A Houston concert promoter is suing rapper Gucci Mane on six counts including breach of contract, fraud, and conspiracy. He is seeking up to $15 million in damages, accusing Gucci of not showing up to perform after being paid $50,000 in advance for a Missouri concert.
On March 10, promoter Brandon Mitchell of Houston filed a lawsuit claiming that Radric Delantic Davis, aka Gucci Mane, did not fulfill the terms of a contract when he failed to perform at a 2019 concert in Independence, Missouri. Mitchell is suing on six counts, including breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and fraud. He argues that Gucci and his team knowingly made false statements to obtain the money and failed to perform. Mitchell is seeking up to $15 million in damages to his professional reputation as well as the $50,000 he paid to Gucci Mane in advance that was never returned.
In court documents obtained by SOHH.com, plaintiff Brandon Mitchell states he hired Gucci Mane via 1st Avenue Touring and The Diop Agency “to promote and aid in producing concerts.” Mitchell says he hired and promoted a July 29, 2019 performance by Gucci Mane for a concert in Independence, Missouri at the Silverstein Arena. Weeks in advance of the concert, he secured a contract with Gucci Mane to perform for $100,000, of which $50,000 was paid in advance via wire transfer to The Diop Agency.
Mitchell further states that Gucci canceled the concert and never rescheduled, causing him to lose out on all profits and funds he would have made from the concert. He added that Gucci and his team stiffed him and breached the contract when Gucci “failed to appear for the concert and/ or provide a return of the money deposit, in accordance with the Contract.”
The event was marketed to the general public on radio and other means. However, Gucci pulled a no-show. Mitchell says he “suffered serious financial damages and reputational damages as a result of Defendants’ direct breach of contract and other nefarious actions.”