Did Cam'ron's Entourage Stiff A Brooklyn Nightlife Promoter For Several Thousand Dollars on NYE? A Tale of He Said, He Said
Moe Sticky, naturally, has a different version of events. After getting his number from Galluch, we texted to request a phone conversation. His reply:
Write he a bullshit ass promoter. Wasted my bosses time and mine.
"Gonna call you in a few, okay?" we replied. His next text:
I told you what to write.
We called anyway. He answered, and was forthcoming. Also: pissed.
"Basically, he's crying over $1000," says Moe. "I want you to write that."
Moe asserts the deposit was an agreed upon $4000 "and [Galluch] shorted me a thousand." This was, Moe says, after he had already helped Galluch out by getting Cam down from an asking price of $12,000 to $8,000 and up from three songs to five. (Oh, to be a successful rapper.)
Moe insists he brought contracts, but that it was Galluch who failed to sign them, and that he dragged his feet about the contract for weeks. "They booked it late, all the money came in late on a Sunday and the party was Tuesday, he should have given it to me weeks before that."
Why did he continue past that point without a signed contract?
"We had to perform, we had to show up, he gave his word...we took a deposit, we agreed upon that. It's all a bunch of bullshit."
Cam'ron was supposed to go on a little after 3am, he says, but when they showed up around 3, "he didn't have the money, it was an empty venue...He was supposed to give us the rest before Cam played. He said he only had 2k and he wanted him to wait until 4:30. You can't do that, man, this is business. I've never seen that in my life. I've been doing this for years, I ain't never seen that before. (...) He didn't promote, plus he never had the rest of the money...put in the article that I said he's a fake promoter."
Moe says he will give Galluch back $1,000 out of fairness (retaining only the $4000 deposit), "But if he keeps harassing me, he ain't gonna get nothing back."
As for the allegation that he threatened Galluch with physical violence: "Nobody said nothing to him, I don't know where that's coming from. He's lying. He's a liar, man. I don't understand that at all, I don't know what you're talking about. I was about to hang up on you, that's crazy."
We failed to mention Galluch's theory that Moe himself pocketed his boss's money.
So there you have it. If Moe is lying, it means he went out of his way to stiff a Brooklyn promoter for a sum he might have more easily obtained fishing around in Cam'ron's couch cushions. If Galluch is lying, it means he's doing his best to save face after getting in over his head and royally bungling things (with an extra side of nastiness re: the allegations of threats of violence). Paper trails are few and far between in the world of semi-legal warehouse parties, so it's hard to know who's telling the truth. It could very well lie somewhere in the middle; it's also quite possible that there were some honest misunderstandings at play. One thing's for certain, though: between this and an earlier incident in which another of Cam'ron's associates got himself roughed up at The Shank by the nicest guy in the world, it might be better for everyone involved if Cameron Giles and Lou Galluch gave each other a wide berth from here on out.