Duke University Accuses T.I. of Breach of Contract, Considers Legal Action

ti.jpgStudents and members of the Duke University Union were less than pleased with T.I.’s late arrival and abrupt departure from the school’s Cameron Rocks! concert this past Saturday night (April 7). According to Duke’s The Chronicle, the Atlanta rapper kept eager audience members waiting, then ended his performance after only 40 minutes. DUU President Katelyn Donnelly, a junior at the school, says that the terms of his contract required him to perform for at least 60 minutes. Although Duke’s Office of Student Activities and Facilities paid Tip his full $70,000 fee, DUU Executive Vice-President Lauren Maisel claims that she specifically asked them not to pay the entire amount. “As far as OSAF is structured, that was what they were supposed to do,” Maisel said. “We are trying to figure out how to get legally reimbursed and what sort of recourse options we have. A lot of explanatory work will go about later this week.” Nearly 3000 spectators showed up for the event, and students traveled to Duke’s Durham, NC campus from as far away as Georgia to see T.I.’s set.

  • dubbbbbz

    damn….He should have just performed those last 20 minutes..now he might be short 70 grand

  • GANGSTA NIGERIAN

    DAMN NIGGA, U RIPPING NIGGAS OFF SHOW MONEY NOW. WHEN I SAW YOU IN ATL I SHOULD HAVE ROBBED UR ASS.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Vellejo Jigga

    1st Bitches…Mayn don’t cheat the very hands that feed you…it’s us who’s buying ur CDs, oh I mean downloading ur muziq…HAHAHA (Mike Jones Laugh)!!!!!

  • EReal

    He should just give back 20K. Fuck a Lawsuit.
    He was late because he was eating at P.F. Changs, WTF is up with that.

    Prick ass nukka, dont get a big head, you’ll end up like 50. Hated on mostly. lol.

  • Jbo

    THIS DUDE SAID YOU GOT TO BE A LOYAL AND HUMBLE KING.WELL LIVE UP TO YOUR WORDD HOMMIE.HERE ARE THE KINGS OF THE SOUTH UGK,SCARFACE,36MAFIA,EIGHTBALL MJG,LUDACRIS,UNCLE LUKE AND OUTKAST

  • http://www.oopf.org Dear LORD baby Jesus!!!

    Man, this cat is wildin’ out. Charge $70,000 and then only do a 40 min show. Black Eyed Peas come to my university for like $45,000 and I’ll be the first to admit, PUT ON ONE HELL OF A SHOW…. I ain’t pay, but I sure did get my money’s worth…. YAAAA MEAN

  • lexx ruga

    let me find out this niggaz head is gettin big!!
    he knows damn well his body aint big enuff to hold that kinda weight!!

  • stoneyisland

    Niggas dont respect their craft or the rap game anymore. THATS why hip hop is dead. Pure and simple

  • Quint

    Who blames T.I.P. for Ripping Duke Uni off when they let their Athlete’s rape poor black woman get the fuck outta here Duke……………

  • Quint

    U niggas killin yaself Hip-Hop Dead as Hell In New York and the rest of the East coast u niggas can’t rap anymore all that effortless time spending on battle rappin fuked u niggas up. We party like a motherfucker down here in Atlanta it’s very well alive down here come visit and stop hatin hater………

  • Stuckfresh

    Fuck it! 40 mins is the same as 60 mins! Get your money tip!

  • Stuckfresh

    Fuck it! 40 mins is the same as 60 mins! Get your money tip!

  • ro

    oh well it partly they fault for paying him in full i bet if they would have giving him half up front and the other half after he performed they wouldnt have had that problem but besides all of thats he is the best fuck the rest until me and my niggas drop 100

  • onysik22

    Okay, 40 minutes is definitely NOT the same as 60. If you fucked your girl for 40 mins, she would definitely not be as happy as if you went the full hour, for example.

    Living in this area, I find it hilarious that TI was eating at PF Chang’s and that’s why he was late. That place is the bomb. I go for UNC though, so :P Duke. You got fucked in the ass by TI. HAHAHA.

    As far as Duke complaining, what the hell are they thinking? They already missed their chance to pay him less because of contract breach.

    I don’t think it’s very classy or the right thing to do for TI to not follow through, but if you let celebs get away with this kind of shit, they’ll keep doing it.

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  • STAN d up guy

    FUCK ALL THIS BITCH NIGGAS COMPLAINING ABOUT SPENDING 40 MIN WITH …THE PRIVILLAGE IS JUST TO HEAR 1 TRACK…IF U GOT A PROBLEM CUM ALL THE WAY 2 AFRICA (RSA CODE 0002 PTA) BITCHES I PROMISE 2 THE DEVIL TO ROB U IN 40 SECONDS AND TO SEND UR SKULL HOME ..GANGSTA NIGERIA FUCK U CALL ME IF U IN SOUTH AFRICA ..LETS HOPE U HAVE A BULLETPROOF ON YA HEAD …SEND ME T.I DETAILS TELL HIM BY THE TIME HE GETS TO AFRICA HE WILL BE INSURED BY THE SILENT …DETAILS CEL 27728005254