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Promoter: Pepe Aguilar Es No Bueno

9/12/2008 9:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mexican singing legend Pepe Aguilar is accused of being the bad guy in an old-fashioned standoff after he canceled two concerts minutes before each show.
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The concert promoter who filed the lawsuit minutes ago in L.A. County Superior Court claims he had a two-show deal with Aguilar -- in which he was supposed to pay a hefty deposit before each one of Aguilar's concerts, and the remainder in cash three hours before each show.

Here's where it gets a little shady. The promoter admits he paid the deposit money after the deadline because he was under the impression that the deadline had been waived. Even though he was $100 short of the contracted deposit he owed for concert #1 and $10,000 short of the contracted deposit he owed for concert #2, the promoter claims Aguilar accepted the money and should have started a serious PR campaign to promote the concerts on local radio stations. Of course, the promoter claims Aguilar dropped the ball, and never went on the air.

It gets even shadier -- Aguilar showed up to the first concert in Boise, Id. expecting to get the remaining money for that show -- $40,000 -- in cash. The promoter says he only had $30,000 and blamed his cash shortage on the fact that Aguilar didn't promote the show, thus not selling tickets, thus not making the promoter any money. That's when Aguilar allegedly told the promoter he wasn't going to perform.

The next night, a similar showdown occurred backstage in Salt Lake City, Utah -- again the promoter didn't have enough cash, and again Aguilar refused to perform.

Aguilar eventually wrote an open letter to his fans, skirting the blame for the flaking. Now, the promoter is suing for more than $700,000 claiming the whole thing is Aguilar's fault.

Calls to Aguilar's reps have not yet been returned.
52 COMMENTS

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1.

Whatever    

Pepe is a pathetic weasel! Sticking it to some guy that is booking him in places where people who may never get to see him would at least get a chance. His dad, who died last year, was arguably the biggest Mexican star of all time. Antonio needs to come back and horsewhip his kid's ass for acting this way...

2231 days ago
2.

Spellcheck King    

Who gives a rat's Mexican's Ass!!!!

Primero Amigos!!!

2231 days ago
3.

beachy    

WTF? This is America. Do not put your headlines in Spanish.

2231 days ago
4.

deeey    

Get over it people! You guys are idiots.; If you don't want to see it don't click on it!!!

2231 days ago
5.

frogs and gravel    

Amy Winehouse and him should hook up.

2231 days ago
6.

juanjuari    

If the story is accurate, then the promoter is the one who didn't fulfill his end of the bargain.
I don't blame the artist for not preforming. I can understand the fans are caught in the middle, but this is a business.
If Pepe wanted to give a free concert, that would be different. Sometime we forget artists are business people who have commitments themselves; such as paying band members, managers, etc.

2231 days ago
7.

Shameful    

Pepe is an ass, he'll never by 5% what his dad was. RIP Antonio Aguilar!!!!

2231 days ago
8.

OG    

Leave him alooooone...you bastards! Seriously, he's a good guy. This promoter sounds shady.
Also, if you don't like Pepe, move to Canada! This is our country...

2231 days ago
9.

jr70895    

Just tell me something who in the hell is this guy and who really gives a plate of refried beans about this story!!!!

2231 days ago
10.

Daneen    

Quick someone get Amy Winehouse's promoters on the phone, stat!

2231 days ago
11.

zagalmusic    

Pepe is WAY too full of himself. Not to mention he's filthy rich! No seas codo Pepe. Pagale al guey! (Translate to- Don't be a tight ass Pepe. Pay the the dumb guy!) #7's comment is freakin HALARIOUS!

2231 days ago
12.

yes    

NO good Pepe, the promoter is making an ass out of you. Pepe should get a better promoter.

2231 days ago
13.

ttyl    

"Pepe Aguilar Es No Bueno"

No TMZ its Pepe Aguilar No Es Bueno Duhh you illiterate retards!!

Next time get a translator before you try to go bilingual dummies.

2231 days ago
14.

Cynthia    

2. WTF? This is America. Do not put your headlines in Spanish.



Posted at 9:11PM on Sep 12th 2008 by beachy

Like you said earlier ,,,,,this IS America!! Learn the ^&^%$ language BEATCHY!!

2231 days ago
15.

oprah    

Okay comment #7..if we don't like your freaking mexican music we need to get out? I just don't get it.....you freaking miserable Mexican ass should be the ones getting the hell out of our country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2231 days ago
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