(CN) - A booking agent and an Aussie concert promoter owe $300,000 to rapper T-Pain for a string of shows he performed in Australia, according to a federal complaint in Manhattan.
The Grammy-winning rapper agreed to do four shows over two consecutive weekends in the down under venue in exchange for $700,000, according to the lawsuit, which was filed by his loanout company, Nappy Boy Touring.
But booking agent Matthew "Mateo" Rajkumar of American Talent Agency hid the fact that the promoter had not paid him the entire $400,000 deposit it had promised before the rapper flew to Australia, according to the complaint.
Rajkumar allegedly told T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Najm, that $350,000 had already been paid and that the promoter would fork over the $50,000 balance before the last two concerts.
Nappy Boy says Rajkumar was supposed to give him half of the deposit after his first two shows.
But the agent sent only $100,000, and hid the real financial situation in order to trick T-Pain into performing all four concerts, the lawsuit states.
After all four concerts were over, the agent finally confessed that the promoter didn't pay the full amount, according to the complaint.
Nappy Boy Touring demands the remaining $300,000 of the rapper's fee in its lawsuit for breach of contract and fraud.
Nappy Boy is represented by Michael Kramer and Peter Salzler of Michael B. Kramer & Associates in New York.