Rapper Silento Can't Whip & Nae Nae Out Of The UAE -- Passport To Be SEIZED For Owing A Promoter Money!
"Whip & Nae Nae" artist Silento is banned from leaving the UAE! Deets inside on his legal debacle that's preventing him from getting home to the States....
19-year-old Silento is trapped in the middle east because he owes a club promoter there over $80,000, this according to authorities in the city of Al Ain.
He's been in the UAE for several days and was cheduled to perform on Feb. 18th in Al Ain and the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi. According to Makki Taj El Sir Abdel Halim, who owns event organizer Mackie Entertainment, SIlento skipped out on it all after being paid for the performance. Today, the UAE courts issued a travel ban on Silento and demanded him to surrender his passport.
ABC News reports:
A court ruling issued against Silento in the city of Al Ain and seen by The Associated Press on Thursday orders the 19-year-old Atlanta artist to pay a local promoter 300,000 dirhams ($81,500) after he did not perform two scheduled shows.
Silento's rep says it was all the promoter's fault for not living up to the agreement:
Jenna Kadhum, who represents Silento in the Middle East, disputed the allegations against the performer and accused the promoter of failing to live up to his end of the agreement.
"Silento did not cancel any shows at all," Kadhum said. The rapper only learned of the travel ban against him on Wednesday, she added.
But the promoter has already popped back saying:
"He didn't show up," Abdel Halim said in an interview. "I just want to get my own money back. ... I don't want to ruin his reputation."
The promoter said he simply wants to recover lost expenses, including performance fees as well as travel and marketing costs.
It's like the UAE version of Janky Promoters with all the said-she said.
Meanwhile, Silento has been posting photos with fans in Dubai since yesterday: