So remember when R. KellyÃ‚Â had Ne-Yo off his Double Up tour? Well, Ne-Yo is suing his ass. Ne-Yo‘s law suit claims he was kicked off the tour because the audiences and critics liked him better than R. Kelly.
Ne-Yo says he expected to earn $785,000 for opening for Kelly at a minimum of 25 concerts, but only recieved $50,000 after he was fired after only two performances. In response, R Kelly’s spokesperson, Allan Mayer said, “The idea that R. Kelly had anything to do with Ne-Yo being dropped from the Double Up tour is just plain silly. As we said at the time, Ne-Yo was dropped because of a contractual dispute with the tour promoter, and in fact Ne-Yo is not suing Kelly but only the promoter.
Ne-Yo may think blaming the situation on R. Kelly will improve his chances of collecting from the promoter, but if he does, he is sadly mistaken. Anyone remotely familiar with R. Kelly knows he is confident enough in his own abilities to be happy to share the stage with enormously talented people Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the more talented, the better.”