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DMX Botched Comeback Tour

$630K Lawsuit DISMISSED

6/24/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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DMX
just caught a $630,000 break -- TMZ has learned, a booking agency has dismissed its enormous lawsuit against the rapper over a botched 2011 comeback tour.

TMZ broke the story ... an agency called Heavy Rotation sued DMX in March claiming it struck an exclusive year-long deal with DMX in 2011 to book a string of comeback concerts -- but the rapper was a pain in the ass to deal with ... and torpedoed the entire tour.

HR said it lost nearly $750,000 on the deal gone bad.

But the booking agency appears to have had a change of heart -- because HR has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.

It's unclear why -- calls to Heavy Rotation weren't returned -- but either way, it's good news for X.

DMX's Manager Jason Fowler tells TMZ X and his team are very happy that the lawsuit was dismissed.

12 COMMENTS

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SImon    

DMX is a great storyteller classified as a rapper. Although he has experienced troubles, it is because he travels down paths that are filled with dangers... This is an act true storytellers always indulge in.

769 days ago
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SImon    

P.S. From the pot about the kettle

769 days ago
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Gemma    

If you can't READ BETWEEN the lines and assume Heavy Rotation was threatened by DMX thugs with violence to drop the suit then you might be asleep.

769 days ago
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hop on top    

A booking agency can't claim $750,000 in losses because they don't lay out any money. It's concert promoters who lose money when scheduled shows are canceled and they have to eat advertising costs and return ticket money. Booking agencies can only lose a potential commission (usually 10% of artist's guarantee and are paid only when the shows happen) and it is very difficult to sue for POTENTIAL profits. That's why they withdrew their lawsuit. Shouldn't have filed one in the first place.

769 days ago
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hop on top    

A booking agency can't claim $750,000 in losses because they don't lay out any money. It's concert promoters who lose money when scheduled shows are canceled and they have to eat advertising costs and return ticket money. Booking agencies can only lose a a potential commission (usually 10% of artist's guarantee and are paid only when the shows happen) and it is very difficult to sue for POTENTIAL profits. That's why they withdrew their lawsuit. Shouldn't have filed one in the first place.

769 days ago
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Truth    

APPEARS DRUGS WERE EXCHANGED... IT IS REPORTED BOTH SIDES ARE HAPPY AND HIGH WITH THE RESULT. #TRUTH!!

769 days ago
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Gemma    

If you can't READ BETWEEN the lines and assume Heavy Rotation was threatened by DMX thugs with violence to drop the suit then you might be asleep.

769 days ago
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dd    

How about the didn't have a case...

769 days ago
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dd    

Keyboard is jacked so excuse the missing letters.

769 days ago
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LasVegasResidency    

TMZ, make it so when someone replies to a comment, the comment author is notified somehow. People are posting some nonsense on this site and they need to be aware of how stupid they look. More than likely the idiots who reply to this will be in that group.

Please tell the site how cool you are.

769 days ago
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latestdiets.net    

all gonna make me lose my mind...up in here, up in here.

769 days ago

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