A Los Angeles judge has ordered Kelly's promoter to pony up $700,320 to Ne-Yo.
Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey made his default judgment after Georgia-based Rowe Entertainment refused to respond to the lawsuit
Per his suit, Ne-Yo was supposed to earn $785,000 on the 25-date jaunt, but the 25-year-old performer was canned by Rowe after the second show on Nov. 15 and only received a fraction of the contracted amount. At the time, the promoter blamed the dismissal on Ne-Yo's camp for not completing the proper paperwork. But Ne-Yo insisted it was because fans reacted better to his opening set and R.Kelly became mad.
Kelly was not named as a defendant in the suit.