Afroman, who became a hero to stoners with his comedic hit "Because I Got High," is named in a lawsuit that was appropriately filed today -- 4/20 -- the unofficial pot smoking holiday.
The rapper, born Joseph Edgar Foreman, is being sued for allegedly missing a concert.
The lawsuit accuses Afroman of failing to appear at an April 9 concert scheduled at the Patio at the Continent in Columbus, Ohio.
"I understand the significance of the date. I went to college, but I'm not part of that culture," said Matt Crumpton, one of the plaintiffs' attorneys. "We were going to file it Monday, it was just a matter of do we file it Monday or Tuesday? But we thought, if we were going to file it in the next few days, we might as well do it on the 20th."
Crumpton said his client, Nathan Pettry, a concert promoter working with the Patio, paid Afroman a $1,000 deposit to secure the rapper for a performance.