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R. Kelly

Boots Ne-Yo from Tour

11/20/2007 3:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

More drama unfolds with R. Kelly as R&B singer Ne-Yo was suddenly removed from Kelly's latest tour. Kelly's camp cited the lack of a signed contract as the reason for Ne-Yo getting dumped.

Ne-Yo's camp issued a press release about the incident earlier this week, saying Ne-Yo "expressed genuine concern regarding not having the opportunity to complete the tour."

Kelly has been known to have tour trouble. In 2004, he and Jay-Z's conjoined tour came to a halt after Kelly was blasted with pepper spray by a member of Jay-Z's entourage. Jay later said that R. Kelly was a weepy, emotional wreck, prone to crying fits during the duration of their tour. Just recently, Kelly's longtime publicist resigned, citing serious "lines being crossed" as the cause of the split. Somebody is a straight-up diva -- and it ain't Ne-Yo!

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montana mike    

evidently ne-yo is over 14 years old, and wouldn't let kelly piss on him

2506 days ago
2.

Fly on The Wall    

I cant post no more - harv sent me an email and said to shut it down -boycott TMZ all - they dont play fair

2506 days ago
3.

Bird    

R. Kelly is an idiot who doesn't want to share the spotlight. He is doing a disservice to his fans.

2506 days ago
4.

Posh is nasty    

R. Kelly is a little b****, I remember in 2004 he dropped off of Jay-Z's tour, get it together, pisser!

2506 days ago
5.

pappi6    

I THINK SLIM WHITMAN CAN FILL IN!!!!!!!

2506 days ago
6.

Hal    

R. Kelly is a low life piece of crap. Karma will get him!!!!

2506 days ago
7.

Ladyslof    

Why does R. Kelly still have a career? If you can call it that. Maybe he needs convert to the porn business.........

2506 days ago
8.

College Grad    

@montana mike

LMAO, that's hilarious!

2506 days ago
9.

Logo Designers    

kells is a bum

2506 days ago
10.

nataliec    

or was it because ne-yo was not into being pissed on!!!!!

2506 days ago
11.

StonePhilips    

It seems that after 16 years of hits there are still some Kelly doubters. “The R” doesn’t need Jay-Z or Ne-Yo to continue his musical mission. I actually gained more respect for him after the piss incident because the hits kept comin. The industry is lucky to have him.

2506 days ago
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Insert comical name here    

The Fly has been swatted? Yea, something good happened today.

2506 days ago
13.

Aaliyah    

It's obvious Neyo didn't handle his business by signing a contract. How the hell you gonna on tour and not have sign contract. Kellz was doing him a favor by allowing him to tour without a contact while Neyo people handle the legal ranglings. If anything Neyo drop the ball. Kellz don't need Neyo!!! Kellz been in the business too long so how is he hating.

2506 days ago
14.

CHRIS    

i think r kelly cant stand when someone out shines him. he probably thought that ne yo wasnt to popular......guess again kell's........

2506 days ago
15.

huh?    

What the F is a NE-YO???? These clown rappers crack me up with the cutesie names. Is that supposed to be street slang for No Talent Dumbass?

2506 days ago
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