The recession must be much worse than I thought.

A man named Victor Diaz is suing the group Jagged Edge for failing to perform at his wedding last month. No, really.

TMZ reports:

He wanted to surprise his fiancee by getting JE to perform their famous “Let’s Get Married” song at their wedding on November 19.  Diaz claims he reached an agreement with the band’s reps … and shelled out $10k for the deposit and other costs — but the band never showed up. 

So let me get this straight. This guy planned to have the song “Let’s Get Married,” performed at his wedding? The one with the very un-romantic lyric “we ain’t gettin’ no younger girl, we might as well do it?” I hope there’s a personal joke history behind that one. I really do. But congrats on the nuptials.

But … the band says they were never aware of the gig — telling TMZ Diaz must have been dealing with someone who falsely posed as a representative of the band. Diaz isn’t buyin’ it … and believes the band decided to flake on the wedding when they got an offer for a higher paying gig on the same weekend. Diaz says he’s preparing to sue Jagged Edge, the record label and JE’s management company — telling TMZ, “They humiliated me and cost my wife her dream.”

So let me get this straight…things are so bad out there that people are posing as a group that’s already seen its heyday? Or is it that a group that’s already seen its heyday isn’t bothering to just own up to flakiness? I’ll admit that I wouldn’t recognize Jagged Edge if they walked through my front door right now, but I think Mr. Diaz has been duped.

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