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Rapper Trina

Accused of Torpedoing

Missouri Concert

5/23/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rapper Trina allegedly cost a concert promoter THOUSANDS of dollars this month ... after no-showing at a performance in St. Louis ... but Trina insists the promoter's full of crap.

TMZ has obtained several letters sent to Trina's booking agent -- by the promoter's lawyers -- and according to the docs, the rapper was paid $7,000 to perform at a club called Imperial Palace in St. Louis on May 19th.

According to the letters, Trina's team informed the promoter there was a scheduling conflict -- but the rapper never formally canceled in writing, so the promoter went full steam ahead with the event.

Needless to say, May 19th rolled around -- and Trina was nowhere to be seen. 

The promoter tells TMZ, the event went on without Trina -- held as a regular party at the club with DJ music -- but people were pissed ... and several demanded refunds.

Now, the promoter tells us, she's planning to sue Trina for at least $16,000 -- which includes Trina's $7,000 fee, promotional costs, and other damages.

Trina's rep tells TMZ, the rapper did agree to perform the gig -- but cancelled long before the event due to other obligations ... and even tried to return her $7,000 advance. Trina's rep says the promoter refused to accept it.

What's more, Trina's rep believes the promoter falsely advertised the event as a Trina concert, knowing in advance Trina wouldn't be performing. Trina's rep says the rapper is now weighing legal options of her own.

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MrHarrybawls2010    

A story about someone that no one knows and the first 2 comments are very long ads for a dating site and clothing no one will buy. Yep, tmz has jumped the shark and is headed for a giant waterfall.

697 days ago
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MrShamrockshooter    

Who are all these "rappers" that people are 1. willing to pay to see and 2. Their no-show is enough that anyone even cares? Seriously. You guys are just taking random pictures of black people and giving them stupid names trying to make us think that they're actually "somebody."

697 days ago
3.

Jordan    

Trina if you are that big of a star try to hire someone who knows what they are doing and don't give the job to your out of work friends.

697 days ago
4.

steve    

Why is it all these rap crap people never live up to their contracts .... they want the money , they get the money , they spend the money !
But as always they don't want to work for the money or they try to blame it on someone else !

JUST LIKE WHEN THEY GAVE THEM 40 ACERS AND A MULE .... AND THEY STILL WANTED MORE !

697 days ago
5.

John    

Who? Trina? First time I have ever heard of her. TMZ is really scraping the bottom...

697 days ago
6.

Meanie    

Those silly hoodsters.

697 days ago
7.

loulou    

for real, she pulled the same sort of crap at a club i was at. refused to get out of her limo until she was paid an additional 1000 because it was a gay/lesbian bar. then she lip synched the whole time. TRIFLIN!

696 days ago
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Kelly Kelly    

Next time, the promoter should get Lil Kim, since, she ain't doing nothing.

696 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

who or what is this beast

696 days ago
10.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Shouldn't there be a peen in that gaping maw of a mouth? And WTF is a Trina anyway?

696 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

I guess she can make more money hooking than rapping. Let's see at $50.00 a "pop" hmmmmm, let me get the calculator. Hope her stomach wasn't too upset by the end of the line.

696 days ago
12.

Jenn    

She claims she TRIED to cancel the event and return the 7K and the club promoter wouldn't take it? Ha. Ha. Ha. I hope she's got a way to prove that!

696 days ago
13.

O_o    

mmmk and where would i have heard of trina, outside of tmz? can someone actually be famous for being on tmz? ...oh yes. actually, i just remembered "tanning mom." nevermind!

696 days ago
14.

T    

How does no one know who Trina is?!?!??!!

696 days ago
15.

jamesbarbee    

Leave her b

696 days ago
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