Saturday afternoon, Jennifer tweeted, “To my uk fans that were coming to the mj show in wales. I will no longer be attending due to major production issues. I would have thought they would have informed you all by now, so since they did not, I am. Thank u for your support.”
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According to TMZ, a rep for Hudson confirmed that the singer cancelled because she felt that producers didn’t give her enough time to learn the music. This came as a surprise as all of the performers received their prepared music at the same time.
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Jennifer’s rep also says the producers “completely understood” why Jennifer would not be performing, but other reports claim that producers were caught totally off-guard. Jennifer had been paid upfront upon agreeing to perform, and there’s no word yet on if the rumored six-figure fee will have to be returned.
Ne-Yo ended up taking Jennifer’s spot to close out the show with a bang.
Do you think Jennifer should have pulled out of the MJ Tribute?