Grammy award winning R&B artist R. Kelly was waiting in his trailer, getting ready to get on the Soulfestaz stage in Tolleson, Arizona this weekend when he was told he hadn’t been paid for the performance. That’s what he said his management told him. So he left. On Facebook he wrote: “They told me they had it but when I got here the money wasn’t here. So it’s nothing personal against my fans. This is business ya’ll and I hope you understand.”
The organizers of Soulfestaz and AMEC Records say they did pay R. Kelly — $70,000 in cash prior to his arrival, “and [he]was offered an additional $15,000 cash from on-site box office sales, as well as revenue from pre-sold tickets from ticket vendors.” Think someone had the foresight to get a signed receipt for that $70k?