Rick Ross is allegedly on the run from a big time lawsuit against him brought on by an apparent no-show at a 2012 concert at London’s Wembley Arena. According to British promoter Christian Ezechie, his company, Executive Decision, has been trying to track down Rozay after it booked him and MMG acts Wale, Meek Mill, and Omarion after they pocketed $200,000 from a deposit and bailed on the show. Ezechie has claimed that Rick Ross and Co. have been ducking court papers for the past six months and the concert promoter has, “been unable to locate the defendants.”
According to the New York Post, Rozay has gone through elaborate measures to duck Ezechie and his lawyer:
“During the promoter’s attempts to find Ross, a registered address for Rick Ross Touring in Miami turned out to be ‘a UPS store,’ lawyers for Ezechie claim. A process server sent to Ross’ Miami home this week was told by a man inside, ‘I don’t know,’ when asked how to rech him. And at Ross’ gigs, ‘process servers are hesitant to serve him while he is surrounded by security guards,’ papers claim. Ironically, Ross is a former correctional officer.”
Ezechie has said that he’s promoted overseas shows for Usher, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot, but that, “the Rick Ross Maybach Music tour was the biggest we have carried out.” Ezechie is showing no signs of giving up on getting his money back and his lawyer, Robert Hantman, has said, “We are prepared to track him to the ends of the earth.”
Rozay is running out of time. A judge ruled that if the superstar rapper and his associates can’t be located before a June 4 hearing, Hantman can file a motion for “alternative service,” which means he can post a notice in an newspaper, for example.
This is not the only lawsuit Ross is involved in. The Miami MC is also being sued by a photographer for allegedly stealing pics and is suing pop group LMFAO for copyright infringement. Ross’ camp has not commented on any of these cases.