Maluma is being sued by a wealthy London-based businessman named Richard Caring for extortion allegations.
Allegedly the Colombian singer tried to extort a seven-figure payday for a private performance gig at a wedding! Wait; what?!
According to court documents, the Grammy-winner who’s real name is Juan Luis Londono Arias was hired to sing at a wedding celebration that was supposed to happen on 9 November 2019 in the Dominican Republic. The bride to be is a massive fan of the singer and asked her future husband to have him at the wedding.
Caring agreed to give Maluma 5 first-class plane tickets for his crew and another 30 regular ones for the rest of his people, one private jet to transport the singer itself, a five stars hotel upon arrival to the Dominican Republic, and on top of all that payment for 500,000 dollars. Holy cow!
However, the event was canceled three months priors dues to lack of time consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. The millionaire stayed that there wouldn’t be time for such an event. The wedding was then moved to Rome, Italy, to be celebrated in June 2020. However, Caring said that he contacted Maluma’s manager and that they agreed to be at the event in Italy. This is when Caring wired them 375,000 dollars as advanced payment and to make sure the date was reserved.
Whatever happened after that, we aren’t too sure, but somehow Maluma’s office told Caring that if he wanted Maluma at his wedding, he would now have to pay one million dollars; this is double the price they had agreed before.
Apparently, the millionaire wasn’t too happy with this new price and asked them to return the 375,000. Said that he asked verbally as well as in writing for but that Maluma refused to return the money. At this point, a lawsuit seemed to be the only solution.
We think that the change of mind comes to be thanks to the tour that Maluma has planned across Europe, which conflicts with the date of the wedding. However, we don’t know if the tour will even happen dues to the coronavirus current situation.