Ne-Yo Wins R. Kelly Lawsuit

Published: Tuesday 2nd Sep 2008 by Sam
Ne-Yo Wins R. Kelly LawsuitR&B star Ne-Yo has won the lawsuit he filed against a tour promoter acting on R. Kelly’s behalf, after unceremoniously being thrown off a joint tour with the ‘Ignition’ singer back in January. Peep the report below:

Because of some backstage machinations, Ne-Yo is a little bit richer.

The R&B star has scored a nice payday for being dumped from R. Kelly’s road show last year. A Los Angeles judge has ordered Kelly’s promoter to pony up $700,320 to the “Because of You” Grammy winner.

Ne-Yo went to court in December, alleging he was bounced from the Double Up tour because his opening set was getting better reaction from fans and critics than Kelly’s. The bill also featured Keyshia Cole and J. Holiday.

Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey made his default judgment after Georgia-based Rowe Entertainment refused to respond to the lawsuit filed by Ne-Yo under his real name, Shaffer Smith.

Per his suit, Ne-Yo was supposed to earn $785,000 on the 25-date jaunt, but the 25-year-old performer was canned by Rowe after the second show on Nov. 15 and only received a fraction of the contracted amount.

At the time, the promoter blamed the dismissal on Ne-Yo’s camp for not completing the proper paperwork. {Source}

Good to see justice served…

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  1. Anonymous September 2, 2008

    Woot Woot Ne-Yo!

  2. Anonymous September 2, 2008

    GO NEYO!! hope dat pervert kelly burn in hell!!

  3. Nick September 2, 2008

    man, I aint gna lie, R. KElly used 2 b the hottttness!! BUT aftr I heard about this,I said, I would NOT support him anymore- GO NE-YO GO NE-YO, NE-YO is sooooo awesum & such a great guy (did u hear his comments aftr he got kikd off the tour??) handled it sooo gentleman like-GOD knws the truth!! ….

  4. Anonymous September 2, 2008

    Yeaaahhhhh Ne-Yo!!! I knew you would win..

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  6. JNez September 3, 2008

    good for ne-yo. an official passing of the king of r&b torch. ne-yo will wear it proudly.

  7. Anonymous September 3, 2008

    Ne-Yo is indeed a gentleman and justice was served. He was mistreated by an arrogant individual who did not want anyone to steal his shine….but it happened anyway. We still checking for you, NeYo. Keep up the good work.

  8. Evorgleb September 3, 2008

    My boy C-Hyphen put me onto the whole R.Kelly/Ne-Yo lawsuit over on Highbrid Nation and I kinda wanted to just see what others were saying.

    It seems to me that Ne-Yo was better off getting kicked off the tour. Got all the money and didn’t have to work for it. But what’s with Kelly? How come this guy is always having issues on tours. Remembers the mace in the eyes things when he was on tour with Jay-Z?

  9. Miranda Priestly @ Runaway Mag. September 3, 2008

    Since my younger years I was always iffy about R Kelly. Ever since his bathroom habits were exposed, I’ve just plain stopped liking him altogether.. Thats good for his a$$…..

  10. Anonymous September 3, 2008

    Way to go Ne-Yo. Kudos to how you handle this situation. You are and will always be a gentleman. It’s time for R. Kelly to step off. A new king has arrived.

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