News: R. Kelly Stiffed On $3.4 Million Touring Bill
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2008 10:00AM
While R&B superstar R. Kelly has been awarded by a judge unpaid touring fees totaling up to roughly $3.4 million, he has still yet to be paid.
According to BBC News, the multi-platinum selling singer's company, R. Kelly Touring, filed paperwork in a Los Angeles court requesting a judge review and confirm the award he was granted by an arbitrator last month.
Kells was previously told that Leonard Rowe of Rowe Entertainment had not fully compensated him for performances done in 2007 and 2008. Originally disagreeing with the decision, Rowe has yet to provide any evidence of completing his required payments to the singer.
As of today, Kells has yet to be paid in full and is awaiting legal action on behalf of a Los Angeles judge.
In related news, mega-hit maker Ne-Yo recently received damages of $700,320 last month when he sued Rowe's company for firing him as the opening act for Kells' "Double Up" tour two years ago. Alleging his removal was due to the fans' preference of him over Kells, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered Rowe to pay the singer and his touring company for damages.