Kelly Price accuses Texas promoter of not paying her
"Whoever raised you should be ashamed today cause they raised a liar," the singer said.
R&B singer Kelly Price doesn’t take kindly to being taken advantage of — especially when it concerns money.
The “Friend of Mine” singer took to Instagram Live to call out the promoter who “couldn’t afford” to pay her after a performance.
Price, along with singer Lyfe Jennings and standup comedian Marcus D. Wiley, was listed as a performer for the 1NE Hope Experience in Galveston, Texas on Saturday and shared a video of herself promoting the event.
“You would tell the people at the venue that I canceled tonight because I was too upset about my grandmother?” Kelly said angrily. “If I was too upset about my grandmother I would’ve never gotten on the plane. The woman that I am today is because of my grandmother and it’s the reason why I got on the plane to do this concert today.”
“I would’ve seen her tomorrow and she would’ve been proud that I held up to my agreement and that I was a woman of integrity, and that I came and did what I said I was going to do. First and foremost! I don’t know who your grandma is. I know who mine is but whoever raised you should be ashamed today cause they raised a liar,” the singer said to the promoter.
She continued, ” And they raised a cheater, and they raised someone who don’t pay their bills, and they raised somebody who would blame a woman for them being less than a man and not being able to handle his business. I said it. I meant it. And you are going to see it cause enough people will see it and will let you know that they saw it. You suck. And I hope that from now on anything that you try to put on it sinks and it fails because nobody deserves to be treated the way you treated me and Lyfe Jennings this evening.”
She then called promoter Kendrick James and RevUpNation, “horrible, disgusting and despicable” and said he doesn’t “deserve the platform of a promoter.”
Price ended the video saying he messed up by bringing up her grandmother and that God will “stand up” on her behalf.
She posted updates on Instagram discussing the incident and continuing to call out the promoter. Musician Dee1 told Price in the comment section, “I was booked on this concert too sis. I’m going thru the same thing. But hearing this about your grandmaw’s name being thrown around is heartbreaking and not cool at all.”
Celebrities and fans of Price took to the comment section of a Hollywood Unlocked post to voice their support including Claudia Jordan who said, “Wow! Can’t stand these Janky promoters!!!!” while another user responded, “They better give Kelly her coin ASAP!!!”
People took to social media to react to Kelly’s video including writer Candice Marie Benbow who tweeted in support, “Kelly Price did what she had to do!”
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