding why he was not able to perform now that they have full knowledge of the circumstances.

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