Pay Up! Seven Celebrity Stiffers

Celebrities are no strangers to a free ride.

Designers provide them with couture clothing, jewelers loan them bling and even car companies offer the keys to a free set of wheels in exchange for the red-carpet spotlight celebrities can bring to their products.

It's no wonder, then, that some celebrities get caught in the freebie trap, believing they are entitled to goods and services even when there is a price tag attached.

Queen Latifah is the latest celebrity to be sued for not paying. Courtney Love and Michael Jackson have been sued multiple times for skipping out on their bills.

Below, takes a look at seven celebrity stiffers accused of not paying their tabs:

Queen Latifah

Earlier this week, the rapper-actress was slapped with two separate lawsuits from a fashion stylist and a makeup artist who say she stiffed them out of $1 million.

Celebrity cosmetologist Roxanna Floyd claimed to have lost $700,000 after Latifah failed to pay her for work she did between July 2005 and February 2008 to develop, market and produce Latifah's Queen Collection for CoverGirl, according to The Associated Press.

Fashion stylist Susan Moses claimed that she was cheated of $300,000 during the same period for advising the "Hairspray" and "Mad Money" star on her Curvations full-figured lingerie line.

The entertainer's rep told AP the lawsuits have no merit but refused to comment on pending litigation.

Courtney Love

When a clothing designer Love commissioned sent her an invoice, the rocker's response was to go off on a extended rant via Twitter and her MySpace page.

"oi vey don't f*** with my wardrobe or you will end up in a circle of corched earth hunted til your dead," she wrote in one disjointed message, complete with spelling errors.

Now, Love is facing not only a breach of contract lawsuit from designer Dawn Simorangkir but a libel claim as well. Love's lawyers did not respond to's calls for comment.

This is not the first time Love apparently has tried to skip out on payment for services rendered by others. In 2007, swanky California rehab center Beau Monde International filed a suit against Love for her failure to pay an outstanding $181,000 tab for a three-month stay in 2005.

According to the complaint, $36,000 of her bill at the boutique rehab center, which accepted no more than five patients at a time, was for "spa and other incidental costs."

In September 2005, Love was sentenced to 180 days at a drug treatment facility for violating her probation on drug and assault charges.

Her attorney told AP at the time of the lawsuit that it would be "resolved to the satisfaction of all parties shortly."'s calls to her attorney to determine how the lawsuit was resolved were not immediately returned.

Tyler Perry

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Atlanta-based movie mogul recalled his subcontractor father being stiffed repeatedly by his bosses when Perry was young.

Now, Perry, who earned $125 million in 2008, according to Forbes, is being sued for allegedly stiffing six contractors who worked on his 30,000-square-foot mansion and movie studio.

The creator of such hit movies and TV shows as "Madea's Family Reunion" and "House of Payne" can afford to pay the bills, which add up to slightly less than $200,000, but he told the paper he refuses to because the work was shoddy and he believes the contractors are trying to take advantage of his celebrity status.

"I pride myself on taking care of my business. I pride myself on being able to pay the bills," he told the paper in January. "I'm not sympathetic to anybody who's trying to rip me off. Just because I'm a Christian, just because I'm a nice guy, it doesn't mean I'm a wimp."

The contractors countered in the article by saying Perry made arbitrary demands before dismissing them and refusing to pay their final bills.'s calls to Perry's attorney to determine the status of the lawsuit were not immediately returned.

Michael Jackson

The King of Pop is no stranger to lawsuits.

While awaiting trial on child molestation charges in 2004, Jackson was sued by the Los Angeles antiques and furniture store Mayfair Gallery for failing to pay nearly $180,000 on a bill. According to the complaint, obtained by AP, Jackson rang up a total of $378,875 in a May 2004 transaction in which he purchased 20 items, including a malachite urn, a Louis XVI-style bust clock, silver bread holder and an "Austrian gold-painted dancing girl."

Jackson agreed to return the antiques to settle the lawsuit, according to according to Saul Reiss, an attorney for the company that owns Mayfair Gallery.

Jackson was hit with a second lawsuit around the same time, this one alleging that he failed to pay producer J. Marc Schaffel more than $3 million in loans and producing fees for Schaffel's work on two Fox specials on the pop star.

Jackson filed a cross-complaint, and in July 2006, a jury ended up awarding Schaffel $900,000 and the pop star $200,000.

Three years later, Jackson again was accused of not paying, this time by the Los Angeles drug store Mickey Fine Pharmacy, which claimed, in a lawsuit obtained by TMZ, that Jackson ran up a $100,000 tab for prescription meds over two years but never paid.

Jackson's spokeswoman, Raymone K. Bain, later told "The Insider" that he amicably settled the dispute.

Isaiah Washington

The former "Grey's Anatomy" star has had a run of bad luck in recent years.

Ousted from the show after outing co-star T.R. Knight, Washington has again found himself ousted, this time from his house in Santa Monica after he failed to pay the $20,000-a-month rent. The landlord filed an eviction notice last week after Washington was $100,000 in arrears.

On Monday, Washington and his family were seen moving out of the home, according to

Kanye West

Rapping about a Mercedes Benz is one thing, paying for it is another.

In 2002, West, who often raps about the cars in his songs, and his KonMan Entertainment company leased a 2003 Mercedes-Benz G500 and then stopped paying for it, according to a lawsuit filed in May 2006 by DaimlerChrysler Financial Services. The car company was asking for more than $53,000 after West stopped making his $1,295-a-month payments on the car.

"Due to KonMan's default in the surrender and payments, [DCFS] has elected to accelerate all amounts owed and declare the entire unpaid balance ... immediately due and payable," read the claim obtained by MTV.

In addition to the remaining balance on the lease, the company was asking for punitive damages.'s calls to West's lawyer to find out how the matter was resolved were not immediately returned.

Britney Spears

When the singer's life was falling apart last January, paying the bills was likely the last thing on her mind.

Las Vegas stylist Nancy Rosu understood that but still wanted to get paid for the work she did buying and shipping clothes to Spears and her children. In January 2008, Rosu filed a complaint claiming that she was owed $50,000 and had not been paid since August 2007.

Even so, Rosu left the door open to work things out with the singer. Her attorney Natricia Tricano told People magazine, "There's no ill will or hard feelings. I know she's got a lot of things going on in her life."