Lil Jon Threatens To Sue Over "Lovers & Friends" Festival: Report

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Lil Jon is apparently unhappy with Live Nation over them using the title of his song for their festival without inviting him to perform.

Live Nation is about to make an enemy out of Lil Jon. He's known for his vivacious personality, noticeable adlibs, and fire productions, but a recent report states Jon isn't happy with the Lovers & Friends Festival promoters. The concert returns in May, and Lil Jon Is upset that the title of his hit track is being used as the festival's name.

It's reported that this week, the rapper's team sent a letter to Live Nation hoping "to reach a financial agreement."

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This allegedly isn't the first time Lil Jon has attempted to converse with Live Nation representatives. His attorney, Doug Davis, is said to have talked with the company back in May 2022. Additionally, it was "assumed" that Live Nation would do right by Lil Jon. Things didn't escalate because he was headlining the festival with several famous friends.

However, this time around, there were many artists asked to once again join the line-up—but Lil Jon was left out. Another of the artist's attorneys compared the situation to having a "Don't Stop Believin'" festival without Journey.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 15: Rapper Lil Jon performs during the 2022 Lovers & Friends music festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
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TMZ also reported that Jon doesn't want to take the promoters to court and hopes that a settlement is reached. Live Nation has yet to react publicly to Lil Jon's warning.


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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.