Joyner Lucas called out media marketing maven Karen Civil on Twitter, Saturday (Sept. 18) for allegedly stealing 60k from him back when he had less than 5k Twitter followers and was still unknown in the industry. The rapper claims he hired civil as a consultant back in 2014 to handle his marketing but she failed to hold up to her end of the bargain.
“was desperate for help and you knew that. After you was paid you went ghost and didn’t expect me to pop. Here I am,” he wrote in a tweet with an attached 2015 memo. “After you got the money paid up front, you stopped answering my calls & every time I hit you, you answered the phone with a attitude like I was messing up your day. I sent you hella messages pleading with you to do your job becuz my back was against the wall. You took advantage.”
Read some of the claims made by Lucas below.
Lucas claims Civil threatened his life and demanded he apologized for his accusatory tweets, after he called her out for fraud.
In a statement shared by The Shade Room, Civil responded, claiming she completed the work with help from several subcontractors.
“It’s easy to make broad statements when you aren’t familiar with the backend of the business,” the statement began.
“Subcontractors were paid including Ravenel Agency, PR, local Reps. All parties contracted out on your behalf to execute were paid from the budget alloted. His manager called me to rectify the situation after Joyner made his first claims in which I said we can happily discuss after a public apology was made since he used that same platform to lie about money taken from him. I recorded the call just for future circumstances like this.
Unfortunately he’s now utilizing this moment to amplify and create a social momentum around himself again.
He and I both had separate conversations with Charlamagne [Tha God] this morning where he passed on his phone number so we can have a discussion directly, but instead he took to social.
Nothing was stolen or taken from you.
Unfortunately, certain artist are under the impression they have 24/7 access to you.”
Joyner’s accusations comes just days after Karen lost a lawsuit against comedian Jessie Woo, who claimed that the controversial marketer allegedly defrauded her out of millions.