Rapper Flo Rida has been ordered to pay more than $80,000 (Gbp50,000) to an Australian promoter after failing to honour a concert commitment there last year (11).
The Right Round hitmaker, born Tramar Dillard, was due to perform at the Fat as Butter music festival in Newcastle in October (11) but he pulled out at the last minute, citing "unforeseen circumstances".
Mothership Music concert promoter Brent Lean launched a legal battle against the hip-hop star in a bid to recoup the firm's lost funds, alleging the company splashed out $50,000 (Gbp31,250) to guarantee the rap star's appearance, according to Tmz.com.
And on Friday (13Apr12) New South Wales Judge Judith Gibson ruled against Flo Rida, and insisted he should pay $82,540 (Gbp51,588) in damages.