I’m a little torn on this one because I instantly hear Jon’s song with Usher and Luda in my head anytime I see the name of this festival… but he was also all for it when he performed there last year so….
Live Nation is about to make an enemy out of Lil Jon. He’s known for his in your face personality, iconic adlibs, and “crunk” productions, but a recent report states Jon isn’t happy with the Lovers & Friends Festival promoters. The concert returns in May, and Lil Jon Is upset that the title of his hit track is being used as the festival’s name.
It’s reported that this week, the rapper’s team sent a letter to Live Nation hoping “to reach a financial agreement.”
This allegedly isn’t the first time Lil Jon has attempted to converse with Live Nation representatives. His attorney, Doug Davis, is said to have talked with the company back in May 2022. Additionally, it was “assumed” that Live Nation would do right by Lil Jon. Things didn’t escalate because he was headlining the festival with several famous friends.
However, this time around, there were many artists asked to once again join the line-up—but Lil Jon was left out… and now he feels a way. Another of the artist’s attorneys compared the situation to having a “Don’t Stop Believin’” festival without Journey.
TMZ also reported that Jon doesn’t want to take the promoters to court and hopes that a settlement is reached. Live Nation has yet to react publicly to Lil Jon’s warning.
So it sounds like this can be resolved by just adding him to the lineup.. Should the promoters be required to strike an annual deal with Lil Jon or do you think he’s doing a bit too much?