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LEGAL WOES: Ne-Yo & Jennifer Lopez Hit With Lawsuits + Missy Elliot Urged To Cancel 1st Performance In Israel

All kinds of legal drama going on lately. Ne-Yo and Jennifer Lopez will be making appearances before the judge for being “no-shows” for scheduled events while Missy Elliot has an online boycott against her performance in the Middle East.

Deets on all the legal drama when you read on…
 
I guess money isn’t an issue for Ne-Yo because he was a no-show for a gig at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center on New Year’s Eve in 2008.
 
Kenyohn Clark of Maryland-based Wet Entertainment is seeking $1 million in damages. Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Smith, was paid $95,000 up front of the total $140,000 for his performance. Mike Esterman, Ne-Yo’s booking agent is also included in the lawsuit. Clark claims that Ne-Yo’s disappearance damaged his reputation and the $95,000 was never refunded.
 
In February of 2009, Esterman told MTV News:
 
I still don’t know anything about the details.  All that I know is that this is a frivolous lawsuit.
 
The guy is looking for a free payday. The promoter is looking for a lottery ticket to make some big money off of a big name.
 
Source
 
Ne-Yo will go to trial at the end of this month in Anne Arundel County in Annapolis.
 
Damn Ne-Yo

 

Jennifer Lopez cancelled a $3 million performance for the opening of the Cratos Premium Hotel and Casion in the Island of Cyprus on July 24th. Due to the island’s current political issues, Jenny has decided not to perform because an online campaign suggested that if she were to perform there, it would be seen as her supporting a state that abuses people’s human rights.
 
A statement on her website explains to her fans why she decided to cancel her performance:
 
Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse.
 
After a full review of the relevant circumstances in Cyprus, it was the decision of her advisors to withdraw from the appearance. This was a team decision that reflects our sensitivity to the political realities of the region.
 
Source
 
However, the hotel is threatening to sue Lopez for $40 million  in damages because the contract with them has not been cancelled.
 
Nice to see Jenny standing up for what she believes in.

 

Missy seems to be in the same boat as Jenny when it comes to cancelling performances for political reasons. There’s an online boycott of Missy’s performance in Israel because of a dispute over land between the Israel and the Palestine.
 
Sources say the boycott isn’t really effective because the tickets are almost sold out.
 
Will Missy hop on the bandwagon to support the Palestinians? Time will tell…

 

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Anonymous's picture

Israel is the only real

Israel is the only real democracy and respector of human right's in the Middle East, can you people really be this historically ignorant?
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Um, hahaha? Bad joke, dude.

Um, hahaha? Bad joke, dude.
Anonymous's picture

The Palestinians receive food

The Palestinians receive food and aid from both the U.N. and the U.S. every year. 25% of the U.N. is comprised of Arab nations that don't believe the state of Israel has the right to exist. Their bias is disgusting and has long ago been exposed. All the poster's on this blog bashing the Israeli state and people have been drinking kool-aid and are revealing their own appalling historical ignorance.
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Neyo will be in MD! Yay!

Neyo will be in MD! Yay!
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ewrhaerh's picture

I can understand JLo and

I can understand JLo and Missy not performing but Ne-Yo no. He was paid up front $95,000 of the $140,000 and did a no show. Give them their money back, period.
Anonymous's picture

WTH has Missy been?

WTH has Missy been?
imnotthatstoopid's picture

l Aviv attracting Israeli

l Aviv attracting Israeli Arabs and West Bankers not Gazans... Regardless, there is plenty of money to go around there, and there is only an embargo on the Gaza Strip but even there things aren't even as bad as some of our "hoods".
bsdbsdfb's picture

DumbLo and her people didn't

DumbLo and her people didn't realize there were issues going with this island. Really?? Does no one in her camp read the paper or internet.
Stella 's picture

this missy story should get

this missy story should get interesting...
myMAMAsaid's picture

Missy played the Exit

Missy played the Exit Festival last Saturday, and her performance was wack! She was suppose to play for 2 hours; instead, she played for an hour. It gets even better - out of the whole hour, she was on a mic maybe 20 mins, 30 mins at most. The other 30-40 mins, she used to throw signed sneakers in the audience, to change her outfit not once but twice, introduced some female artist with pink hair that she just signed on her label, and let her dancers show what they're made of. She needs to treat her overseas' audience way better. She was a true disappointment @ the Exit Festival.
Anonymous's picture

HOW IS MISSY EVEN RELEVANT?

HOW IS MISSY EVEN RELEVANT?
Frewsh's picture

lol@ these bible thumpers

lol@ these bible thumpers bigging up Israel. Get a fucking clue will you.
Anonymous's picture

You get a clue! Natasha used

You get a clue! Natasha used the right words "Bandwagon" Please do some research of the last 2000 years and Palestine/Israel
Anonymous's picture

Ne-yo's face always looks

Ne-yo's face always looks swollen or something and seeing him without that hat makes me cringe. He looks past 40 and that is old.
Anita's picture

I damn near threw up my

I damn near threw up my dinner when I scrolled down this page to see Neyos oogly ass face. Sorry.... completely off topic, but I just had to voice it!
Suchafkin Lady's picture

Ne-Yo did the same shit to

Ne-Yo did the same shit to Trinidad twice, I think one of the trini promoters is suing him also.
GQ's picture

