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CeeLo Green

Concert Promoters

REFUSE to Pay Over Short Show

5/27/2014 6:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0527-ceelo-01Diminutive rapper CeeLo Green came up short on Saturday night and it's apparently going to cost him ... because a concert promoter in Arkansas is refusing to pay him.

Green performed at Riverfest in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday night.   Green was contractually obligated to play for at least 75 minutes ... but his performance only clocked in at around 40 ... at least that's what Riverfest board member Cheddy Wigginton tells TMZ.

Wigginton said they had to pay nearly half of Green's fee up front -- they're withholding the rest. He said Riverfest won’t be looking to recoup the deposit.

We reached out to CeeLo's camp ... so far no word back.

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1.

Sieron    

Does he even have the material to fill up 75 minutes?

148 days ago
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Joshua    

He looks like a talking milk dud.

148 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

This is NOT the kind of publicity any performer wants. Many more stories like this and he will see himself getting fewer and fewer gigs. Forty minutes sucks.

148 days ago
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zombie    

He had to finish early to go find some groupie to give the date rape drug to. He can't be bothered with pesky contractual obligstions. Come on leople!

148 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Who would pay to see him anyway

148 days ago
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kewljewl    

I'm sorry...but he is not a great singer. Saw him perform "live" on the Voice...ya...I had to change the channel . It was pretty horrific

148 days ago
7.

ShanePaulWalker    

I know a lot of fans probably came to see him at Riverfest. I like CeeLo but you gotta perform for your fans.

148 days ago
8.

Duke Steele    

A short show. Get it?

148 days ago
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onlydatruth    

Cheddy Wigginton? What is this, a spongebob character?

148 days ago
10.

cee lo     

cee lo the best.

148 days ago
11.

Now u know.    

Dang he is almost round

148 days ago
12.

bigfranklittle    

Come on TMZ CeeLo is a rapper? And I'm sorry the promotors should have have known he wasn't a 75 min set artist how far can you stretch 2 or 3 hits?

148 days ago
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cmg    

Really 40 minutes. I would be upset tooooo. I wonder how much the tickets were. Then u have to figure in parking and waiting in line. If u get hungry then their food costs. Then add in transportation. Maybe he got sick. I would be made as a fan if he didn't have a good excuse.

148 days ago
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mikensnowmass    

"refused to pay over the short show?" yep thats what he said to the hooker when the lil guy couldn't make it all the way up?

148 days ago
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Ron Fing Swanson    

This goof just looks like a creep. A date raper.

148 days ago
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