Promoters at Dream Team Entertainment LLC sued the Dreams hitmaker last year (14), claiming he accepted a $35,000 deposit to entertain guests at the annual Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville, Kentucky that May (14), but reportedly threatened to axe his set on the morning of the event unless he was promoted to headliner.

The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, subsequently failed to show and did not return the deposit or pay the $30,000 (£20,000) cancellation fee, prompting promoters to file suit, seeking more than $75,000 (£50,000) in damages.

In October (15), the plaintiffs filed a request for a $525,000 (£350,000) default judgment for losses and money spent in promotions, claiming they served the 36 year old with legal papers in January (15), but he has refused to attend any hearings.

Last week (ends18Dec15), a judge ruled in the promoters' favour, but only awarded them $35,000, ruling they did not provide enough evidence to show $525,000 in damages, according to