Rock 'n' roll pioneer Little Richard says a promoter backed out of a $210,000 deal.
In a breach of contract lawsuit, the entertainer, whose real name is Richard Penniman, contends that the Flying Music Co. backed out of a verbal agreement to pay him $210,000 to perform in the United Kingdom.
The lawsuit claimed the "Good Golly Miss Molly" singer was to be paid for seven overseas concerts that were canceled by the defendant.
The Flying Music Co., based in London, was closed for the weekend and did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
The lawsuit seeks payment of the $210,000 in addition to legal costs.