Pop-punk singer wants $375,000 for show
Louis Kerry

12:15 20th July 2014

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Avril Lavigne has reportedly filed a lawsuit against live concert streaming website 2VLive, claiming she's owed $293375,000 for a gig.

According to TMZ, Lavigne was supposed to be paid $500,000 in three installments, $125K, $300K and $75K. However, the singer claims to have only received the first payment for the show that happened ten months ago.

Lavigne signed a contract with the company a year ago where she also agreed to make promotional appearances. She's stated that she's also owed money from an affiliate of 2KLive who make video greeting cards.

The singer has been recently criticised for charging Brazilian fans the equivalent of £250 for meet and greet pictures where they had to stand an arms length away from her.

Facing more criticism, Lavigne's Japanese themed music video for single 'Hello Kitty' that was co-written with husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger faced worldwide negativity for allegedly being racist. The video was subsequently removed.

In regards to the negativity that the faced faced, Lavigne said "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan."

Avril Lavigne tours Japan in August 2014, the first time since the release of the 'Hello Kitty' music video.

Below: The five worst moments of Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' video

  • Her dead-eyed dancers: Oh, joy. Never since Gwen Stefani and her poor Harajuku Girls has a group of Asian women be so dumbed down, made to look indentikit and paraded around as a white singer's accessory. They continue to look like, well, dolls for the remainder of the video, in comparison to Avril's SPUNKY! LIVELINESS! AND QUIRKINESS!

  • Every single bit posing with the bloody guitar: This woman is 29 years old.

  • TEEHEE, SUSHI!: Clapping and giggling with excitement when given a tray of sushi - all of these things are TOTALLY Japanese (the only thing that's missing is the anime). It's like a video director being given a brief for a French-themed clip and filling it with baguettes, onions and striped tops. Did the researcher ever get past simply letting Google autofill after the word 'Japan'?

  • When she acts like the Queen: There's a particularly irritating segment when Avril swans around, waving to her fans (…) like she's transformed their monotonous, black-and-white, Western-starved world with one single hand gesture. In reality, she was probably waving at one big ol' tumbleweed. :(

  • Poor Monki: Here we see Avril wearing those suspender tights we briefly and regrettably flirted with wearing in 2010. In the background you can see popular Swedish outfitters Monki, who never asked for this product placement.

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