WHAT?! We thought Cee Lo Green LOVED Christmas!
At least, he sounded like he did with all the badass holiday songs he released this past December! What gives?!
Apparently, however, The Voice judge and his management team were behind on helluva conspiracy theory to snag thousands of dollars from a promotions company by agreeing to series of Christmas concerts that they never planned to actually execute…and are now facing a $14.2 million lawsuit!
WTF?! We know, this one is a little complicated!
So let's break it down for you:
According to Cierra Management Group, the singer's people approached them in November of 2011 with a tour proposal called the "12 Days of Christmas." Cee Lo would be expected to hold a concert on each of those days - however, the deal was that Cierra would front $100,000 for EACH.
Obviously, that was way too much, so Green's team re-assessed and then suggested SIX concerts instead, but that was still too expensive for them!
Finally, Cierra was offered TWO concerts for a total of $243,000…which they decided they could swing, and agreed!
Sweet deal, right?! WRONG!
Because the concerts NEVER happened, and Cierra claims that the whole series of negotiations was "a scheme designed to finagle funding capital for concerts they knew would not manifest!"
SERIOUSLY?! If true, that shiz is TWISTED!
While Cee Lo is specifically not accused of conspiracy, he is still named in the suit for allegedly refusing to perform!
Good LORD! This sounds like such a mess!
And a foolish one, at that! Did these people think they could just pocket the money with no consequence?!
Obviously, this is only one side to the story, but we are more than a little curious to hear how this case develops!
What do U think?? Are Cee Lo's people guilty of CONSPIRACY?!
According to a statement from the singer's publicist:
"When this story came out yesterday, it was the first time that Cee Lo Green and his current management team had even heard about this concert deal. Most importantly, Cee Lo was never compensated or involved. It is unfortunate and ridiculous that Cee Lo Green's name is associated with such an incident as this is not how he handles business."
And there you have it, folks!
Cee Lo ain't no Scrooge! PHEW!
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