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Rapper Dok2 appeals court order to pay unpaid jewelry bill to LA jeweler

K-pop 11:21 January 05, 2022

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korean rapper Dok2 has appealed a court ruling ordering him to pay an unpaid jewelry bill to a jeweler in Los Angeles, court officials said Wednesday.

Last month, the 31-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Lee Joon-kyung, was ordered by the Seoul Southern District Court to give 41.2 million won (US$34,740) and interest on his unpaid jewelry bill to the LA jeweler.

The jeweler sued Dok2 in September 2020, claiming the rapper had not paid that amount of money when he purchased seven pieces of jewelry worth US$206,000 in 2018.

The jeweler previously filed a complaint against Illionaire Records, a local record label co-founded by Dok2, in October 2019 but lost the suit, as the court did not hold the hip-hop label responsible for the rapper's debt.

Dok2 stepped down as the CEO of the now-closed Illionaire Records in November 2019 and left the label in February 2020.

Last year, Dok2 signed with Last Kings Records, a record label established by American rapper Tyga, and said he plans to make music in the United States.

This undated file photo shows South Korean rapper Dok2. (Yonhap)

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