Saturday, June 19, 2021

Pitbull Dragged Into Akon’s Legal Battle Over Music Video

Akon & Pitbull
Akon & Pitbull

*Pitbull has been dragged into the $300K legal battle between Akon and an Egyptian singer over him not showing up to film a music video, and now the singer is preparing to call the rapper to court, theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports.

Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny filed a federal lawsuit against Akon earlier this year, claiming he paid $300K to Akon to have both him and Pitbull feature on his new song along with appear in his music video.

He explained that the song was delivered with both artists, but when it came time for the video Pitbull never showed up. Hosny said he spent hundreds of thousands on the music video but Akon failed to hold up his promise to secure Pitbull for the shoot.

Akon fired back at the allegations, explaining that he never had a written contract with Hosny – only a verbal agreement. He also says that he was never paid $300K for the agreement and bank records show he only received a total of $145K. He demanded Hosny’s lawsuit be thrown out, but a judge shot down Akon’s motion to dismiss the legal battle.

On June 1st, Hosny filed court documents listing the names of those he intends to call upon in court to give statements. According to the filing, he lists Pitbull as one of the people he plans on having come to the courtroom and be forced to answer questions about what exactly Akon told him was the deal for the song/music video.

Pitbull – who is not being sued by Hosny – has been dragged into this legal battle, despite never having signed any contracts or agreements with either Akon or the Egyptian singer.

In related news, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez appear in the latest music video from Prince Royce called “Back It Up.”  The trio performed the song on the “American Idol” finale last month. It has since topped the iTunes Latino chart and continues to climb the pop charts.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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