Fans of Lil’
Jon in Fargo, North Dakota, were duped out of a concert and money after a man
falsely represented the rapper and promoted a phony concert.
Fargo police are
investigating a man they believe is responsible for the hustle, who called himself
“Peter Schwartz” and billed himself as Lil’ Jon’s promoter.
Police said fans
purchased worthless tickets for $20 and $25 in advance, for a show at a local
nightclub named Playmakers.
that the man got away with over $12,000 in cash. Others who helped sell the
tickets said that the scam artist was a seasoned veteran, who even arrived in
a white limousine to collect the ticket revenue.
the ticket proceeds, the man phoned the club and told them Lil' Jon and the
Eastside Boyz were stuck in an Omaha, Nebraska airport because the rapper didn’t
have a picture ID.
The rapper was
in Omaha that night performing at the Qwest Center, but the next day he traveled
to a concert in Denver, Colorado.
Lil’ Jon said the situation happens all the time.