Singer Ne-Yo has taken a bite out of reports he walked away from an $800 (£533) meal without settling his bill.

Bosses at Manhattan nightspot Negril claimed the Monster hitmaker and a group of pals enjoyed food and drinks at the eaterie last month (Oct13), but walked away without paying.

The venue's manager even followed Ne-Yo to a nearby club to recoup the cash but the bill has still not been paid - and now the star has shrugged off the claims by insisting he's too wealthy to try to get a free meal.

When quizzed about the allegations by, an angry Ne-Yo replied, "Anybody that knows me knows that I don't have to dine and ditch... $800, seriously?"