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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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FunnyMan    

We shall call him SEE LESS GREEN now.

57 days ago
17.

chiarimom    

He was also late very rude put on ****ty show

57 days ago
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Keri Merriott    

CeeLo has so many other projects......he's gonna make it anyway......He is Movie Star Status and that probably not change.......plus there is no way CeeLo raped anyone......LOL!......It's so sad....LOL....you make it big and people will say or do anything to ruin it!!!!!!!

57 days ago
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Dab710    

I got more than 40 mins. worth of material....you got to be braindead to be in this industry as long as CeeLo and not have more than 40. mins. worth of material....that's prolly why he's slippin' date rape drugs in peoples drinks and rapin' em

57 days ago
20.

harveyisalwaysright    

Im from Arkansas and I heard ceelo sucked. He was also an hour late.

57 days ago
21.

c hado    

I saw him at our Riverbend... have to say was a great disappointment, he was late, rude and not that great....his back-up (warm-up) band did most of the show

57 days ago
22.

HDLoVe    

He looks like a bald headed Biggie Smalls. I look forward to seeing him open for Lionel Richie this year.

57 days ago
23.

JennA    

Sounds reasonable to me. Why would they pay him the rest if he didn't fulfill the contract?

57 days ago
24.

FREEDOM    

THE BIG MIDGE.

57 days ago
25.

FREEDOM    

YUCK.

57 days ago
26.

static    

Unprofessional and untalented.

57 days ago
27.

Unbroken Chain    

Not surprised. He is a non talent little piggie

57 days ago
28.

Woot    

They should be forced to pay the stupid tax for hiring such a no-talent loser.

57 days ago
29.

777    

Haven't seen him wearing anything other than black and red ever since he did the satanic ritual with Madonna at the Super Bowl. Start noticing when you see him. Gonna be wearing black or red every single time.

57 days ago
30.

Tax    

Why was he hired anyway? He does not have enough music material to put on a 75 minute show anyway! He's a one hit wonder!

57 days ago
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