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Rapper Accused of Diva Antics at the Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CN) - Unhappy that he could not headline the 2014 Kentucky Derby, rapper Game bailed on his performance, a promoter claims in Federal Court.

Dream Team Entertainment LLC filed suit Friday against Fifth Amendment Entertainment, Jayceon "the Game" Taylor and Cash Jones.

The seven-page complaint says the rapper signed the contract on April 11, 2014, and was wired a $35,000 deposit to perform at the annual Kentucky Derby Festival on May 2.

Dream Team claims it received a call from Cash Jones on the day of the performance, saying "that the Game would not be performing unless he was headlining the event."

"Following multiple discussions defendant, Cash Jones made an eleventh-hour determination that the Game would not travel to Louisville and would not perform at the event," the complaint continues.

After refusing to perform at the show, the Game never returned the deposit or paid the $30,000 cancellation fee, Dream Team says.

The promoter seeks more than $75,000 in damages for breach of contract and conversion.

One of the other half-dozen lawsuits the Game has faced at least six since 2012 says he falsely accused a babysitter of touching children inappropriately.

Another says he skipped out on two 2012 concerts in the Middle East.

The Game meanwhile has accused several record companies - including Aftermath Records and Interscope Records - of withholding royalties.

In 2005, the rapper was arrested for disorderly conduct after one of his entourage and a mall security guard allegedly came to blows.

Police involved in the incident eventually sued the Game for slander and libel, but their claims were dismissed .

Dream Team Entertainment is represented by Kimberly Bunton of Louisville

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