Pharrell In Legal Dispute Over Leaky $14 Million Condo

Posted: Tuesday – July 14, 2009

Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams is currently embroiled in a legal dispute regarding water leaks his $14 million dollar, Miami condominium.

The Virginia broadsmith has been named in a lawsuit against Ugo Colombo, the developer of the Bristol Towers complex, and the individual who sold Williams the condo back in 2007.

The lawsuit was prompted by Hector Lopez, whose unit has been damaged by the unfixed leaks in Pharrell’s 40th floor penthouse unit.

According to his separate 2007 suit, which names Colombo, Williams, and the condo association as defendants, Lopez alleges he has not been able to live in his property for the last 2 years due to persistent water leaks.

The association settled the case for $525,000, and is now pursuing Colombo and possibly Williams to cover the costs.

In court records, the waters leaks are estimated to be coming from at least six sources in the home, such as the penthouse pool, plant watering system, and Jacuzzi.

Pharrell’s attorneys argue that their client was aware of his neighbor’s lawsuit at the time of his purchase, and Ugo Colombo agreed to cover any subsequent legal judgments from the water issue.

“We’re hoping they get fixed in the next six months,” said Karl Sturge, attorney for Pharrell’s PW Continuum company.

In his defense, Ugo Colombo is arguing that the pipe’s water leaks are the responsibility of the condo association.

At press time, Pharrell Williams has confirmed he’ll be collaborating with Rihanna on her forthcoming album.


Busta Rhymes Prepares for Canadian Tour

Posted: Friday – July 3, 2009

Veteran rapper/actor Busta Rhymes is going beyond the borders of the United States to give fans a lively dose of hip-hop with his upcoming tour of Canada.

The outing, which kicks off July 16 at the Ottawa Blues Fest in Ottawa, ON, will be in support of Rhymes’ latest album Back On My B.S.

The release, which features the T-Pain-assisted hit “Hustler’s Anthem,” includes appearances from Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Ron Browz , Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Akon and Jamie Foxx as well as production from DJ Scratch, Jelly Roll, Cool and Dre, the Neptunes and Mr. Porter.

In addition to Rhymes, fans will also be treated to opening sets from Juno and MMVA award-winning rapper Belly and Toronto-based rhymesayer Peter Jackson.

Belly, who is currently enjoying the success of his latest single “Hot Girl” and featured appearance on Danny Fernandes’ “Private Dancer,” will appear on Western Canada tour dates.

The outing’s August shows (Aug. 10-21) will be supported by Jackson, who is garnering a buzz from his debut single, “Come on Over.”

The Canadian tour is the latest achievement for Rhymes.

The Grammy nominated entertainer is noted for his work in films such as Shaft, Higher Learning, Finding Forrester and The Rugrats Movie. Rhymes also has a catalog of hits, including tracks like “Whoo Hah!! Got You All In Check”, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”, “Break Ya Neck”, “Make It Clap, “I Love My Chick,” “Arab Money” and others.

The following is a list of dates for Busta Rhymes’ Canadian tour:

July 16 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Blues Fest
Aug 10 Kelowna, BC Level Nightclub
Aug 11 Medicine Hat, AB Cypress Centre
Aug 12 Calgary, AB Flames Central
Aug 13 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
Aug 14 Saskatoon, SK Ryly’s
Aug 15 Regina, SK Evraz Place
Aug 17 Winnipeg, MB (venue TBC)
Aug 19 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
Aug 20 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Aug 21 Barrie, ON The Roxx Nightclub


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