NE-YO PERFORMING IN ATLANTA // BEN ROSE FOR WIRE IMAGE
Not even a week into the tour, and the drama just keeps unfolding. First the Keyshia Cole incident and now this! The latest gossip circulating about R Kelly’s “Double Up” tour is that show opener Ne-Yo has been dropped. “I am disappointed that I won’t be able to perform for my fans,” he said said in a statement from Def Jam. “I love being on stage in front of fans because of the immediate feedback you get. You know right away if they are feeling you; and they were really feeling our show.”
Since the show’s opening in Columbus, Georgia, the concert reviewers have taken a liking to Ne-Yo’s set particularly and my guess is that R Kelly didn’t like that. So he did what any man with ego problems would do … he booted his ass! Jive (R Kelly’s label) is saying that there’s no animosity between Kellz and Ne-Yo and the reason for Ne-Yo’s departure has something to do with some legal mumbo jumbo. But don’t let them pull the wool over your eyes. We all know the real reason… I know Keyshia’s happy though!