| 19 May 2022
R. Kelly sued for cancelling concert

MUMBAI:  Singer-songwriter R. Kelly is being sued by a concert promoter who booked him for an upcoming concert.

The promoter, named Darryl Austin, was peeved after the singer cancelled his performance at the show scheduled to take place in Dallas next month and failed to return the money Austin had paid him, reports

Austin said in his lawsuit that he hand-delivered $100,000 to Kelly's team in January as a deposit to hold him to his commitment for the concert. However, when he contacted the star's team again in February, they said they knew nothing about the event and they never agreed to have Kelly play there.

Austin then asked Kelly's team to return his money, but he only received $70,000 -- $30,000 short of what he had paid earlier.

The promoter wants the court to make Kelly pay the money he owes or perform at the concert as originally planned.