R. Kelly Sued I Believe He Can Pay For Backing Out Of Show

3/29/2015 12:40 AM PDT

R. Kelly Sued -- I Believe He Can Pay ... For Backing Out Of Show

EXCLUSIVE

R. Kelly pissed off a concert promoter by pulling out of an upcoming show, and stiffing the guy on his hefty deposit ... this according to the promoter who just hit Kelly with a Texas-sized lawsuit.

Darryl Austin says he hand delivered a $100k deposit to Kelly's team in January for him to headline an April concert in Dallas. According to the docs ... when February rolled around R. Kelly's rep played dumb and claimed to know nothing about the show.

Austin says the real insult came when the self-proclaimed Pied Piper of R&B returned the deposit ... $30,000 SHORT!! 

Austin wants the court to either force Kelly to do the show ... or pay back the dough.