B.o.b.'S Manager Pays Disputed Bar Bill
B.O.B.'s manager has stepped in to settle a bar bill after a venue owner in upstate New York accused the rapper of allegedly walking out without paying.
The Airplanes hitmaker, real name Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., and his entourage reportedly visited Level B in Ithaca on Saturday night (17Sep11) following a gig at Cornell University.
However, bar boss Brad Weiss claimed the group left without settling the tab, which included three bottles of $300 (£200) Grey Goose Vodka.
He decided not to take the matter to the authorities, but subsequently expressed his disappointment in the star, telling local newspaper the Cornell Daily Sun, "We decided letting it go was more prudent than calling the authorities or pursuing a possibly costly legal battle."
Now B.O.B's manager, Brian Richardson, has taken care of the costs in a bid to clear the rapper's name.
He says, "I just want to make it right by Level B, and I want the people of Cornell to know that we're a class act."
Weiss adds, "They were really apologetic. High marks to these guys... (They) seemed very concerned about all the bad publicity..."