There’s never a good time to find out that you are being sued, but there are some really bad times – like in the middle of your own concert, for example.
A process server undoubtedly earned his place in legal lore for reportedly handing R&B singer Ciara a subpoena in the middle of her performance at a L.A. Gay Pride event on Saturday. The singer was headlining the event when a “fan” handed her some papers while she was on stage. (Buzzfeed made a .gif of the moment here.) Ciara managed to continue singing, while seeming to quickly scan them. Perhaps after realizing that she hadn’t been handed fan letters, the singer tossed the papers aside. You can hear an audience member say, “She got served,” in a TMZ video.
Ciara is being sued by a club for allegedly not showing up to a performance scheduled for June 7th. According to the lawsuit, which was obtained by TMZ, the singer allegedly signed a $10,000 deal to perform at The Factory in Los Angeles, but cancelled at the last moment, leaving the club without a headliner. Ciara’s representatives dispute the claim, telling TMZ that the singer backed out before a deal was finalized.