Yo Gotti Hit With $6.6 Million Default Judgment for Failing to Release Song Collab: Report
Three years after reportedly accepting a guest appearance fee to appear on a song he never released, Yo Gotti is purportedly facing some serious legal repercussions.
According to a report TMZ published on Tuesday evening (May 28), a North Carolina judge has hit the rapper with a $6.6 million default judgment after an artist named Young Fletcher allegedly paid $20,000 for a Gotti song collab that was either never released or was never recorded in the first place. The celebrity news site says Gotti blew off the recording session, but Fletcher is also suing in part because Gotti never released the song, which suggests that the song was made.
It’s also alleged that the Memphis rapper went and recorded a song similar to the one he was making with Young Fletcher before going behind the back of Fletcher’s manager and trying to sign the artist to a $150,000 deal to his record label, CMG.
Last year, Gotti was reportedly served court papers regarding the case while performing onstage but he apparently never responded to the suit. During a recent hearing, the judge allegedly granted a $2.2 million judgment and then tripled the payout because the judge found “willful, unfair and deceptive acts” conducted by Gotti.
Fletcher’s manager, Michael Terry, told TMZ that they are planning to go after Gotti’s Bel-Air mansion, cars and other luxury items in order to collect the money.
This news surfaces nearly two weeks after Yo Gotti had to deal with his tour bus getting shot up on May 15. The bus was hit with multiple bullets after he performed a free concert for fans at the Mercy Lounge venue in Nashville, Tenn. Luckily, neither Yo Gotti or any of his crew members were on the bus at the time of the shooting.
XXL has reached out to Yo Gotti's camp for comment on the alleged $6.6 million judgment.
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