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Missy Elliott

My Lambo is Being

Held Hostage!

7/10/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Missy Elliot
insists ... her brand new Lamborghini is being held captive by an Illinois car dealership -- after she paid handsomely for the luxury vehicle -- and now, she's suing to get her ride.

The rapper filed the lawsuit in Florida against Fox Valley Motor Cars, claiming she entered into an agreement with the dealership last year to buy a 2012 Matte White Lambo Aventador (below, in orange) for $376,000.

According to the lawsuit, Missy -- repped by Singh, Singh & Trauben -- agreed to make a down payment that included $30,000 in cash AND her 2005 Bentley (valued at $85,000). In return, Missy claims the dealership agreed to ship her the Lambo by mid 2012 ... but never did.

Missy says she contacted Fox Valley for an explanation -- and was told the terms of the deal had changed because the market value of the car had risen.

According to the lawsuit, Fox Valley refused to deliver the car for the agreed upon sale price -- and demanded way more money in exchange for the vehicle.

But Missy says that's BS -- and now, she's suing Fox Valley for possession of her Lambo, plus damages resulting from the dealership's breach of contract.

Calls to Fox Valley weren't returned.

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1.

Kelly    

Free Missy's Lambo!

835 days ago
2.

Babydoll0630    

I want one in pink. LOL.

835 days ago
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Olivia    

O the problems of the uber rich

835 days ago
4.

Stiletto    

Let's see...

Tom Cruise is in the headlines

Tom Cruise starred in Rainman

In Rainman, Tom Cruise played a jerk who sold and imported Lambo's that were being held hostage by the EPA

Missy Elliot (where do they get these stupid a$$ names) has a similar problem

Answer? We'll have one as soon as Judge Wapner comes on and hears the case.

835 days ago
5.

PopTart    

I know what she's going through. Yesterday I was at the $.99 cent store and I saw a toilet plunger for .99 cents. Today I went back for it because I needed it and it was $1.29 & they wouldn't give it to me for $.99 cents =/

835 days ago
6.

flubbergast    

did you typo that 30,000 in cash?

shouldn't that be 300,000. else i can do the math. why she doesn't get the car. ;)

835 days ago
7.

campy    

"I gets my milkshakes and a wonk a wonk wonk" I love that song.

835 days ago
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just my opinion    

300,000 to blow on a car...must be nice...either way, the dealership will lose this lawsuit. car dealerships are the shadiest business on earth. brothels have more integrity.

835 days ago
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Bridget    

I saw her in concert once. She jumped off stage and ran up to the nose bleed seats to give out sneakers. In a huge arena, that is no small feat, lol. Hope she gets her car.

835 days ago
10.

Carla628    

Get yours Missy!!

835 days ago
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Truth    

NO BRAINER. SHE WINS IF SHE SIGNED THE PAPERS. METHINKS WHAT HAPPENED WAS THE DEAL WAS IN PLACE. THE DEALER DIDNT HAVE THE LAMBO IN STOCK. THEY MADE THE DEAL BASED ON PRICE OF PREVIOUS SHIPMENT OF LAMBO'S. THEN THE DEALER ASKED FOR NEW SHIPMENT BUT THE PRICE CHANGED. NOW THEY WANT MISSY TO PAY THE DIFFERENCE. THIS F*CKING CRAP HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. THEY GIVE QUOTES, LOCK IN A DEAL AND PRICE CHANGES. THEY MAKE BULLSH*T EXCUSES TO GET MORE CHANGE. ALL IDIOT RETAILERS DO THIS BAIT AND SWITCH SH*T ALL THE TIME. THAT'S WHY YOU ALWAYS ASK IF THE PRODUCT IS IN STOCK BEFORE YOU DEAL. IF NOT THEY WANNA F*CKIN GOUGE YOU. THE BITCH WINS (VERY RARE FOR A RAPPER IN THESE SITUATIONS - GOTTA SAY). #TRUTH!!

835 days ago
12.

Mr pro Dj    

Sigh, I remember the days when you could sell a house, car, whatever to a black celeb for top dollar and make a nice profit,

now they are the cheapest quacks out there, and they wonder why we do not want to deal with them,

they should RICH BLACK FOLK prices on the cars,

Habib,

835 days ago
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Mr pro Dj    

Mr. Habib here,

I remember the days when you could sell a house, car, diamond watch to a rich black celeb for top dollar and make a nice profit and they would say thank you with a smile,

now these new blackies are the cheapest bastards out there, and they wonder why we don't want their business,

Habib,

835 days ago
14.

Kabala    

That's why celebrities end up broke after their popularity is over.

835 days ago
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christy    

If that is truly what happened then they will lose. This is nothing more then a simple contracts case. If they signed the contract then that it is. Doesnt matter if the price of the car went up they sold it at a different price. They will probably cave before going in front of judge.

835 days ago
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