Rapper Vic Mensa finds himself embroiled in a legal dispute with his ex-landlord over alleged unpaid rent, as per TMZ reports. Attorney George Georgopoulos, representing the property owner, filed a lawsuit against Mensa on Tuesday, claiming the rapper owes a substantial sum of $8,340 in rent and late fees.
Scheduled for an appearance in landlord-tenant court on August 25, Mensa, whose real name is Victor Mensah, faces an eviction request from 3936 S Indiana LLC, according to HipHopDx.
Georgopoulos further states that his client bears the burden of covering real estate taxes, maintenance, and other expenses for the property, while Mensa continues to occupy the space without fulfilling his rent obligations.
However, Mensa’s camp vehemently denies the allegations and asserts that the property posed severe safety risks, endangering the lives of the rapper’s family. An official representative of the 30-year-old artist disclosed that Mensa took immediate action to safeguard his family after a harrowing incident in March when armed intruders broke into his apartment while his girlfriend was home alone.
“The negligence of this landlord put the lives of Vic Mensa’s family in danger, particularly his girlfriend who was alone when their home in Chicago was broken into by an armed serial rapist who we later learned had AIDS and a long history of attacks against women,” the representative conveyed to HipHopDX.
As reported by TMZ, law enforcement arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the break-in, revealing that the individual had prior arrests for battery and non-compliance with the sex offender registry.
The spokesperson for Mensa further commented, “Luckily she is safe, and the intruder was incarcerated. There was zero security on the building and the landlord refused to install any amidst numerous requests, so Vic moved as he wasn’t under any lease obligations to remain in the unit. The landlord was in violation of multiple Chicago Renters Rights codes and instead of taking accountability he’s attempting a money grab to collect rent from after the break-in occurred when Vic wasn’t even living in the building anymore.”