R. Kelly Sues Over Performance Fee
R. Kelly is taking Spectra and its parent company Comcast Spectacor to court over a performance fee of $100,000 he claims he is still owed.
Rich Prepetit – R. Kelly
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Kelly played a show at Macon Coliseum in Georgia Feb. 12 and although he acknowledges he received a deposit in documents filed April 19, he claims that promises to wire him the rest of his payment were never fulfilled.
A Spectra rep told Pollstar that it was in full compliance with all contractual commitments surrounding the artist’s February performance in Macon.
Spectra provided documentation related to the performance in question to the Macon Telegraph, with information related to gross and net ticket sales redacted.
The Telegraph reported that a few days after the show $95,333 was wired to Real Talent Media Group, a Chicago promotion company that the paper’s documents showed was promoting the show.
Kelly was taken to court himself by a Mississippi lawman earlier this year, with allegations that the singer had a longstanding affair with the plaintiff’s wife and ruined the marriage.
Representatives for R. Kelly couldn’t be reached for comment at press time.