The lawsuit was filed on July 3rd in the Supreme Court of New York, by Zons P.R., a U.K based company who organized to do business in Nigeria.
Zons were hired by an affiliate of Heineken, Star Lager beer, which is popular in Nigeria and West Africa. The Star Mega Jam concert attracts upto 50,000 and is the largest of its kind in West Africa.
$87,500 was deposited into Ross’ account by Zons P.R under the agreement that Ross would execute promotional drops prior to the concert. Zons P.R also claims that Rick questioned his security in Nigeria, and on November 10, 2011 the rapper cancelled his scheduled performance., citing ”the violent events in Nigeria”.
Zons P.R states that when they realized they were not getting their deposit back , they attempted renegotiate for a future performance, but Rick Ross refused to comply.
“In truth and in fact the defendant had no intention of returning the said deposit,” the lawsuit reads. “To date no part of the deposit has been returned.”