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Mary J. Blige Lawsuit

I'm A First Class Star

So Treat Me Like One

9/30/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mary J. Blige
is a big star who deserves to be treated like a big star and if you try to sue her ...she will try to crush you in court like the big star that she is -- at least that's how it seems in new legal docs.

MJB is firing back at Vision Entertainment Worldwide -- a company that sued her for bailing on a concert last December ... to the tune of $145K which was her advance.

Mary's response -- sue me ... sue you!  In her countersuit, MJB says if anybody breached the contract ... it was VEW -- because it failed to provide first-class air travel for her and her crew ...  because that's what an artist of her stature deserves.

She has absolutely no plans to give back the $145K ... in fact ... she's demanding the company pay her the balance of the deal -- $105,000.

Mary don't fly coach.

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kay    

IF you're truly "first class star" sweetie you don't have to tell people!

355 days ago
62.

MissK    

You can call her washed up all you like , but she's been around for over 20 yrs now and her albums are consistent hits..something every artist can't say... Put up or shut up.. by the way ..if she didn't perform than she should have returned the money..She doesn't have to perform if they didn't fulfill their end of deal..but don't keep money..advance or not..

354 days ago
63.

MissK    

Let me tell you something.. Promoters need to honor the f*cking contracts that they sign... if the contract says "must fly me and my crew first class" and you sign the contract than you have a responsibility to provide that service.If you don't want to ..or can't..say that and keep it moving. Clearly of the contract stated that and they decided to just send COACH tickets than they are in breach of their contract..period. If they did this to any other celebrity..etc it would be the same thing. You can't agree to do one thing and do another... Mary J. Blige might not be a big star to many of you , but her consistent record sales and fan base over the yrs speaks for itself..NOW OUT THAT IN YA PEACE PIPE AND SMOKE IT.

354 days ago
64.

lbrown    

i read a few of these comments, they seem to mostly relfect on May J's difficult childhood and the fact they she grew up in the housing projects.(ghetto).the article about Mary J has nothing to do with how or where she grew up. The article speaks about her financial difficulties and the lawsuits she is facing. Grant it, i dont support her taking an advance and then not showing up for the show she agreed to do. (BOC) but to call her ghetto trash and other demoralizing names is ignorant and low class in itself. Sounds like a few of you are just jealous and quite envious of a black woman earning what she's eaning. No on in the music indusrty gave her anything, she is talented and has worked hard to earn the things that she does have. Know this, all of you that are making these racially motivated comments are non factors to MJB..she wouldnt care if you were thrown in a whole and gassed.

348 days ago
65.

jbrianballard    

Why are there so many lawsuits against Blige? Dishonesty? Arrogance?

214 days ago
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