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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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46.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

I thought this hag was dead already...
My mistake.. Just her Career is.

2423 days ago
47.

MissVee    

Could be a combination of the fact that she is not 25 years old anymore and/or she didn't want anyone to realize she was lip-syncing her entire performance.

2423 days ago
48.

Bubblebunny    

Somewhere between low class and no class. Who pays her salary.... This too, shall pass... Sooner than she thinks. The public is Pissed. At the economy, losing their jobs, shorter hours, high gas prices, expensive food, lousey stinkin' medical care. We need our Entertainers to help us forget our troubles, and THIS IS WHAT WE GET ?????!!!!!! No way! Stick a fork in her. She's DONE!

2423 days ago
49.

ss    

The pic of Diana without makeup looks like Nicole Richie.

2423 days ago
50.

Kevin    

Hisses and boos? Hell, the decision to hide her skanky, ugly face should have
drawn a standing ovation. She always looks like a heroine addict in desperate
need of a fix. She's been looking down right wretched for years now.

2423 days ago
51.

Dmitri Davelle    

Billy Ocean is still working?

2423 days ago
52.

Sbmt2no1    

She's just not aging very well LOL

2423 days ago
53.

April    

I'm not surprised, but when Mary & Florence come back, let me know,ok.. til then...I know, when Hell freezes over, gotcha..

2423 days ago
54.

lawrence Stern    

I saw Diana in concert just a couple of months ago in LA (at the Gibson Ampitheater). I was in the 3rd row - VERY close in the pit-- and she looked and sounded AMAZING. Maybe she doesn't like the large screens because they are distracting? However, don't bash her beauty and talent - they are both still very much in tact.

Lawrence

2423 days ago
55.

Bobp    

It's Karma paying her back for playing Jamaica. Shame on you, Missy. A huge gay icon playing the most homophobic country in the world..

2423 days ago
56.

L.S    

she's such a bitch w/ her nappy hair! your no diva old hag

2423 days ago
57.

Ummmhmmm    

If I remember correctley she has done this sort'a thing before ...?I could be wrong ,but I remember something simalar to the "Dont show me on the moniters" thing .They should of had a disclaimer ,so you knew before purchase she wasn't going to be shown(To other than the first few rows) only heard .I'd of booed her too ,they dont make a whole lotta bank in Jamaica you know Mrs.Ross .

2423 days ago
58.

Scott    

The Supreme Diva. There's only one. And she rules still. :)

2423 days ago
59.

tg    

I saw her several yrs ago and she was the same way. No big screens. She is WAY too full of herself. It's sad to have an ego so big it won't fit in your carry-on.

2423 days ago
60.

Bird    

Not too long ago there were no big screens at concerts and people still enjoyed concerts. I guess Miss Ross doesn't get that technology has improved some things and the fans didn't get that she is a little old fashioned.

2423 days ago
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