I Believe He Can Pay: R Kelly Sued For Cancelling Texas Show

US SINGER R Kelly has been sued by a concert promoter who claims the Bump n Grind star failed to return his full deposit after cancelling a gig in Texas.

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According to TMZ, Darryl Austin said he hand-delivered a cheque for $100,000 (approx £67,000) to Kelly’s team in January 2015, but when it came to nailing down the details for the Dallas concert a month later, they “played dumb” and claimed to know nothing about the show.

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Austin claimed that Kelly then returned deposit, only it was $30,000 (approx £20,000) short.

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Now, the promoter wants a court to demand that Kelly either pay back the rest of the money, or live up to his obligation and perform for his Dallas fans in April.

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This is not the first time the Ignition singer, full name Robert Kelly, has faced a lawsuit.

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Last summer, he was reportedly sued by his former manager after the singer allegedly failed to pay the first monthly payment of a $1.3 million (approx £650,000) settlement that was agreed when the two went their separate ways.

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Winkler & McDavid Ltd, which according to the lawsuit, managed Kelly until the end of 2013, claimed the artist is required to make payments on the first of every month through January 2016, based on a settlement agreed upon after the two parted.

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The lawsuit claimed Kelly failed to make his first monthly payment of $40,000 (approx £27,000) on August 1 2014.