Dave Chappelle has asked Netflix to pull his popular "Chapelle's Show" from its lineup, and the comedian told fans not watch his streaming shows on any platform until he is paid.
Chappelle slammed Netflix and ViacomCBS for licensing the Comedy Central hit without paying him.
Deadline.com confirmed the show's removal. Netflix licensed the show on a non-exclusive basis. The show also streams on HBO Max and ViacomCBS platforms like CBS All Access.
Deadline notes that companies license shows by paying the seller who, in turn, pays the artists.
But Chappelle is still waiting for his checks. He posted a video on Instagram titled "Unforgiven" in which he companied that he was not paid by Netflix or ViacomCBS.
Some people can't handle a little fame, and sources say Todrick Hall is no exception. The singer and choreographer took to Twitter.com to apologize after disgruntled staffers complained that he refuses to pay them.
According to WENN.com, Todrick is accused of not paying dancers for months of work. The 34-year-old Aries rose to fame on American Idol in 2009 before carving out a successful career for himself on YouTube, in music, television and in theater.
Todrick came under fire after dancer Thom White shared his experience working with him on Twitter, writing: "A bunch of folks have asked about my experience working with Todrick... Your reservations about the fella are valid."
Thom accused Todrick of not paying him for dance work, and he claimed the performer discriminated against Black dancers on a music video set, writing: "He turned to us to say 'this is looking a little too chocolate... Can I get some lighter people behind me'."
Taking to Twitter to defend himself, Todrick insisted he "adores" Thom, adding: "This is surprising to me, he hasn't been paid yet, he will be... not because he's trying to 'expose' me but because he deserves it. I only got two texts, no calls, I was over seas opening my tour & that video has only been out for 2 weeks."
Following the post, Drag Race alum Manila Luzon took to the comments alleging Todrick owed her money too, writing: "Well you still owe me for hosting your Halloween party since LAST YEAR so..." - referring to his Halloween Ball in 2018.
More allegations soon came to light, with Todrick's former assistant Thomas McKissock agreeing with Thom's claims he was late with payments and showed racist tendencies.
Todrick was the choreographer for Beyonce Knowles-Carter's music video for "Blow".
Washed up rapper Tyga has reached a new low in his habit of skipping out on paying his bills. The 28-year-old Cash Money Records artist apparently used his 5-year-old son King Cairo Stevenson's good credit to rent a mansion from Simon Cowell's ex-fiancée.
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Mo'Nique continues her public dispute with Netflix over pay disparities and gender and race inequality. Over the weekend, the 50-year-old comedienne called for a boycott of the online streaming giant after she claims she was offered $500,000 for a standup comedy special -- a fraction of what Netflix pays comedians such as actress Amy Schumer (who is not funny at all) and Chris Rock.
Comedienne Wanda Sykes also criticized Netflix for paying her pennies compared to what men and Caucasian comics receive.
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A dispute between a homeless Georgia college student and a woman who set up a Gofundme account for his living expenses has ended.
Fred Barley, 19, reportedly rode his little brother's bicycle over 50 miles from Conyers to Barnesville, GA. to register at Gordon College.
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