R Kelly has dealt a massive blow to fans hoping to see him bring his musical magic to one of the seven seas, as he has pulled out of his planned performance that was due to take place this October after the singer claimed the company organizing the event have yet to pay him.
The 'I Believe I Can Fly' hit-maker had struck up a deal with cruise company Concerts Cruise Llc for the singer to headline their five-day long 'Love Letter' cruise in October. The singer had agreed to play two shows during trip from Miami to the Caribbean, however has backed out after the company were unable to pay him the fee initially agreed upon.
A spokesperson for Kels has spoken to Tmz stating that the singer "had been looking forward to the cruise and was ready, willing and able to perform for fans." However it was on the cruise company's behalf that he was forced to pull out. The rep also told Tmz: "He [R Kelly] is sorry for any disappointment but plans to see his fans very soon on a U.S. tour." Concerts Cruise has promised customers that refunds are available from point of purchase via email.