Rapper Bryan 'Baby' Williams has been caught up in a legal battle over an allegedly bogus concert deal in Las Vegas.
Lil Wayne's mentor, also known as Birdman, was reportedly booked by promoter Lana Fuchs and her company Billionaire Mafia Llc to play at Sin City's Club Eve on Wednesday (17Aug11).
Fuchs claims she negotiated the deal with lawyer Philip Brutus, who said he represented Williams and rap sensation Nicki Minaj. She handed over $50,000 (£31,250) as an advance and was due to pay an additional $25,000 (£15,625) following the gig after receiving a contract thought to have been signed by the hip-hop mogul.
But Williams insists he did not agree to the show and dismissed Brutus' claim that he was the star's attorney. The planned concert did not go ahead and now Fuchs has filed suit in a Las Vegas court.
The legal papers read: "Birdman had stated that he never signed the agreement in question, but it appears that his signature on the agreement appeared to be not Birdman's, but forged signatures."
Fuchs has named both Brutus and Williams in the lawsuit, despite the rapper denying his involvement in the deal.
She is suing for $75,000 (£46,875) in damages, in addition to lost profits and other compensation, reports AllHipHop.com.
Williams isn't the first artist connected to Cash Money Records to be targeted by bogus promoters - Wayne, Drake and Minaj have all been forced to distance themselves from false claims of representation.
Johnny Depp has described the time his daughter was admitted to hospital in Britain...
The Californian rockers were defiant in their intention to play the venue once again.
Cancer's a terrible thing, and even the stars aren't immune.
Some films perform below expectations when it comes to the box offices; some movies flop...
Daniel Radcliffe may have left his hugely famous role as Harry Potter behind a long time ago...
The 'Sorry' hitmaker stepped out at the American Music Awards earlier this month wearing...
Falling For You is the new single from German house producer Teenage Mutants, the track features vocals from Brit Laura Welsh.