Beat FM Boss, Chris Ubosi has allegedly been scammed after paying a $160,000 advance while trying to bring Rihanna into Nigeria for a concert back in May 2013 which was scheduled to hold at the Eko Hotel in Lagos but never happened.
Ubosi filed a law suit in a Manhattan Supreme Court against Rihanna and Jay Z – her record label’s owner, claiming they received payment for a concert without RiRi showing up.
Ubosi said he paid $160,000 in three installments after two individuals who claimed to be representatives of the Work singer, Jay Z and Roc Nation made a deal with him to bring the Caribbean singer into the country.
The Beat FM director also promised to complete the total money in tune to the sum of $425,000 for a 65-minute performance by Rihanna at Eko Hotel, Lagos.
The suit claimed the individuals later changed the date of the concert to July but Ubosi said he would agree on the new date only if Rihanna announced the change of date on her social media platform which never happened so he pulled the plug on the show and ‘demanded the full and prompt return of their money’ which he never received.
Rihanna, Jay Z and Roc Nation who have said Ubosi fell victim to scam as they had nothing to do with the deal or any of the individuals involved have been named as defendants as Ubosi intends to got to court and get his money back.
A spokesperson for Roc Nation disclosed to TMZ, “Rihanna, Roc Nation nor anyone associated personally or professionally with either party was in contact with this person. Unfortunately this person was scammed. Rihanna nor Roc Nation collected any money for this event.”
Rihanna is currently on her Anti World Tour promoting her eighth studio album which she released exclusively to Tidal on January 28.