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Alicia Keys was a no show to a party appearance at Pacha nightclub in midtown NYC. The promoters were $4,000 short on her $15,000 payment for the appearance so she was circling the block while they came up with the dough:
Alicia was slated for a midnight arrival, but by the time 1:30 a.m. rolled around, her bodyguards, friends and even boyfriend were all inside waiting for her. Outside, Keys drove around the neighborhood. “These promoters were digging in their pockets, looking for cash, and were still short. The owner of the club even offered to pay the remainder of the owed money himself, just to get her in the club.” That’s where fans who’d paid $25 a pop were waiting, says the spywitness: “One eight-months-pregnant lady, who is an Alicia Keys superfan, showed up and waited for hours just to see her.”
Keys’ manager, Jeff Robinson, told us, “This is the first I’ve heard of that,” when we asked him about the lack of payment. “I never heard she was getting paid at all.” Then why did Alicia not go inside even to meet her boyfriend? “Well, there was a lot of mismanagement by these club promoters, and that’s about all I know.” Keys’ fans got the shortest end of the stick, as many went home dejected after missing their idol. Usually devoted to her fans, Keys may have had no idea that the people at the club had paid to see her.
Here are some shots of her arriving at ABC studios yesterday:
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