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R. Kelly Sued By Longtime Manager For $1 Million


That R. Kelly just can’t seem to make any new friends, or keep his existing ones.

Derrel McDavid, the singer’s longtime manager–through the thick and thin–is suing for an alleged pre-negotiated sum of $1 million.

Via TMZ:

R. Kelly is an ungrateful tightwad who screwed over the guy who made him a star … at least according to a new lawsuit.

Derrel McDavid says he’s managed R. Kelly for decades and helped him navigate from a nobody to a superstar.

Things soured last year … and Kelly and McDavid parted company. According to the lawsuit they made a deal … Kelly would give McDavid $1.3 million and they’d walk their separate ways.

McDavid says Kelly made the initial $300K payment, but the deal called for additional $40K a month payments for 18 months and he hasn’t received a cent.

McDavid’s suing for the $1M balance.

We reached out to Kelly … but we haven’t heard back.

Kelly’s reluctance to pay the man may be related to his failed struggle attempts at peddling his new Bump ‘N Grind cologne. Maybe he needed McDavid around to tell him that was a terrible idea?

Photo: Instagram/R. Kelly

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