Rapper Flo Rida wins $82 million lawsuit towards vitality drink firm Celsius

A Florida jury dominated in favor of a lawsuit introduced forth by rapper Flo Rida towards Celsius vitality drinks and awarded him a complete of $82.6 million in damages.

On Wednesday, a jury discovered Celsius responsible of breaching an endorsement take care of Flo Rida that ran from 2014 to 2018. The jury additionally discovered the model fraudulently hid data from him. 

In a press release, Flo Rida, whose authorized identify is Tramar Dillard, thanked the jury, choose and his attorneys, and stated he gained a “new respect for the judicial system.”

Rapper Tramar Dillard, referred to as Flo Rida, on the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Tuesday.Joe Cavaretta / South Florida Solar-Sentinel through AP

“This was a protracted journey, however we prevailed. From the beginning, I solely needed what I labored for, nothing extra, nothing much less,” he stated within the assertion, including that he was “instrumental within the Celsius that and love immediately.”

The rapper, identified for songs together with “Proper Spherical” and “Whistle,” filed the lawsuit in 2021 and claimed Celsius owed him tens of millions in added inventory and royalties below the phrases of their offers.

Throughout closing arguments, Flo Rida’s lawyer John Uustal stated his shopper had not sought a particular greenback quantity in his lawsuit however the 1% possession he was promised.

In a separate assertion, Uustal stated that he and his shopper relied on the jury to navigate the “sophisticated authorized points” concerned within the case

“We stated we’d belief the jury to do the precise factor, we’d belief the decision, settle for the choice of the jury,” the assertion stated. “I’m glad, on this case, the jury concluded that Flo Rida ought to get what he labored for.”

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