The Hustlin' hitmaker signed a two-year deal with executives at DGK clothing company and was named the brand's ambassador. According to TMZ.com, Ross was supposed to be paid $10,000 (GBP7,640)-a-month and seven per cent of the company's profits.

However, Ross reportedly stopped receiving payments last year (15) and now claims bosses at the company informed him in November (15) they didn't have the money to pay him.

The 40-year-old is seeking $80,000 (GBP61,000) in back pay.