(CBS News) R. Kelly refuses to set sail.
The R&B singer has pulled out of a cruise ship performance because he says the promoter won't pay him for the gig, reports TMZ.
His rep told TMZ, "R. Kelly had been looking forward to the cruise and was ready, willing and able to perform for fans. He is sorry for any disappointment but plans to see his fans very soon on a U.S. tour."
Concerts Cruise LLC told customers about the cancellation and says it will "handle all applicable refunds at point of purchase."
The five-day cruise was scheduled for Oct. 1-6 -- from Miami to the Bahamas.
Kelly was supposed to play two shows during the cruise. Other performers included Walter Jones, Albert Torres, and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
This isn't R. Kelly's first cancellation this year. In June, he bowed out of a series of promotional appearances for his new album and memoir due to illness. At the time, a spokesman said the R&B singer was suffering complications from throat surgery.
Kelly recently released his new album, "Write Me Back," along with the memoir, "Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me."