The legal battle between Namewee (黃明志) and concert organiser StarPlanet (星艺娱乐) is far from over.
If you recall, the rapper’s “4896 – Final Call” World Tour was scheduled to take place in Bukit Jalil on 31st December 2019. It went ahead as planned but it was managed by another organiser – NSP (Namewee Studio Production) Entertainment.
Yesterday (Monday, 27th July), local dailies reported that the controversial rapper (real name Wee Meng Chee) is being sued for a jaw-dropping RM10 million by StarPlanet. Namewee said that the lawsuit was over a clip that he posted on 14th December 2019 where he blamed StarPlanet for the cancellation.
As a result, numerous fans stormed StarPlanet’s socials and blasted the company for their management in handling the issue. “But I made the comments when I was drunk. It is not wrong,” the 37-year-old was quoted as saying.
When approached by Oriental Daily News, the hip hop recording artist revealed that he doesn’t have that kind of money. “My nett worth does not even reach RM10 million. Furthermore, with the movement control order (MCO), I can’t even perform on stage,” Namewee told the Chinese publication.
StarPlanet is pressing on with the suit, claiming that Namewee had not only tarnished the company’s brand but also defamed managing director Datuk Alan Foo.
Source: Malay Mail.