As an R Kelly fan, I can honestly say there is a lot I would do to see this man in concert. And apparently, I’m not the only one. According to Monroe Lousianna’s CBS affiliate, KNOE, fans from across the south paid $150 per ticket to see the Chicago bred singer at the Monroe Civic Center. Flyers advertised the event as a birthday extravaganza.
The event was even posted on Ticketmaster as “Ced’s All Black Affair” with a live performance from R Kelly.
A concert goer, who wants to remain anonymous says that a performance from Kellz did not happen.
“We was scammed because 10 o’clock we was there, no R. Kelly. 11 o’clock no R. Kelly, 12 o’clock no R. Kelly, 12:45 no R. Kelly. 1 o’clock here comes an impersonator.”
In fact, she doubts he was even there. Instead, an R Kelly impersonator took the stage and performed for about 4-5 minutes.
When concert goers reached out to the concert’s promoter, Cedric Johnson, he released a response via text message.
“I’m so sorry!!! I got duped!!! If you was calling on behalf of the show: I will be refunding half of your MONEY BACK: ONLY PPL WHO PAID; Yes I will be refunding half of people’s money back…I WILL BE WORKING THINGS OUT WITH TICKETMASTER!!!! Once again Sorry. “
Though there are screenshots of Cedric’s text message, Johnson contacted KNOE and said the text message did not come from him. So as it stands, it’s unclear whether refunds will be issued or not.
I know if this were me, I would be searching for Cedric in the daylight, with a flashlight. $150 is not chump change. And an R Kelly impersonator just won’t cut it. Wonder if R Kelly will speak on this whole debacle.
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