SMG can’t escape a lawsuit filed by a Louisiana promoter for a 2015 concert cancellation at Baton Rouge’s Raising Cane’s River Center.
State District Judge Chip Moore cited a June 2015 agreement between SMG and Jackson denying the management company’s attempt to be removed from the case dealing with the abrupt cancellation of the 2015 Black and White Affair that was to be hosted by rap artist Boosie BadAzz.
The city-parish, also a defendant in the 2016 suit, cited unspecified security concerns in canceling the annual high-end party just three days before it was scheduled to be promoted by Terral Jackson Jr.’s Perfect 10 Productions.
“Under the clear wording of the Agreement, SMG failed to give any time to Jackson to cure any condition it believed Jackson had failed to adequately perform,” Moore wrote in his ruling.
More than 1,600 tickets had been sold for the 2015 event before it was canceled. SMG cited security concerns for cancelling the show. Boosie BadAzz was acquitted in 2012 in Baton Rouge of orchestrating an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in 2009. He was paroled from the Louisiana State Penitentiary in 2014 after serving more than four years in state custody for drug-related offenses.
Jackson offered to cancel Boosie BadAzz’s appearance at the event, but the offer was rejected, the lawsuit states. Jackson contacted other venues in an effort to relocate the event “to no avail,” the suit says.