According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a complaint was filed on behalf of concert promoters who claim that the Philadelphia-bred artist costed marketers close to $600,000 after he canceled a concert in Arizona. Per the document, the lawsuit is being handled by the Fulton County Superior Court due to the fact Uzi listed his place of business as Means Street Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition, it is reported that the rapper—whose real name is Symere Woods—lives in nearby DeKalb County, Georgia. The unnamed company claims that Uzi breached the contract by failing to appear at a show scheduled for Oct. 2018. Neither Woods nor the Means Street Studios has issued a response to the case.
The suit comes during a tumultuous time for the rapper. It adds to the already mounting legal issues Woods has to climb in order to release his highly anticipated album. For months, Uzi has alluded to "retiring" from music not because he doesn't love rapping, but due to the fact that his label is barring him from releasing his project. He even went as far as to compare the contract he signed to snitching.
"You think I don’t wanna drop music? You just gotta understand when people don’t love you, they’ll hold your life if you sign a motherfuckin'... Hold that shit against you," Uzi said in a now-deleted social media post. "And that go for the streets too. You ain’t supposed to sign no motherfucking paper in the streets because that’s rattin'. So why the fuck I even sign this shit as a deal. Motherfucking set myself up."
Along with his label situation, the new lawsuit is piled on top of the ongoing grapple he is having with the surviving members of the Heaven's Gate religious group who claim that Uzi used their trademarked logo for the cover of his pending album Eternal Atake.