R. Kelly did not attend his own Love Cruise. Apparently, the promoters did not pay him upfront and he does not sing for free. A growing number of promoters are not paying artists upfront. The artists come out and suddenly they don’t get paid and someone has run off with the money or not enough tab on the bar was met to fulfill payment at artist’s lost. Others don’t pay upfront in case they pull out demanding more money right before event as some have done making it hard for artists and promoters to trust one another.
However, if R. Kelly had been one of those singers with shady management at least the promoters are returning funds to all who purchased a ticket. That’s some love note R. Kelly. What a heartbreaker some will say. Who’s right and who’s wrong? Are artists obligated to perform for their fans and take a loss or is it really all about their money? It’s a give and take situation that not many artists survive. You love your fans, but at some point you have to make a living spreading all that love. Disilgold.com