April 20, 2012 7:30am PT by Erin Carlson
LMFAO's RedFoo Slapped With $7 Million Lawsuit by Former Managers (Report)
Before LMFAO hit the American Idol stage for a performance Thursday night, the party-loving pop outfit was served with a $7 million lawsuit from their fomer management company, TMZ reports.
According to the website, the band's DJ frontman RedFoo, he of the wild hair and lack of inhibitions, was handed the suit for breach of contract on his way into the Idol studio. TMZ said he laughed in response, taking a photo with the process server, who smiled for the camera (see: photo evidence on the site).
The management company, named in reports as Rpm Grp, claims it signed the Los Angeles-based electronic pop duo of Stefan Kendal Gordy (RedFoo) and Skyler Austen Gordy (SkyBlu) in 2008, helping launch them "from 0 to 60," only to get shown the door once they became successful.
The suit, filed in Santa Monica Superior Court, also accuses the group of tortious interference and accounting, alleging RedFoo and SkyBlu poached Rpm employees to be their new managers, paying them a salary rather than writing the agency a commission check.
LMFAO performed "Party Rock Anthem" on Idol, a gig that -- if you can get it -- means you've pretty much made it as an artist, or at least you're on the path to stardom in terms of radio relevance. They also took the stage alongside Madonna at February's Super Bowl halftime show, dueting with the pop queen on their hit "Sexy And I Know It."