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Timbaland Bails on Performance for Flint Charity Event!

Due to the current water crisis taking place in Flint, Mich., many celebrities, including hip hop artists, are stepping in to donate water to those in need. Hip hip producer, Timbaland, was supposed to be one of those artists, however, things didn’t go as planned, reportedly.

This past Thursday, Timbaland was scheduled to perform at a charity show in Detroit benefiting those affected by the lead water in Flint, but he refused when the club served the wrong brand of champagne. The event made $3, 000 to buy bottled water and filters for the city of Flint, despite Timbaland’s lack of professionalism, according to Club Bleu co-owner Mitchell Jaworski.

Initially, Timbaland and his entourage were served Dom Perignon, but it was replaced with two bottles of $300 Ace of Spades champagne, which is Jay Z‘s line of Armand de Brignac.

READ: Hip Hop Artists Step Up in Wake of Flint Water Crisis

The producer and his entourage drank all the alcohol in the club’s VIP seating which consisted of two bottles of Patron, three bottles of Ciroc, two bottles of D’usse and one bottle of Disaronna Originale Italian Liqueur.

“They had about 15 bottles of liquor and champagne, which is extremely excessive especially for a charity event,” said Jaworski to the New York Daily News.

“They seemed more concerned about getting every drop of liquor.”

Besides the alcohol consumption, Timbaland and his entourage also reportedly didn’t tip and went over their hospitality rider on the fifth stop of his “King Stays King” mixtape tour.

Jaworski’s wife, Aureila Jaworski, said of the event, “It was a disaster.”

Jaworski went on the club’s Facebook page blasting Timbaland and his management, who allegedly tried disputing a contract which was allegedly signed two weeks ago and required he perform a live set.

Timbaland was paid in advance to deejay a half-hour set and perform five to eight songs for a crowd of 300. When Timbaland did take to the stage after 1 AM, he “just stood there” and nodded his head while another deejay played music.

“His management (took) classlessness to a new level when they said Timbaland did ‘not feel like’ performing,” Jaworski wrote on Facebook.

“They then insisted that we show them the signed contract for the night and where the stipulation was for the ‘live’ performance. Finally management relented and literally had to wake Timbaland up so he could proceed to stand behind the decks and nod his head for 30 minutes.”

Timbaland posed for photos but refused to speak with club employees after breaking his contract. When 2 AM hit, he was gone.

On Wednesday, at a separate non-charity event Timbaland played, fans say he had similar behavior at CAVO in Pittsburgh, Pa.

“The show was a joke,” wrote Ed Kalchthaler on CAVO’s Facebook page. “He didn’t do anything but just stand there and drink champagne.”

A CAVO representative said the venue was rented to an outside party for the concert.

Timbaland’s management did not respond for comment to the New York Daily News and he has yet to speak out on social media.

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.