A jury in Florida has ruled in favor of rapper Flo Rida’s lawsuit against Celsius’ energy drink, awarding him $82.6 million in damages.
On Wednesday, a jury found Celsius guilty of violating a warranty agreement with Flo Rida that ran from 2014 to 2018.
In a statement, Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, thanked the jury, judges and lawyers and said he had “new respect for the justice system.”
“It’s been a long road, but we won. From the beginning, I only wanted what I was working for.
The rapper, known for songs like “Right Round” and “Whistle,” filed a lawsuit in 2021, claiming Celsius owed millions of dollars in additional inventory and royalties under the terms of the deal. .
In closing arguments, Flo Rida’s attorney John Ustall said his client didn’t ask for a specific amount in the lawsuit, but a promised 1% ownership interest.
In a separate statement, Uustal said he and his client are relying on a jury to resolve “complex legal issues” related to the case.
“We said we would trust the jury to do the right thing, trust the verdict, and accept the jury’s decision,” the statement said. I need to get what he worked for. ”