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American rapper Rick Ross is being sued by the Cross River State Government for breach of contract. Lawyers were hired in the United States to sue the rapper after Rick Ross failed who was expected to perform at the Calabar Festival failed to turn up without prior notice.

The government stated this in a BlackBerry Messenger broadcast on Wednesday morning

The BBM broadcast reads, “‎​Please be informed that Rick Ross has  cancelled his performance at Calabar Festival after accepting full performance fee.

“The rapper, Rick Ross, has issued a statement cancelling his performance at the Calabar Festival, scheduled for December 28, 2011, for reasons not related to his recent surgery and seizures.  “The performer’s cancellation is unexpected and the reasons are unknown to Cross River State since he has confirmed receipt of his entire performance fee many weeks ago.

“Currently, Cross River State and its agents have retained counsel in the United States to pursue their legal and monetary remedies against the artist.”

Source: Punch Newspaper

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  1. henry imaha

    December 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

    dtz 2 bad of ricky, watz he feeling lyk’ by d way… He rily nid 2 b sued jhoor..

  2. princemyke

    December 29, 2011 at 10:38 am

    henry, don?t take ricky’s case personal. I ping him on BB. He’s afraid of the blast. He’ll be lagos on 3rd jan.

  3. Dmzegs

    December 29, 2011 at 10:44 am

    That is good for nigerian goverment it serves them right as they leave the things we have to go for things we do not have. With more than 50 nigerian artistes that can be paid less and even sing greatly.

  4. Enter your name...

    December 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

    The problem with us niaja is that we never value what we have till it’s gone, see calabar pple waiting for american artist to perform in nigeria when we have too many to mention good artist. Why would he execute the contract when we know they regard africans as animal, i think that serves them right. The earlier we start making use of what we have will help improve our great nation and will be better for all of us. I salute naija. 07037178364

  5. okeysonstar

    December 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

    sorry enter ur name is not my name but okeysonstar. 07037178364

  6. Tasha

    December 29, 2011 at 11:02 am

    2ru talk @Dmzegs. @Henry u’ve got a point. He shld refund da moni.

  7. Kobo haram

    December 29, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Good to hear dat,nigeria shld cncentrt in solvin thr prob.(boko haram or kobo ramah) rather than spndin unssary to thins of no great value to humanity. Ricky, thanx 4 dat

  8. Musician

    December 29, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Fools like u. Money wey u 4 share amongst naija artiste. Rick ross sef know say una be mumu.

  9. Ricky Rossé

    December 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I aint tryna steal ur govts dough. Bitch, i gat more dan d@. I cancld bcos of d bombings down there. I’ll b comin ova nxt wk. BOSS.

  10. S_d star

    December 29, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    hahaahahha i lik wat rikky dose 2 dat government infat somtime pp wi nt tink b4 dere do somtins hw do u expet him 2 com wen dere s alot of bomb blast in 9ja u na wun kill him an agn wil hav many atrest in 9ja dat wi eat dat moni instad of amirican u pp no wise at all i lov wat he do lets niga leant 4rm dat an lean hw 2 us wat dere have an stop lukin outsid

  11. Dim chukwu emeka odumegwu ojukwu jnr

    December 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    a prophet has honour except in his home.Rick Ross,i luv dat.at least it wil serve a bitter lesson 2 our non entity organizers,wen we ve pple lyk niga raw,m.i etc we prefer foriegn made

  12. Iniubong

    December 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Pls dont blame the actise, is becase of nigeria security chalenges,… maybe is scared of bomb blast.

  13. Akinola Micheal

    December 29, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I cant blame ricky for the failure…… The guy must be afraid of the BOKOHARAM .. but i know that the crossrivers state government is vry stupid for calling Ricky not even WIZKID, M I or D’BANJ…. they want to proof that they av money now the disappointment is here for them to bear.

  14. Tasha

    December 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Ricky mk ur mouth bend there.

