UPDATE: Beyonce’s dad Mathew Knowles just put out a statement about the NYC club accusations of Beyonce bailing out on them.
Here’s his statement:
The cancellation of the launch party for Beyonce’s “I AM…” tour, first scheduled for this Saturday at M2, was a result of a breach of contract by the promoter. Beyonce never had a contract with the club itself and no one in her camp dealt directly with the venue. The superstar was never scheduled to perform but was to serve as a co-host and introduce singer/songwriter Solange’s performance. Patrons were falsely promised a performance by Beyonce.
Beyonce is getting sued by a NYC club for backing out of an appearance. According to the NY Post, M2 club owner Joey Morrison is now talking lawsuit against Beyonce. He claims he drew a contract to pay Beyonce $200,000 in order for her to perform at his club tomorrow night. However Beyonce is too busy preparing for her US Tour that kicks off Fathers Day!
This is what he had to tell the New York Post!
“I mean, we sold tables for thousands of dollars for the show, and spent $100,000 renting a soundboard and other equipment as per their stipulations. What good does her showing up for an hour do me? They’ve been totally unwilling to agree to another show.”
“We had an overwhelming response from our clubgoers, who were lining up to buy tickets and tables. This will come as a great disappointment to all of them,” he claims, adding, “If Beyoncé cancels and doesn’t give us a new date, this hurts our credibility in night life.”
Check out Beyonce’s summer look: