Snoop Dogg Files Lawsuit Against Pabst Brewing Company

Snoop Dogg has a bone to pick. The Doggfather has filed a lawsuit against Pabst Brewing Company for breaching a contract and interference with contractual relations, according to the The Hollywood Reporter. Pabst brews the beers Colt 45 and Blue Ribbon.

The lawsuit stems from Snoop’s 2011 endorsement deal as the brand ambassador of Blast by Colt 45, a line of fruit-flavored liquors. His stint as brand ambassador was supposed to last from 2011 to 2014. After the deal ended, Pabst was sold to a group of investors in a deal worth almost $700 million. Now Snoop is suing the company claiming that he is owed 10 percent of the sale price based on a “phantom equity clause” in his endorsement contract.

According to the clause, “In the event that the Blast by Colt 45 brand or the entire Colt 45 brand family is sold … during the 3-year Term of the Agreement or within two (2) years following the end of the Term, Consultant [i.e. Mr. Broadus] will receive 10% of the net price of such sale.”

The lawsuit claims that Pabst refuses to give the Bush rapper was he says he is owed.

“Pabst Brewing Company has been under new ownership and new management since November 2014,” said a statement issued by Pabst to The Hollywood Reporter. “We have not been contacted by Snoop Dogg or his representatives about this issue. We are investigating the matter and would be happy to talk to Snoop or his representatives to try to get to the bottom of this.”

 

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