Mother Threatens to Sue Memphis Rapper
6:00AM ET September 3rd, 2010
Contributor : Chris G.
A Rocky Williform Company
Rapper Kia Shine is accused of ruining a child's birthday party. 16-year old Latranae Allen had a huge birthday celebration planned and Shine was the centerpiece of her special day.
Latranae's mother, Victoria Allen, planned a Sweet 16 celebration for over a year. The mother paid for a limo, a new car and rapper--Kia Shine. Allen alleges the event would have been perfect if Shine had not been hours late and performed a far shorter set that agreed upon. She reportedly paid the rapper $1000 up front for the appearance and also paid $1000 for a sound system.
"I was like, that would be cool to have a local rapper from Memphis to be the spotlight and special guest at her special event," Allen said in a statement. "Everything was perfect, til it got to the entertainment. And when I say entertainment, I'm talking about the artist Kia Shine."
Shine was expected to perform about 9 pm when the party had about 150 teenagers celebrating Latranae's birthday. Allen said the times continuously changed until he arrived at 11:45 pm with about 15 kids in front of him. Furthermore, he reportedly performed slightly over 5 minutes.
When reach for comment, Shine simply said, "Contractually Kia Shine showed up, Kia Shine performed, Kia Shine did exactly what he was supposed to do."
Allen has said she will file suit against the rapper.