The infamous R. Kelly has just canned plans to sing onboard a cruise ship in October, ditching the high seas because the cruise promoter allegedly didn’t pay up.
“R. Kelly had been looking forward to the cruise and was ready, willing and able to perform for fans,” one of Kelly’s representatives told the site. “He is sorry for any disappointment but plans to see his fans very soon on a U.S. tour.”
For their part, the cruise company emailed expectant customers, writing that they will “handle all applicable refunds at point of purchase,” according to TMZ.
The five-day cruise was supposed to run from Oct. 1-6, sailing from Miami to the Bahamas.
Kelly wasn’t the only act on the roster, which also included Walter Jones, Albert Torres, and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
The company was unavailable for comment at time of press. But on Saturday, its website, ConcertCruise.com, still featured Kelly prominently.
“You’ve heard him on land,” the site read. “But you’ve never heard him at sea.”
For now, though, that second part looks to reamain just as true as it’s ever been.