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*R&B singer Jon B is accused of screwing over his former managers to the tune of $130k.

He has now been slapped with a federal lawsuit demanding that he pay up on the commissions he’s refusing to pay them.

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Singer/songwriter Jon B. attends the Soul Train Awards 2013 at the Orleans Arena on November 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(Nov. 7, 2013 – Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America)


GSM Entertainment Marketing sued the singer for $130k over unpaid commissions for a concert tour they put together. Back in September 2015, the management company entered into a contract with Jon B. where they agreed to book a concert tour for the singer. Per their deal, various performance dates were booked for the singer in 2016 and 2017. The concerts were to take place everywhere from Chicago to London.

The company accuses Jon B. of refusing to pay up on $30k+ in commissions and for other entertainment related opportunities that he has not reported to them. Further, they incurred over $100k in recording fees they paid for his forthcoming album. They claim Jon B. ceased communicating with them and hasn’t sent their commission check for their work.

Prior to his rise to fame, Jon B was a songwriter for After 7, Toni Braxton, Michael Jackson, Color Me Badd, the Spice Girls and others. He dropped his debut studio solo album in 1995, entitled Bonafide; the album spawned the popular hit and Grammy-nominated single “Someone to Love”, which featured the Grammy Award-winning artist Babyface.