Snoop Dogg Settles Lawsuit With Pabst Brewing Company
Rapper Snoop Dogg can go back to sipping his gin and juice.
On Friday, the artist reached a settlement deal after battling with Pabst Brewing Company for over year about an endorsement deal gone sour. In 2011, Snoop Dogg signed a three-year endorsement deal to promote Colt 45’s fruit-flavored beer, Blast by Colt 45. But after the company was sold in 2014, the rapper claimed he was entitled to 10 percent of the net sales price paid to Pabst for its Colt 45 malt beer line-- which was included in the sale.
Pabst was purchased by Blue Ribbon for $700 million in 2014. [related]
In 2015, the rapper filed a lawsuit alleging that Pabst told the rapper that the sale didn’t trigger the clause in his contract that would’ve allowed him to earn the sale proceeds.
The rapper and brewer were set to do battle in court on Oct. 31 but Hollywood Reporter now says the dispute has been settled out of the courtroom.
“We are pleased that the parties were able to reach an agreement and resolve this matter amicably,” Snoop’s lawyer Alex Weingarten told the publication Friday.
Pabsts' legal team initially argued that the move wasn't technically a sale but instead simply marked a change in the stock ownership of the brewer's parent company. In August, the rapper’s suit cleared a major roadblock when a judge denied the company’s motion for summary judgment in its entirety.
Pabst Brewing Company was not immediately available for comment and the exact details of the settlement have not been released.
This article was originally published on October 11, 2016.