Could it be that Cee Lo and his team made Christmas really sad for one company?
According to TMZ, the answer is yes. Cierra Management Group recently filed a lawsuit against Cee Lo Green’s team of people (no names have been specifically released) alleging that they took money from the management group regarding shows in 2011 that never happened. According to Cierra, they believe Cee Lo was never going to perform.
Cierra says that in November 2011, Cee lo’s team approached them with an idea to do a tour called the “12 Days of Christmas” featuring Cee Lo. The asking price was $100,000 per show; Cierra declined because they could not afford it. His team then came back with a shorter “6 Days of Christmas” tour at the same rate but again, because of price, Cierra declined to make that deal.
However, they say his team came back with yet another deal. This time, they presented a two show deal and Cierra would pay $243,000 for both shows, including expenses. That deal wet Cierra’s whistle and they agreed to those terms.
But the shows never happened and Cierra believes that Cee Lo’s team knew all along it wouldn’t happen. The lawsuit states they believe this was all “a scheme designed to finagle funding capital for concerts they knew would not manifest.”
They are now suing his team for $14.2 million. Talk about wanting to see justice served, right?
While Cee Lo isn’t named in that part of the lawsuit, he is being sued for refusing to perform the shows.
So far, his reps have declined to comment.
Here’s the thing: If any of this is true, you have to wonder if Cee Lo was even aware of this signed contract. Often times, the talent doesn’t know anything about deals being made until they’re absolutely done. It looks like in this case, if true, that Cee Lo may not have known even after the ink dried on the contract.
Cee Lo is pretty well-liked so we’ll keep an eye out on this story to see if it actually holds any water.