Lil Jon isn’t feeling love or relationship from Live Nation, which he declares is utilizing his tune title, “Lovers & Friends,” for a festival he’s not even playing — so, now the King of Crunk’s threatening a lawsuit.
TMZ Hip Hop acquired a copy of the letter Jon’s group fired off Monday to the concert-promoting corporation … detailing his efforts to reach a monetary contract over the extremely popular Las Vegas festival.
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Jon states he and Live Nation started talks back in May 2022 through among his attorneys, Doug Davis, and presumed Live Nation would do the best thing. We’re informed he didn’t wish to press too difficult due to the fact that he was concentrated on making sure in 2015’s festival — headlined by Jon, Usher and Ludacris — was a success.
Now it’s a year later on, and Usher just recently revealed the lineup for this year’s lineup — boasting megastars Chris Brown, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Nelly … however no Lil Jon!!!
In the letter, Jon’s powerhouse lawyer Ed McPherson compares placing on a “Lovers & Friends” fest without Jon … to having a “Don’t Stop Believin'” festival without Journey, or a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” festival without Jimmy Buffett.
It’s an apparent effort to put the disagreement in terms Live Nation’s lawyers will comprehend.
Sources linked to Jon inform us he’s been wishing to prevent lawsuits, and for months, tried to reach a settlement.
For the record, Jon easily confesses his “Lovers & Friends” — from his 2004 “Crunk Juice” album — is a cover of Michael Sterling‘s 1991 tune, however insists his variation is the one that ended up being “omnipresent in the Black community” … a lot so, Live Nation’s slapped the name on its festival.
Bottom line … Lil Jon thinks they owe him huge, due to the fact that Live Nation’s trading off his effort to produce such a long lasting hit.
We’ve connected to Live Nation for their side of the disagreement. No word back yet.