The Cross River State Government has hired lawyers in the United States to sue rapper, Rick Ross, for breach of contract. The government stated this in a BlackBerry Messenger broadcast on Wednesday morning. Ross was expected to perform today at the Calabar Festival but failed to turn up for unknown reasons.
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."