Here’s a weird one for you: Kendrick Lamar and his management are being sued by a fan because of a canceled meet and greet.
The woman, Dallas area resident Whitney Larkins, alleges that Kendrick’s manager, Dave Free, attempted to swindle her out of $10,000. According to Larkins, she paid $350 for a meet and greet ticket to K’ Dot’s Kunta’s Groove Sessions, which took place in late October. The instructions on the ticket said that more info on the meet and greet would be given a week before the show. The week of the show came and Larkins said she hadn’t heard anything so she contacted Kendrick’s camp and requested to speak with the rapper for three minutes in addition to the meet- and greet.
That is when Free allegedly agreed to let Larkins meet the Grammy-nominated rapper … for the price of $10,000.
Some back and forth emails happened between Free and Larkins that ultimately culminated in Free banning Larkins from not only the meet and greet, but from the show as well.
Larkins is seeking $1 million in damages for “emotional distress, humiliation, immense disappointment and heartache”.
The suit, which names Lamar, Free, and Top Dawg Entertainment reads in part:
“As a direct and proximate result of Defendant’s illegal, immoral, unethical, shady and downright DIRTY dealings, the Plaintiff in the above-styled action has been subjected to substantial pain and suffering, emotional distress, humiliation, immense disappointment and heartache since she loves Kendrick Lamar and recognizes him as having a rare talent in the hip-hop game which is on par with music icon/revolutionary Tupac A. Shakur. The Defendant is the reason why the Plaintiff was unable to meet Kendrick Lamar whom she holds in the highest regard due to his talent and genuine love for common people.”
Thus far, no one from Lamar’s camp has issued a statement on the lawsuit.