Ne-Yo Paid Not to Pee on R. Kelly's Parade

9/3/2008 9:22 AM PDT

Ne-Yo Paid Not to Pee on R. Kelly's Parade

Ne-Yo says he got the heave-ho from an R. Kelly tour because he was too big for R.'s liking -- and now a judge is giving him a nice green shower because of it.

An L.A. Superior Court judge ordered Rowe Entertainment to shell out $700K yesterday after Rowe never responded to a lawsuit Ne-Yo filed earlier this year. Ne (real name Shaffer Smith) wanted payback after he got dropped from the pisstastic one's tour -- because, he alleged, he upstaged Kelly.

Rowe had responded back when the lawsuit was filed it never got a "finalized" contract from Ne-Yo's agent, hence he got booted.