R&B singer Ciara has a big gay following but one gay bar in West Hollywood is not happy with the singing sensation. As first reported by TMZ on June 7, a nightclub called “The Factory” claims Ciara left him hanging after she backed out of a gay event during L.A. Pride Week.
The nightclub claims that the singer pulled out of her performance on June 3, mentioning that she couldn’t “perform” due to restrictions in her contract. This resulted in Factory losing some big money in promotions plus all the money they could’ve made if Ciara did perform.
The club is suing Ciara for a breach of contract for the $10,000 deal she signed to appear at the club.
Ciara’s rep told TMZ early on Friday that “Ciara’s commitment to perform at L.A. Gay Pride on Saturday night prevented her from making such a Friday night appearance.”
The rep also stated that the nightclub was informed about Ciara not being able to perform earlier in the week and still continued to promote her appearance.
Ciara, in the meantime, has been busy promoting her self-titled fifth studio album set to be released in July. The album will feature her current single “Body Party”. In a recent interview with The Advocate, Ciara talked about why gay fans have connected with her.
“At least for me I can say that I welcome everybody. No one is different from the other. I’m very grateful that I have a diverse group of fans as well. We welcome individuality over here in my world and I think that my fans can see and feel that.”
Ciara is hopeful that the lawsuit filed by the nightclub doesn’t shed her in a negative light with gay fans who have followed her.