The drama surrounding R. Kelly's alleged no-show at a party in Louisiana on Saturday night (26Oct13) has just taken another bizarre turn - the soul singer's representative insists the hitmaker was the performer fans mistook for a local impersonator.

Concertgoers who booed the lip-syncing man offstage at the gig in Monroe are demanding refunds, but now Kelly's aides are insisting the performer was the real thing.

It appears even promoter Cedric Johnson was left confused - he initially stated he "got duped" over the show, but has since denied he made the remark.

Johnson has promised to explain all.

R. Kelly himself has yet to comment on the controversy.