  15. Noble

    December 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I want to know how long it will take us Nigerians to wake from the slumber, or pretend to live in the so called digital world where every person assume reneisance. We rather spend our hard earned money on things we don’t realy want or are not necessary, smell all directions you will perceive poverty among the people. How long will the government come to the aid of the masses rather rather than squandering on worthless issues that add no real values to humanity. We have to wake up and build a strong family and nation before thinking of being like them that celebrate the talent of their musicians.

  16. musa

    December 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    rikky i like what u did, they aint seeing u with ur bummy swag. As u said bomb blast, it may happen, rikky we still need u, better be carefull.

  17. Godwin

    December 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Most of u commenting knows nothing about the Calabar Carnival. ”All” of our best local and upcoming artiste were also invited. Ricky is a fuckn son of bitch.

  18. musa

    December 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    hw did u expect rick ross to go and perform in dat dead zone? Huh,rikky u better run for security if u want to go there!

  19. tolexandre

    December 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    all dis ideas of urs, i’m ain’t buyin it…dis is shit!!!! At least other foreign artist came nd dey weren’t blown off. Why only u?????

  20. Enter your name...

    December 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Rozay i could’ve love to see you perform john lennon with wezzy f baby cos i love your verse but since you were’nt here i hope to see you in lagos next week.BOSS.

  21. daviruz

    December 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    dudes do shut it. if u dnt stuff shut if. m.I wizkid D’banj and a whole load of NAIJA artists were brought to perform so bone

  22. Kijie

    December 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Can somebody tell me,who`s ever heard of a bomb blast in calabar….i aint gonna take no jealousy from no nigerian who supports ricky,did`nt we bring on other local artiste?ricky hs got to explain more……

  23. jeph

    December 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    †ђξ guy Ȋ̊§ J̲̥̅̊u̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊t̲̥̅̊ being unfair. Hez a̶̲̥̅̊ d***b. **s

  24. musa

    December 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    can someone pls tell me how much is the money?

  25. jank

    December 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    lmao abeg make una tok beta sumtin nigeria when re we gonna know our pressing needs and create a solution to it rather we wanna enjoy shame on nigeria kudos to my one n only rick ross.u na for call lil wayne mumu people

  26. Idiots mugu

    December 29, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Guy! I gbado wetin dat guy do. Naija suppose learn 4rm dis n stop dere ostentaecious life wey dem dey live

  27. Chimat

    December 29, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Dats gud 4 our so called leaders who cannot make use of wat they hav but go 4 wat is not within their reach. Nigeria is richly blessed wit gud nd talented artists of which some of dem just needed one to patronize dem if nt being sponsored. Wat a mess! Must we import everything? Toot-pick, rice, beans, helmet, even a musician. One day they will import cassava or mangoes. AMASHEO!

  28. Temple

    December 29, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Dats gud 4 our so called leaders who cannot make use of wat they hav but go 4 wat is not within their reach. Nigeria is richly blessed wit gud nd talented artists of which some of dem just needed one to patronize dem if nt being sponsored. My mother always advise me to be satisfif wit wat I hav. Wat a mess! Must we import everything? Toot-pick, rice, beans, helmet, even a musician. One day they will import cassava or mangoes. AMASHEO!

  29. realme64

    December 29, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    plss people,…ricky him self has a comment on this thread…he said; he aint stealing d govt dough….he didnt show up cuz of d recent bombing…Stop saying **** abt him…he’s jus been cautious of his dear life…

  30. Elijah

    December 30, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Of what impact would a rick ross add to my life…..my wayward govt would have invited don moen to improve my life….God help us to , make heaven in a world like dis

  31. itohowo eka

    December 30, 2011 at 10:21 am

    i am a professional musician and a musicologist from university of uyo. pls let nigerian leaders invest in and promote nigerian artistes. the money given out to foreigners are too much, the economy of nigeria still eagerly awaits government’s awakening in this area. so much has been been thrown outside nigeria, i may even leave if non is ready to invest in me

  32. Enter your name...Okalanwa E Humphrey

    December 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

    If I hear say dey ho dat guy for wetting no get head eeee ,omo boy ,me I go commot for warri 2day kom kill any kind person for calaber ,d town like dis eh,we go turn am to be calabash (calaber RIP)rick Ross live long (RR).make una governor to quite his mouth like dis for wetting dey happen for warri make e no come happen for his state o.IJaw Boys dey vs

  33. Emeka

    December 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Guyz, there is nothing wrong in inviting Rick Ross CRS govt does invite other Nigerian artist as well. Afterall the same PSquare also perform, they only wanted to add some more swag to it all. Rick Ross kindly return the money to the last cents and the default charges must also be paid. Its unfortunate that we had the bombings.

