Duke University Won’t Sue T.I. Over Concert

tip.jpgDuke University has decided not to sue rapper T.I. over his early departure from the school’s Cameron Rocks! concert on April 7. According to Duke’s The Chronicle, student union President Katelyn Donnelly met with Office of Student Activities and Facilities Director Chris Roby in the days following the incident to discuss a course of action. At the meeting, the two parties decided that the expense of a lawsuit would possibly exceed any compensation the school might be awarded. Additionally, there is a concern that litigating with Tip’s powerful management firm, the William Morris Agency, could impede the school’s ability to book quality acts in the future. Instead, the school will express its displeasure to T.I.’s representatives, and reevaluate how it negotiates with entertainers in the future. Although she agreed with the decision, Donnelly told The Chronicle she’s still unhappy with the outcome. “I feel that T.I. really disrespected us, our time and our money,” she said. “I’m just as angry as they are and wanted something to be resolved from this.” On the night of the show, T.I. arrived at the venue late and then left the stage after performing for only 40 minutes, despite a stipulation in his contract that he would perform for at least 60 minutes.

  • whitecastle614

    uno

  • ak47

    >At the meeting, the two parties decided that the expense of a lawsuit would possibly exceed any compensation the school might be awarded.

    lmao. translation: we didn’t think this through and now we’re going to back out of a lawsuit that we started because we’re afraid of T.I’s lawyers. we still hate you though, T.I.

  • http://www.myspace.com/twerkolator twerkolator

    ^did you not read the title of the post?

    first of all, they never started a lawsuit. they were CONSIDERING filing a lawsuit. secondly, i highly doubt if duke university is afraid of TI’s laywers (hell, TI’s lawyers probably graduated from duke’s law school). duke university has more money than TI will ever see in his lifetime.

    the point is, if they only paid TI 70k to perform, and the lawsuit would end up costing more than that, why even bother. makes perfect sense to me.

    i can understand duke not wanting to ruffle the william morris agency’s feathers. they represent many high profile acts from all genres of music.

    if anything, TI should go back to duke and give the students a show worth their money. duke students buy albums too.

    step your translation game (i.e. reading comprehension skills) up.

  • ak47

    >Additionally, there is a concern that litigating with Tip’s powerful management firm, the William Morris Agency, could impede the school’s ability to book quality acts in the future. Instead, the school will express its displeasure to T.I.’s representatives, and reevaluate how it negotiates with entertainers in the future.

    can u read homie??

  • Justin Roberts

    ak-47 is a fuckin fagggggggggggg.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com truekrazy

    hahah they got scared and baked out of the lawsuit thats sum funny shit

  • http://www.myspace.com/twerkolator twerkolator

    the point is they’re not “afraid of TI’s lawyers” as you say, it just doesn’t make sense to pursue the law suit.

    at any rate, your “translation” was stupid. who asked you to translate anyway? it’s not like the post was written in swahili…

  • PUP

    they just want money damn how long a perfoemance gotta be at a damn school

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  • ak47

    twerk, how bout you do both of us a favor a get off my nutz.

  • Quint

    DAMN THAT LIL NIGGA IS POWERFUL LOOK AT WHAT HE DID TOO FLIP DUKE DON”T WANT NO PARTS OF THAT!!!!!!!!!! lol.

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  • jfoxgotraps

    what did he do to flip? Flip got more money than that chump.