Popular personality DJ Vlad has filed a $4 million dollar assault and battery lawsuit against rapper Rick Ross, stemming from an altercation at the Ozone Awards (August 10).
In federal documents filed yesterday in NY District Court, DJ Vlad, born Vlad Lyubovny, alleges that with calculated planning, Rick Ross lured DJ Vlad to a meeting for the purpose of obtaining retribution.
At that meeting, Rick Ross entourage of thugs carried out Rick Ross wishes in his presence and severely beat DJ Vlad causing permanent bodily injury.
According to Vlad, the beating was due to his coverage on Vladtv.com of reports that Ross previously worked as a correction officer.
The attack has left Vlad with 7 stitches below the eye, three fractures to the face, a corneal abrasion and possible permanent nerve damage.
The court documents also claim that Ross sent text messages to Vlad that preceded that attack.
N*ggas will learn trillaaa, Ross is alleged to have sent to Vlad. Im hearing things about me on your website. We gonna make a story. We gonna see each other. We going to talk. Where are you?
In the lawsuit, DJ Vlad states he thought the purpose of the meeting was to give Ross the chance to tell his side in an exclusive story.
After a brief conversation, Vlad charges that the Miami rapper bluntly stated we got beef and Ross accomplices, who had surrounded DJ Vlad while he spoke with Ross, proceeded to strike and beat DJ Vlad in Ross presence and without any protest on Ross part.
Rick Ross latest album Trilla was released in March and has sold over 600,000 copies.
DJ Vlad currently runs the news site Vladtv.com out of New York City which provides interviews and information on Hip-Hop artists.
At press time Rick Ross could not be reached for comment on the lawsuit, which seeks $2 million dollars in punitive damages and and $2 million in compensatory damages.
DJ Vlad is wrapping up an episode of American Gangster about Mac Dre and the notorious Romper Room Gang.