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Miss Ross Booed in Jamaica, Mon

1/28/2008 6:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Oh, the diva has gone and done it this time!


Diana Ross pissed off a crowd of 40,000 at the 2008 Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, where Miss Thing, 63, was booed and heckled by Jamaicans attending the festival in Montego Bay -- after organizers told them that "to honor Miss Ross' wishes, she will not be shown on the monitors." That news was greeted with widespread hissing. Oh no she didn't!

Patrons in the stadium-sized arena were unable to see the diva onstage, so they called for organizers to put her performance up on the big screen. "It was at the eleventh hour that her manager said she wouldn't allow us to IMAG (In Vivo Imaging) her performance," said a concert promoter, "and, if any cameras were present, she would not go on stage."

Hisses turned to full-out boos when Ross started her set with Supremes hits -- and the crowd beyond the first section couldn't see her -- and the booing continued throughout her set.

No Makeup -- Click to LaunchFestival spokesperson Carlette DeLeon issued a statement Sunday blaming Ross for upsetting the Jamaica crowd, saying, "The much anticipated performance of Diana Ross on Saturday proved somewhat disappointing to many patrons who expected a very interactive set. Miss Ross' request to have a restricted display of her performance however, inconvenienced patrons who were left feeling distanced from the stage and her performance."

Attendees paid from $80 to $307 to watch Ross -- who was reportedly paid $300,000 for the gig -- perform the hour-long set with fellow headliners Mary Mary, Billy Ocean and KoKo Taylor.
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TheTruthBeToldAnOnlineNameAintWorthFightingOver    

She's out performing
But doesn't want to be seen.

And Brit's the nut job?

2370 days ago
17.

SanDee    

These "Stars" seem to forget it's the fans who get them where they are.

2370 days ago
18.

Silly Lilly    

what a troll... she is as arrogant and horrid as she was when she was younger and so FULL of herself. I cannot stand how FULL of herself she is. No cameras? ITS 2008 hag.... ick i dont know WHY people insist on supporting this stuck up in love with herself witch.

2370 days ago
19.

TheTruthBeToldAnOnlineNameAintWorthFightingOver    

I correct myself.

She's PAID to perform
But doesn't want to be seen...

2370 days ago
20.

Gertie    

you people are classless ignorant morons. Miss Ross is and always has been, a very fine talent Those bozos in the audience shoulda stayed home and smoked more dope

2370 days ago
21.

Democrats are evil    

These pretentious snobs can be so vain. I guess the close ups would show her age.

2370 days ago
22.

Party 'till you die!    

Why would anyone want to see her face on a large screen> Looks like she pissed of a lot of her Gaymaican followers! If there is a Hell and each of us has their own version of it, then she is the opening act in mine!

2370 days ago
23.

Silly Lilly    

1- WHY call her MISS ROSS? PUHLEASE...
2- PRETENTIOUS COW... well said number 7
3- What is wrong in Montego Bay that they even want to see this thing?
4- Why is she wearing a scrunchie around her body
5- ew

2370 days ago
24.

TheTruthBeToldAnOnlineNameAintWorthFightingOver    

You'd think that reputation would be why she had to go to Jamaica...

2370 days ago
25.

streaker bee    

She appears to be lip-synching (quite obviously at one point). No wonder she doesn't want anyone filming her face.

2370 days ago
26.

Anne Hathaway    

I would like to quote a previous poster..................

13. what a troll... she is as arrogant and horrid as she was when she was younger and so FULL of herself. I cannot stand how FULL of herself she is. No cameras? ITS 2008 hag.... ick i dont know WHY people insist on supporting this stuck up in love with herself witch.

Posted at 5:18PM on Jan 28th 2008 by Brooklyn Lillies

Miss Brooklyn...you are absolutely correct. Diana Ross had a fine voice in her day, and the Supremes made some beautiful music. But she is without peer in her incredible ego and arrogance. I read a story years ago where she was performing in a theater in Atlanta, and stipulated to the folks running the show that no one working at the theater was to make eye contact with her. I am not makiing this up. What a miserable way to live your life...regardless of who you are.

2370 days ago
27.

SuzyCreamCheese    

She's not stupid, she didn't want to be seen lip syncing on the big screen.

2370 days ago
28.

Larry Fuller    

I know Mary Wilson would NEVER treat fans like that!!! Just remember she demands to be called Miss Ross! Of the original Supremes, Florence Ballard had the best singing voice followed by Mary Wilson. I guess it does pay to sleep with the boss to goet to the top. Miss Ross's oldest daughter's father is Barry Gordy, owner of Motown Records. Diane really did get nasty with those below her stature (in her mind).

2370 days ago
29.

Adrienne    

Attendees paid from $80 to $307 to watch Ross -- who was reportedly paid $300,000 for the gig

I'd do the esophagus cam with the Blue Man Group for 300,000 an hour, what is she hiding, hmmmmmm

2370 days ago
30.

Adrienne    

per gig too

2370 days ago
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