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