  34. Wandesnow

    December 31, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Very good bad guy. Rickyrozay shuld beta get his lawyers ready

  35. mclundi

    December 31, 2011 at 8:33 am

    i wonda wat wil gain 4rm al dis foreign artiste…..na c wat weve gotten ourselves in2…..i tink P.H.C pple shud learn 4rm wat jst happend to calabar cos i kw say e go happen to dem if dem no dey wise…..bt no mata wat ricky must pay 4 it.,……calabar sori oh…!

  36. benedict

    December 31, 2011 at 9:54 am

    wat ricky ross did was wrong it’s called breach of contract in d other hand i blaim our pple 4 nut patronisin own stars alone.

  37. jayson.j

    December 31, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    ross should just pay up d cash he accepted and 4 oda damages due to his non apearance and just live his crack bitch life.

  38. Natashia

    January 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Nigeria..e good 4 u…so u mean all d artists..both boy,girl,man,woman..wasn’t okay for..calabar wanted to show demselves and it serves dem rite?i like as rick ross chop d money…@least deir eye go shine more..well as for the bomb blast even thou dey invite again..no1 go come cos dey re too young.2 die..rick ross is a man and he can pay dem double times of deir money dey paid to him…enjoy da money Rick ross.and wait a minute..if dey tynk dey re goin to use Nigeria lawyers in da US to sue him..dat means he has won the case

  39. Mimi

    January 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    You people should stop criticising Cross River state. We udusllly have a whole 32 days of xmas entertainment were artists from all over Nigeria come over to perform. Dbange, Wizkid, MI, Tuface, etc grace the event every year. And we usually invite 2 or 3 international artists over. Plesssss stop saying wat u don’t know. Some of u have never even been to Criss River so keeep ur firty mouths shut! Rick Ross was only cincered for his saftey due to Boko Haram saga.

  40. Enter your name...respect

    January 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

    wat did ricky take us 4,fools or wat?he must be executed,wen he knw dat he is afraid of blast den y did he colet fulpayment wat did de hav dat we do nt hav..he must pay back en be punishd

  41. NAYOR TUKKY

    January 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    nawa oo why he come to d festival now make return d moni

  42. lwanga

    January 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    naija i get 1 ques 4 una. Our small wizzy n ricky.whose song sweet pass?

  43. DUHI

    January 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I tink, hirin RR is nt a bad idea neither is His nt comin a bad idea as wel, cos His reasons bein a reasonable 1 cos d blast on xmas day is enof 2 scare any non-Nigerian away 4rm Nigeria. Let both parties jst sit 2geda & settle tins amicably & 4 d dissappointin fans, sorry, it’s due our leaders approach 2 governnance & boko haram problem.

  44. Enter your name...okochi

    January 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I don’t surpot rik any thing dey want 2 do 2 him let dem do it n let him face d law

  45. G5opensky

    January 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Maybach record star.dats very gud of u .YMCMB.

  46. Ceetee

    January 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    All of you talking about Nigerian artists not being invited are really showing you know little or nothing about this festival. There is absolutely no renowned musician in Nigeria, who has not performed at the Calabar Festival. For crying out loud, its a 32 day long event and we always like to fuse both national and international acts. We even have lots of upcoming musicians based in the state and in other states of the federation, featuring during the festival. Visit http://www.calabarfestival.com and see the timetable for last year’s event for yourself, so you know what i am talking about. You guys should know the truth!!!

  47. arabtwista

    January 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Watz d amount??? Datz d important thing

  48. Brown

    January 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I luv Rick Ross.Ricky u can do dat again.

