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El Potrero Night Club has dropped its lawsuit against rapper Pitbull

9/29/2010, 8:36 a.m.

LOS ANGELES - A nightclub dropped its lawsuit against Miami rapper Pitbull concerning a concert date at the Cudahy establishment in which he allegedly showed up, but refused to sing.

Lawyers for the El Portrero Night Club sued the singer last Dec. 1 in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that he failed to perform at a May 14, 2009, concert.

Pitbull allegedly was paid $28,000 to headline the show, but on the day of the performance said he was unhappy with the sound equipment that El Portrero had provided, the suit stated.

An argument ensued and Pitbull refused to perform, leaving the premises four hours before the show began, according to the suit.

The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Christian Perez, was sued for $80,000 in damages, but his lawyers denied any wrongdoing on their client's part.

Court papers filed Friday by the club's attorneys seeking dismissal of the action did not state whether a settlement was reached. However, lawyers told Judge Rita Miller last month that they were close to resolving the case.