Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (Daniel Hernandez) has been sued for $2.2 million for breach of contract by California-based clothing brand, Fashion Nova Inc.
According to the suit, which also names Florida-based MTA Booking and others as defendants, the rapper (who is currently in prison) was paid a $225,000 advance to promote the brand on Instagram, which the company says he didn’t end up doing.
As reported by Law360, the claim, filed in California state court, alleges that it entered into a relationship with the defendants in October 2018 after they “sought out an agreement with Fashion Nova” and “engaged in discussions to work in unison to bolster” their reputations via joint social media posts.
The suit then alleges that 6ix9ine et al “had premeditated discussions to conspire against Fashion Nova, by inducing Fashion Nova to enter into a prepaid agreement advancing significant funds to MTA Defendants in the amount of $225,000”.
Added the company in its complaint: “The sly deceit and sharp tactics were principally led by MTA defendants, however, each defendant played an equally deceitful role in the conspiracy to defraud Fashion Nova.”
Fashion Nova argues that 6ix9ine never intended to hold up his end of the deal, and that he distributed the advance amongst the other defendants “before finding himself incarcerated only two weeks later”.
Tekashi 6ix9ine originally faced a 37 year sentence on racketeering and other charges, which was reduced in December to two years.
“The Financial detriment is irreparable and has already cost Fashion Nova millions of dollars,” continued to the claim.
“Accordingly, Fashion Nova brings this suit to immediately rescind the Service Agreement, to get back its advanced payment, and or compensatory damages and other available legal remedies allowed by law, including attorneys fees and punitive damages.”
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