Playboi Carti Was Sued By A Jeweler Who Claims The Rapper Owes Nearly $100,000

Playboi Carti is less than a year removed from the release of his second album, Whole Lotta Red, and there’s another en route called Narcissist. But now he’s in trouble: Carti was recently sued by famed jeweler Elliot Eliantte for an unpaid balance of $97,063.75.

According to a report that TMZ shared on Friday, Eliante And Co. claim the rapper purchased two custom chains in September 2020 and never paid the full balance. The purchase included a 14-carat white gold diamond rosary chain and a diamond tennis chain, which both came to a total of $197,063.75. Eliantte confirms that Carti paid $100,000 back in January, but since then, he has not submitted any additional payments which prompted the lawsuit.

Earlier this week, Carti claimed that his merch website was hacked after pointing out the absurdly high prices for items on it. The products on the site included $75 motorcycle gloves, a $160 jersey, a $250 racing jacket, a $40 balaclava mask, a $50 long sleeve shirt, and a $5,000 motorcycle helmet. While some fans made some purchases, the rapper posted a screenshot of a group chat text message he sent where he shares his frustration about the incident. “THE WEBSITE IS HACKED THE REF FOLDER WAS POSTED LIVE,” he wrote. “NEVER APPROVED ANY CLOTHING/ ECT.”

Playboi Carti Claims His Merch Site Was Hacked After Fans Complained About Absurdly High Prices

Notoriously elusive rapper Playboi Carti returned earlier this month to announce he is hitting the road this fall to embark on a massive North American tour. Shortly after announcing his The Narcissist Tour, Carti’s website updated with Narcissist-branded merch items. But after several fans had already shelled out a lot of money for Carti’s new items, the rapper said none of it had been approved by him.

Carti’s alleged accidental merch drop went live Tuesday afternoon. Some of the items listed included $75 motorcycle gloves, a $160 jersey, a $250 racing jacket, a $40 balaclava mask, a $50 long sleeve shirt, and a $5,000 motorcycle helmet. After seeing the new items, fans instantly took to Twitter to both applaud Carti’s branding and complain about the exorbitant prices.

But after several fans had already purchased their items, Carti shared a screenshot of a text conversation with his team, saying his website had been “hacked” and none of the merch had been approved by him. “THE WEBSITE IS HACKED THE REF FOLDER WAS POSTED LIVE. NEVER APPROVED ANY CLOTHING/ ECT,” the text read.

After Carti’s announcement, fans who had already bought his items complained and asked for a refund. Others were simply happy they had chosen not to open their wallets for the merch drop.

Carti hasn’t mentioned whether or not those who bought the unapproved merch will receive refunds. But seeing as he’s just about a month away from embarking on a tour, the rapper is sure to have more merch for sale soon.

Playboi Carti Announces His ‘Narcissist’ Tour Dates

Playboi Carti is returning to the road this autumn for the first time since his headlining tour in 2018 and this time, he’s touching down at stadiums. The Narcissist Tour will kick off in mid-October in Nashville and conclude just before Christmas in Carti’s hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. Carti is also teasing something coming September 13 with posts captioned “Narcissist,” which could mean a full album dropping just ahead of the tour. If so, it’ll be just about 10 months since the release of Whole Lotta Red, his quickest turnaround between albums so far (Whole Lotta Red dropped over two years after Die Lit).

Check out the full tour schedule below.

10/14 — Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
10/15 — Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum
10/17 — Gainesville, FL @ Stephen C. O’Connell Center
10/19 — Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center
10/20 — Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater
10/22 — New Orleans, LA @ Champions Square
10/23 — Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
10/24 — San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
10/26 — Austin, TX @ H/E/B Center
10/27 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
11/2 — Allen, TX @ Allen Event Center
11/4 — El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
11/5 — Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
11/6 — Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
11/9 — San Diego, CA @ Sycuan Stage
11/11 — San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
11/13 — Portland, OR @ Theatre of the Clouds
11/14 — Everett, WA @ Angel of The Winds Arena
11/15 — Vancouver, British Columbia @ PNE Forum
11/18 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
11/19 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
11/23 — Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
11/24 — Chicago, IL @ Credit Union 1 Arena
11/26 — Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
11/27 — St. Charles, MO @ The Family Arena
11/28 — Independence, MO @ Cable Dahmer Arena
11/30 — Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana Farmers Coliseum
12/1 — Cincinnati, OH @ BB&T Arena
12/2 — Canton, OH @ Canton Civic Center
12/4 — Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple
12/5 — Pittsburgh, PA @ UPMC Event Center
12/7 — Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center
12/8 — Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
12/9 — Toronto, Ontario @ Coca/Cola Coliseum
12/10 — Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
12/14 — Hartford, CT @ XL Center
12/16 — Kingston, RI @ Ryan Center
12/17 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
12/18 — Washington, D.C. @ DC Armory
12/19 — Philadelphia, PA @ Liacouras Center
12/21 — Norfolk, VA @ Chartway Arena
12/22 — Greensboro, NC @ Special Events Center
12/23 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena