FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A drink dispute that has led to a high-profile trial pitting Flo Rida against the company behind the energy drink that he promoted continued with testimony from the rapper and the drink company’s CEO.
Day two of testimony continued in Flo Rida’s trial against energy drink Celsius, Thursday morning.
Witnesses told the jury that the rap star held up his end of the bargain promoting the energy drink by featuring it in music videos.
“He held it for quite some screen time, not even just drinking, just held it, ‘boom,'” said a witness who took the stand.
But Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, said that when sales took off, the stock options and royalties he said he was promised were never delivered.
“I did everything as far as doing my part. The parties that be, I trusted them, and they did not do their part,” said Dillard while on the stand.
Representatives for the drink company said the deal with Flo Rida had expired, and despite the endorsement deal, they said they actually lost money.
“We actually had to write a bunch off at the end. The product has a two-year shelf life,” said Celsius CEO John Fieldy.
Testimony continued into the afternoon. Court adjourned at around 5 p.m.
The trial is expected to continue for at least another day.
Closing arguments in this civil case are expected to start Friday.
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