Rapper Prodigy has launched a breach of contract lawsuit against bosses at United Talent Agency (UTA).
The Mobb Deep star claims executives at the company have failed to provide booking services for his live performances, according to Billboard.com.
In the lawsuit, Prodigy, real name Albert Johnson, alleges a performance at the Larry Flynt Hustler Club was booked last year (15) and subsequently cancelled by UTA agent Jesse Rosoff. Johnson was reportedly paid $1,250 (GBP875) of his $10,000 (GBP7,000) performance fee for the show and after the cancellation Prodigy's attorney sent bosses at the club and Rosoff a letter requesting the remaining $8,750 (GBP6,125) fee.
"Subsequent to the demand letter, Rosoff began pressuring Johnson to recant his demand for payment and agree not to pursue any claim against Hustler or his agent," the suit, which became public on Monday (04Apr15), reads.
In November (15), Rosoff reportedly dropped Mobb Deep as a client after allegedly failing to book them any gigs after April, 2015.
The band is suing for breach of contract, negligence, and negligent misrepresentation, and is seeking damages and attorney fees.