Shakira Clashes With FOX

3/29/2006 3:24 PM PST

Shakira Clashes With FOX

Shakira almost pulled the plug on her scheduled 'American Idol' performance tonight. Sources connected with the show tell TMZ that the singer had insisted her band accompany her as she opened the show, but FOX said "no." We're told it's because FOX didn't want to ante up money for her band.

Shakira drew a line in the sand and refused to perform. But, we're told, FOX blinked and agreed to fork over what it would take for Shakira's band to perform. So, the show will go on.