April 11, 2007

Duke U. May Sue T.I. Over Recent Concert Controversy

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Slope Day headliner T.I. has been at the center of controversy this week, facing “possible legal action by the Duke University Union,” according to The Duke Chronicle.
The Chronicle reported that Duke University Union, which organizes activities on campus, had a contract with T.I. to play for at least 60 minutes at Duke’s Cameron Rocks! concert. The rapper reportedly only played for 40 minutes.
The Office of Student Activities and Facilities paid T.I. the full $70,000 compensation for his performance, The Chronicle reported.
“We are trying to figure out how to get legally reimbursed and what sort of recourse options we have,” Union Executive Vice President Lauren Maisel told The Chronicle.
The Chronicle reported “T.I. arrived late and then left abruptly … in order to attend a dinner at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.”
T.I. also failed to attract as many people as last year’s Cameron Rocks! Concert. The previous show had an attendance of more than 5,300, while this year’s event had just over 3,000, according to The Chronicle.
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