Lil Scrappy’s ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Checks To Be Garnished Until $100K Debt Is Satisfied
Whatever rapper-turned-reality star Lil Scrappy planned on using his forthcoming Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta checks for may have to take a back seat because he more than likely won’t be seeing a lot of the money he earns this season, TMZ reports.
Three years ago Darryl Richardson aka Lil Scrappy lost his legal battle against concert booking company, Heavy Rotation. Georgia courts ordered the rapper to pay the company $72, 218.68. But, according to the company, the “Money in the Bank” rapper never paid up. Growing fed up with Scrappy’s failure to pay what he owes them, Heavy Rotation put in a request with the courts to have large sums of his Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta checks garnished until his debt is satisfied. Unfortunately for Scrappy, the courts have granted the company’s request.
While we don’t know exactly what VH1 pays Scrappy per episode, we do know that he has quite a bit of catching up to do as far as repaying his debt goes. The original tab of $72k has swelled to a whopping $108, 510.38 with interest and attorney’s fees included.
Hopefully the self-proclaimed “prince of the south” has a decent number of shows scheduled and new music lined up, otherwise he could be facing a fairly rough road ahead.
Interestingly, Scrappy isn’t the first rapper that Heavy Rotation has taken to court. According to Hip Hop Wired, the promotions company has also sued DMX over business agreements and lost revenue after the rapper failed to attend scheduled shows, but they eventually dropped the case. Unfortunately, Scrappy doesn’t appear to have had X’s luck.
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