Flo Rida has been served legal papers by an Australian music festival promoter through Facebook.
In March, the NSW District Court in Australia imposed a freeze on assets that the rapper has in the country. Since Flo has yet to respond, the court allowed the claim to be served to him via Facebook rather than in person; this all according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Flo Rida now must respond with a legal defense in the next 28 days and a judgment may be given if he refuses.
“We’ve painted him into a corner, now we’re confident the matter is coming to a close,” said Brett Lean, who runs Australian festival promoter Mothership Music, to the Sydney Morning Herald. “All we’ve ever wanted is an explanation and our money back and an apology.”
According to the publication, the claim seeks damages for breach of contract for his non-appearance at the concert.
The 32-year-old rapper, real name Tramar Dillard, received a $55,000 fee to perform at the Fat as Butter festival last October, but failed to show up, sparking a legal dispute.
“We tried to serve him physically on several occasions when he was out here but he got wise to it pretty quickly,” Lean said. “We couldn’t get near him in the end because he was constantly surrounded by an entourage and security so we looked into ways of serving him via Facebook because he’s very active on social media.”
Flo Rida does have more than 5.9 million likes on his Facebook site. It’s unclear if the summons was sent to Flo Rida as a private message or posted on his wall, but there’s no evidence of any such thing on Flo’s wall.—Jakinder Singh