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R. Kelly

Cancels Concert Cruise ...

I Don't Sing For FREE!

8/11/2012 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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R. Kelly
just pulled out ... of his highly anticipated act aboard a cruise ship ... telling TMZ it's all because the company couldn't cough up the cash they originally promised.

If you didn't know already ...  a company called Concerts Cruise LLC hired the singer to headline their "Love Letter" cruise ... where he agreed to play two shows during a five-day trip in October, sailing from Miami to the Caribbean.

But now RK is singing a different tune ... he just axed his involvement with the shindig claiming the promoter (Concerts Cruise LLC) never actually paid him. 

A rep for the singer tells TMZ, "R. Kelly had been looking forward to the cruise and was ready, willing and able to perform for fans. He is sorry for any disappointment but plans to see his fans very soon on a U.S. tour."

Concerts Cruise sent an email to customers informing them of the cancellation and saying they will "handle all applicable refunds at point of purchase."

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16.

jeff    

I heard for his encore, he ***s out and pisses on an underage fan! A true showman. Sometimes it's hard to do with everybody watching, anticipating. That's alot of pressure to perform.

811 days ago
17.

systasoulja    

Awww go get Randy Travis off the highway he'll do it! Oh get him an outfit first...

811 days ago
18.

Gretel    

It must be a strictly over age 18 cruise or he'd be there like white on rice. no pun.

811 days ago
19.

dd    

Cheapos, don't book acts if you can't pay!

811 days ago
20.

jimi    

i'm sure all 5 people were pissed off , or is it on?

811 days ago
21.

SheisHot    

Isn't this guys only claim to fame involve pissing on Kim K?

811 days ago
22.

Rex Shaw    

r Kelly should continue work on writing 'Trapped In The Closet' part 13 said nobody ever.

811 days ago
23.

Jodi    

TRANSLATION=Hardly anyone bought tickets to his show and R. Kelly refused to perform for $100 dollars.

811 days ago
24.

Cheryl A.    

The child molester would get a free trip, free food and lodging for only singing a couple of nights.

811 days ago
25.

manbearpig    

R. kelly don't sing for free unless he's got a 12 year old to sex-up.

811 days ago
26.

Carl    

How much could an R Kelly concert be worth? I probably have more money in my checking account than what he should be getting paid for a concert these days.

811 days ago
27.

Phishie from Philly    

Now if this was the Love Boat he would of song for free. Yo Isaac! Get me a 16 year old, Cognac that is.
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Phishie from Philly

811 days ago
28.

M&M    

R JAY was the one who pissed on K, r kelly is the low life who likes teen girls.

811 days ago
29.

Oh A 💛💋    

He may not sing for free put he will sure pee on you for free !

811 days ago
30.

laffnbear    

I would think anyone in his currant position would do ANYTHING he could for good publicity. Instead he tanks and adds to his poor image. Word of mouth is free and the best you can get.

811 days ago
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