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(AllHipHop News) Today (Jan. 9), Percy "Master P" Miller, explained the details surrounding the cancellation of a New Years Eve appearance in Dubai, UAE. "I love my fans in Dubai, they have been loyal to me and No Limit," said Master P, but declares that, "breach of contract," is a reason why he didn't visit Dubai for New Years Eve.
The family focused entrepreneur insists, “I normally don’t do shows on New Years, I’m with my family." The opportunity to perform in Dubai on New Years Eve was pitched to P by a long-time associate. Eventually Master P was persuaded to do the show. For a time, P worked with a Dubai-based promoter. The promoter also wanted to add Snoop Dogg to the bill. The music mogul then agreed to reach out to the Doggfather's camp.
"I talked to Snoop personally, and he said that he was booked for New Years in Las Vegas. My team reached out to Snoop’s management and tried to find other dates but they were not interested, which I informed the promoter," said Master P. On Dec. 4, Master P received a surprising text message from Snoop's management team. Due to its content it instantly alarmed the veteran businessman. It contained a picture of a flier purporting that both he and Snoop were performing in Dubai on NYE.
The shrewd executive expressed, "I immediately contacted the promoter in Dubai and demanded a cease and desist on the unlawful use of Snoop’s name and likeness. I told the promoter that this was a total breach of contract and that we would handle this matter according to U.S. contractual laws. I informed the promoter that I would not be coming to Dubai for New Years due to the breach of contract."
The promoter informed Master P that the scheduled show would continue with the international artists that were slated to perform. Get this -- that same promoter then requested assistance from P to secure an American artist for the line-up. "He begged if I could reach out to Rihanna, Pharrell, or Flo Rida, which I did out of good faith but that didn’t work out either," said Master P, "Flo Rida’s management team told me that the Dubai promoter only sent them part of the deposit and two days before the show." The Dubai promoter emailed them a cancellation notice of the show due to death in the family.
Disappointed that he didn't get to perform for his supportive Dubai fans, Master P, closed with the following statement. "My advice to any artist performing internationally, get your total fee upfront. We have forwarded all adequate information to U.S. intelligence to assure International security. My attorneys are prepared to handle any legal matters and disputes that may arise out of this. As a business man, my intentions always are to do good business locally or internationally."