'He knows it's a radio banger': Internet gives a thumbs up to rapper Flo Rida’s ‘Whistle' dance at trial

'He knows it's a radio banger': Internet gives a thumbs up to rapper Flo Rida’s ‘Whistle' dance at trial
Rapper Flo Rida grooving to his song 'Whistle' on stand while testifying in court for a federal case (Law & Crime video screengrab)

CAROL CITY, FLORIDA: Rapper Flo Rida appeared to be dancing to his song on the stand while testifying during a court appearance for a federal case. Born as Tramar Lacel Dillard, the 43-year-old is suing energy drink maker Celsius Holdings, Inc. for allegedly failing to pay him thousands in royalties from an endorsement deal while the brand rocketed to success.

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During the trial, Flo Rida's attorney played the rapper's several songs as part of his introduction. However, when his hit song 'Whistle' was played, the singer couldn't stop him himself from grooving to the 2012 hit. At one point Flo Rida could be heard explaining to the Broward County court, "this is a top 10 hit as well,"

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Who is rapper Flo Rida suing and why?

The 43-year-old is seeking damages of more than $30,000 for "breach of contract, accounting, and unjust enrichment," against the energy drink company Celsius Holdings, Inc., according to a lawsuit filed in 2021. The singer claims in his lawsuit that Celsius failed to provide him with full compensation despite the alleged impact on the company's booming success. "Flo Rida maintained a successful endorsement partnership with Celsius which was highly effective in new doors for Celsius and its products," the lawsuit stated.

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"As a music industry superstar and international icon with millions of digital followers, Flo Rida played an instrumental role as the worldwide brand ambassador and launched a new era for Celsius brand development, growth, and expansion," the lawsuit added, as reported by The Sun. According to WPTV The suit further claimed that the partnership, which was brokered by D3M Licensing Group in 2014, "paved the way for Celsius to grow its product portfolio," and expanded the drink's distribution. However, Flo Rida alleges that he and his production company Strong Arm did not receive compensation regardless of the brand's success.

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"Yet, once the benchmarks were reached and product revenues triggered additional royalties, Celsius failed to deliver the required compensation to which Flo Rida, Strong Arm, and D3M were entitled," the suit claimed. Nonetheless, the energy drink company stated they are disappointed Flo Rida is "participating in this litigation" and are looking forward to defending themselves in court.

The energy drink company in a statement said, "Celsius enjoyed working with Flo Rida years ago and wishes him all the best, but is disappointed he is participating in this litigation," reported The Sun. "We take our relationships and obligations incredibly seriously and look forward to vigorously presenting our defense in court," they added. 

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However, watching Flo Rida groove to his songs, internet users too couldn't stop themselves but bop along. One user wrote on Twitter, "Now have to go look up some of his videos. lol." Another user chimed in saying, "Hey I love someone who believes in their product haha." One user simply shared a gif with a few laughing emojis. Further, a tweet read, "He knows it’s a radio banger."



 

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