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Rick Ross Facing Lawsuit by Nigerian Government Over Cancelled Show

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Although Rick Ross‘ forthcoming album is titled ‘God Forgives, I Don’t,’ the Nigerian government may not be so forgiving of his recent no-show. The Miami rapper is being sued for abruptly canceling his concert performance in Nigeria at the last minute.

According to Information Nigeria, the Cross River State Government has hired lawyers in the United States so they can retrieve monies that were lost due to the Ross’ cancellation. The ‘Lord Knows’ rapper was the headliner for West Africa’s annual Calabar Christmas festival, which took place on Wednesday night (Dec. 28). On Monday (Dec. 26), a rep for Ross announced that the rapper couldn’t perform due to “unfulfilled contractual obligations.” “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,” said the rep.

The Nigerian government isn’t buying Ross’ excuse, especially since he purportedly received a check for his appearance. “Please be informed that Rick Ross has cancelled his performance at Calabar Festival after accepting full performance fee,” concert officials told Information Nigeria.

It’s kind of odd that Ross would leave his fans in Africa hanging like that, especially, since he was just in the country not too long ago. His trip to the Motherland was so wonderful that it invigorated the Bawse to record new music for his upcoming mixtape ‘Rich Forever.’ “South Africa was beautiful. Wrote an album worth of material there…my view was priceless,” he tweeted.

Rick Ross and his attorneys have yet to respond to Nigeria’s pending legal action. We hope Ross can get this matter rectified as soon as possible.

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