YUCK at that side profile of

YUCK at that side profile of Ne-yo And, if I was Missy, I sould keep my but+ in the states. Wouldnt want to get blown up
Shreveport Shawty's picture

I want to know how an artist

I want to know how an artist work becomes reflective of a political problem? These facking people make me sick - music exists to ease the mind soul & spirit - there is no political ties there unless your music is of that purpose. People & countries are so facking ridiculous it makes you wonder how much logic is used when it comes to these events in life.
Hibiscus Rose's picture

You sound ignorant and

You sound ignorant and uninformed.
Anonyomous's picture

I love that J Lo is showing

I love that J Lo is showing concern for something/someone outside of herself. Also, it's sad to see that so many people have brought into the propoganda of Israel being the bad guy. The Bible states that in the last days, people would turn on Israel and it's happening. They're his chosen people, and when we turn against them, it's our own funeral.
Sherm's picture

My Bible AND GOD spoke highly

My Bible AND GOD spoke highly of Israel and I do NOT plan on speaking low about it. *zips lips and opens the GOOD WORD* *church finger*
Get YOUR Ducks In Line's picture

OOhh I get it now, J-Lo,

OOhh I get it now, J-Lo, Amber and Kim K. get to be on a website dedicated to black folks because they used our backs and our men to get publicity...woo...glad I cleared that up! www.theblackcouple.com
Anonymous's picture

Screw Israel... too much

Screw Israel... too much blood on their hands - she's better off not stepping foot there. Ignorant people like Rihanna should know better.
Yas's picture

As a Black Christian myself,

As a Black Christian myself, I side with you Yas! Don't listen to these brainwashed Bible-thumpers! Black Christians are ignorant of what's going on in Israel right now because our pastors have convinced us that the "chosen race" is completely justified in doing whatever the hell they want. Little do we know that our beloved "chosen people" are treating Palestinians like Euro-Americans treated Blacks pre-Civil Rights! Jews could care less for Blacks but we LOVE us some Jewish folk (I admit, some of them are real cool, as well as some of my Arab brothers and sisters, lol) The same God who promised land to the Israelite also is a God who promised love. By all means the Palestinians are not justified by their actions (they have just as much blood on their hands) but it's going to take love and forgiviness that can only come from God or Allah or Yahweh to bring "peace to the Middle East". I ask that all Christians and Jews and Muslims pray (and act) for peace and compromise. "I'm not afraid of your God, but I'm afraid of what you do in the name of your God" -Klezmatics (a Jewish music group) The Israelites are getting away with murder and justifying themselves as "God's chosen people" It's time for them to stop hiding behind God and face up to their crimes. (Same for Palestine and America and any other country that is based on religion) I hope Missy stands up for peace and not Palestine OR Israel and realize that this issue is not so cut and dry. Oh and the people praying for my salvation, 'preciate that but I'm covered :-)
Anonymous's picture

God says to Israel 'I will

God says to Israel 'I will curse them that curse you.' When this country turns against Israel, we are in serious trouble.
Sherm's picture

If you keep up with politics

If you keep up with politics and current events you can easily see how the entire world is slowly turning against Israel, but this was predicted in the bible. Its coming down to the wire.
Anonymous's picture

Screw Isreal?!? Wow you are

Screw Isreal?!? Wow you are ignorant! I will be praying for your salvation.
Anonymous's picture

Agreed! That's scary for

Agreed! That's scary for someone to even say, "Screw Israel." My eyes almost popped out of my head!
Anonymous's picture

You failed to mention the

You failed to mention the other lawsuit NeYo has for another no show in trinidad he got to face that too. www.dayandm.com
Dayandm's picture

The fucking Jews need to stop

The fucking Jews need to stop acting like that land doesnt REALLY belong to the Arabs. Im tired of people kissing Israels ass because of political affiliation to this country. & Im not an anti semite, I have Jewish friends, this is just my personal opinion.
Anonymous's picture

That land does belong to the

That land does belong to the Jews from both a Biblical and historical standpoint. And for every black person that say how much they as black people don't like Jews because Jews don't like us, just remember that the white Jews here in America don't look anything like the Jews in Africa. Open your eyes. Stop reading WHITEWASHED versions of history. ALL PEOPLES originated out of Africa and were black. That has been scientifically, Biblically, and historically proven.
Anony's picture

glad am I rich but not famous

glad am I rich but not famous - pple wanna stick you for your paper
Anonymous's picture

of course the tickets to

of course the tickets to missy's show are sold out- Israeli's are buying the tickets- you think the Palestinians, who are denied food, water, medicine and electricity have the money, time or luxury to be buying tickets to a concert? No- they are starving, and dying in a modern day ghetto at the hands of an abusive govt.
Anonymous's picture

Boo, don't believe the hype,

Boo, don't believe the hype, i've been to Israel and no Jews or Palestinians are starving. It is Israel not India. It would have been hard to find 1 Arab adult woman or man under 160 lbs in the bunch. Especially since Missy would have performed in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv attracting Israeli Arabs and West Bankers not Gazans... Regardless, there is plenty of money to go around there, and there is only an embargo on the Gaza Strip but even there things aren't even as bad as some of our "hoods". Shalom!
NotTooConcerned's picture

You've been to Israel and saw

You've been to Israel and saw no Jews or Palestinians starving? Now the Jews part not starving I can wholeheartedly believe....but the Palestinians part? Well, your chosen pseudo already says it all. -A
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love JLo's look

love JLo's look
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