US rap star Rick Ross abruptly canceled his performance at the annual Calabar festival which was scheduled for Dec 28th, 2011. Fellow Miami-based artist Sean Kingston has already performed at the festival on Dec 16th.
His reps said it had to do with “unfulfilled contractual obligations” as opposed to speculations that it was for health reasons.
“Rick was very excited to attend this event as it is the biggest festival in Nigeria and he is quite disappointed that he will not be performing,” a rep for Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com.
In response, the Cross River State government have stated that they intend to sue the rapper for breach of contract. It was also made known that the rapper had confirmed receipt of his performance fee in total.
“Currently, Cross River State and its agents have retained counsel in the United States to pursue their legal and monetary remedies against the artist.”