Joseph Edgar Forman, more commonly known as the rapper Afroman, was sued Wednesday by The Patio at the Continent located in Worthington, Ohio.
Afroman allegedly forgot to appear at the concert scheduled for April 9, according to the press release.
The Patio had a contract with Afroman’s manager and paid a $1,000 deposit to have him perform. Pettry and Wallace Entertainment, LLC is the owner of The Patio and is looking for compensation of the deposit, promotion expense, lost profits and cost of ticket refunds, according to the press release.
Alex Hastie, member of counsel for The Patio, said that it’s possible the mix-up resulted in his manager forgetting about the show and scheduling another one for the same night.
“We found that he had another event planned for the same night,” Hastie said. “Simply looking at Afroman’s Facebook page, his second picture on there is two or three posters for this show here in Columbus. And he still has them up.”
Afroman’s contact, Jeff Foreman, could not be reached because his phone number was disconnected.
Afroman was sued on 4/20, an unofficial holiday that celebrates marijuana use. The rapper performed the 2001 hit song, “Because I Got High.”
Matt Crumpton, one of the attorneys representing The Patio, said they’re suing Afroman on 4/20 “because he got high.”
Patrick Hintersheid, bar manager at The Patio, refused to comment on the lawsuit.