  49. Lizzy

    January 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Fúck cross river.endless possibilities,rick refund dier devlist money n save urself of any cause guy.God bless u rick!

  50. Lizzy

    January 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Cross wata no play

  51. musa

    January 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Iwanga stop asking dis question, hw would u compare rick roos, rick ross oo with wizkid, imfact in all nigerian no artist like rick ross. rick ross i luv u with all my life. I cant do without rikky tracks, infact all r&b. U know the funny thing am a nigerian and i dont listen to their fucking music, i hate’em all, fuck them, i cant live without r&b, u cant see any 9ja music in my cell phone, ipod, & laptop. Any 9ja artist want me to like him, tell him to ft rick ross, lil wayne, nicki minaj,& gudda gudda. 9ja artist i hate u 4 life fuck u all, know 1 thing i can lay my damn life down for my brother lil wayne.

  52. Talkative a.k.a Aproko

    January 3, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    All of you sayin this sayin that will also do d same thing if u have d money u will pay for ricky rose to come and play for ur birthday I know wat nigerian can do with money

  53. goodlife

    January 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    musa or wt do u call urself. U sound
    so fake n i notice hopelesnes in ur life thru ur write ups. Well i dnt blame u i blame CRS 4 invitin dt gud 4 notin fat fool. N musa,aboki or wt is dt ur name try listn 2 som tracks 4rm 2face, mi, iceprince.darey.banky olamide,wizzy n most recently hibreed n u’l knw dt ross is not even gud. Talk abt ti or eminem e go let me hear, nt dat sensless fool.

  54. Enter your name...pearl

    January 4, 2012 at 12:04 am

    @ goodlife, U̶̲̥̅̊ make sense die. @ musa U̶̲̥̅̊ Ŋª ₪☺ Gع† sense, U̶̲̥̅̊ ₪☺ love naija artiste, wetin rick ross D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ sing “bull shit”. Learn to like music Fø̲̣̣я̅ it’s lyrics nt Fø̲̣̣я̅ D̶̲̥̅̊ sake ☺f J̲̥̅̊u̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊t̲̥̅̊ likin it…… By D̶̲̥̅̊ way ​​’m also \̲̳Λ̲̳̊/̲̳ fan ☺f foreign music bt ​​ still love ♏ў home guys.

  55. usainuko

    January 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    i would neva blame some senceless nigerians evn at their youthfull age anyways…for education is basically nt their problem bt…they just stupid…rick ross should be sued, made to pay back even with intrest for the damages caused…being a carnival doesnt mean we should have only our artist…but any artiste…his refusal without certification has bin the insult on the C*R*S*G and i love the steps enrolled for repay.

  56. ENESI RILWAN

    January 26, 2012 at 10:16 am

    well,both side have a point bcos ricky is the son of our brother we sold to white men as slave long time ago,so paying us in our own coin but for our govt there is no harm importing international acclaimed to perform in our soil bcos ricky is in the rank of jackson,2pac,notorious BIG,jayz

  57. ENESI RILWAN

    January 26, 2012 at 10:22 am

    HI NIGERIANS ,CHECK OUT MY MOST RECENT SINGLES,A PEACE SONG AND ANOTHER ONE, TITLED “ME AGAINST THE PRESIDENT” WHICH WILL BE RELEASED SOON FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION. CHECK ME OUT ON FACEBOOK(ENESI RILWAN(DAREALONE), TWITTER(ENESIRILWAN)

  58. musaib37@yahoo.com

    February 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    @ pearl & badlife! fuck two of u, u dont like him simply bcause u dont understand what he’s saying. fuck 2face, fuck (m i) dat short devil, i know u are among the motherfuckers fuck u two!bitchs. Useless yoruba boys fuck u, i fucking hate u all, u have much to learn go back to ss1. Ambitions a to z, am ready for ya!

  59. Maxy3rigger

    April 4, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Hahahahaha..i just dey laf all of una..i jfk..join forces wit d kingx nd we ate all day..i no blame Una i blame PDP wey bring cellphone 2 naija if not all dix una dirty commentx 4 no existx..hypocritex

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