Rap Group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Sued By Jazz of Tacoma
Three members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have been named as codefendants in a lawsuit filed in Tacoma, Washington last month.
Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone and Wishbone are accused of breaching their contract with a Tacoma basketball team by failing to appear for a scheduled performance.
In a lawsuit filed on behalf of The Jazz of Tacoma, attorney David P. Butler alleges that Bone Thugs-N-Harmony entered into an agreement with the Jazz to perform at a location to be determined the plaintiff.
Upon signing the contract on April 13, 2007, the defendant forwarded an advance payment to the group.
However on the date of the performance, which was not provided in the lawsuit, the rappers failed to appear.
The plaintiff alleges further that no contact was made to cancel or reschedule the performance.
Since the breach, the lawsuit goes on to say, several attempts have been made to rectify the situation, to no avail.
As a result, the Jazz of Tacoma are seeking compensation of $280,000 as well as attorney fees and declarative and injunctive relief.
Also named as defendants in the suit are DJ Ice, who tours with the group, and the Los Angeles-based Adler Booking Agency. Earlier this year, Krayzie, Layzie and Wish reunited with Flesh-n-Bone, who was released from prison on July 13.
The multi-platinum group is currently working on a reunion album titled Uni5, which is set to hit stores on June 30 of next year.
They have invited fans to participate in the project by leaving messages on an open line, which will be sampled at random on the song Thugs n Blood.