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Enrique Iglesias -- I'm BAILING On Britney!

3/29/2011 1:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hours after Britney Spears announced an upcoming North American tour this morning -- her accompanying act, Enrique Iglesias, has reportedly dropped out. 

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According to Billboard.com, an official announcement is coming soon ... but so far, it's unclear why Iglesias wants off the tour.

The tour is scheduled to kick off in June.

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61.

Jim in Cali    

@60... Britney always used sex appeal to sell her music. And how can you say that you would never watch Britney perform yet go in a five sentence rant about why Britney is so bad for America, blah,blah. I thought you said you don't watch her? Then how can you determine she is bad for the world? I really dont' care either way but these kind of posts on here from "angry" TMZ posters are just so ridiculous. Some of you guys need to find something to do to be a productive member of society!

1219 days ago
62.

Daisy    

Britney's show is nothing but soft core porn. She can't sing, and she is devoid of any real musical talent. Her shows sells, so people like her for some reason.

1219 days ago
63.

Ashley    

Good for him. I was so disappointed when I heard he was going to be on her tour. He's so much more talented than her.

1219 days ago
64.

bring back recent posts    

...good call...Jim in Cali..I believe the word for them is hypocrites!

1219 days ago
65.

Adult    

Saw this pig lip syncing this AM - smart move on his part to bail before the uprising!

After shelling out a lot of $$$$$$ there will be an uprising of former fans wanting there money back because of there not being a statement on the ticket indicating the vocals are not live!...

Brit.....the next Whitney Houston, has been.....

1219 days ago
66.

lori    

BRITNEY IS PORN? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? IVE SEEN ENRIQUE IGLKESIAS "HERO" ACT ON STAGE GAG GAG GAG AND TAKING HIS HANDS AND PUTTING IT ON HIS SO CALLED A-S? AND LAYING ON TOP OF HIS BACK UP SINGERS AND HIS SONG 'TONIGHT'? IM F---CKING YOU? PLEASE GET A GRIP FAT WOMAN YU NEED TO GET YOUR STORIES STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU KNOCK SOMEONE ELSE DOWN ENRIQUE IGLESIAS IS PURE TRASH A DIRTY PHONY AND MONEY HUNGRY NOTHING! GET YOUR STORIES CORRECT BEFORE YOU WRITE AND DONT MAKE OUT LIKE MR ENRIQUE IGLESIAS IS CHOIR BOY!!

1219 days ago
67.

my opinion    

Britney doesn't even dance anymore. She's fat and thick looking. Her days as a dancer are over. She isn't even close to what she used to be. She moves her arms up and down and sways from side to side a little bit and calls that performing?????

1219 days ago
68.

windrider    

I imagine when Enrique made the commitment to tour with her, he probably assumed that Britney was in touring shape. She's not. Either she's completely dropped all her dance training again (she didn't set foot in a dance studio for over a year before getting ready for the HIAM video) or she's had so many dance injuries that she simply can't dance well again or she's over medicated. But combined with the fact that she HAS to lip-sync the Femme Fatale songs because her voice has been electronically altered to death AND the fact that her dancing isn't even close to up to par, she's clearly NOT ready to tour. I note that she's only touring North America. Probably because she knows that European audiences won't tolerate another tour where she lip-syncs the entire concert and now she can barely dance. They booed her, walked out and demanded their money back on the Circus tour; they'd be throwing things at her if they saw her turning in this kind of lackluster performance. I had really hoped that she was ready for a comeback and I love the album. But as many critics have noted, this really isn't Britney's album; it's really the producers' and writers' album and they could have accomplished the same thing technologically using ANYBODY, not just Britney. This is sad to see because she's still so young. Maybe she needs to take more time off. Madonna didn't tour for eight years because her heart wasn't in it and she was raising her children. But when she came back, she came back with a vengeance and stronger than ever before, because she WANTED to come back. Watching these tapes, I get the feeling that Britney doesn't really want to be doing this; that she's being pushed by management and the label. Enrique knows this tour isn't going to go well unless there's a dramatic change in Britney's performance skill, and he doesn't want to be dragged down opening for a subpar act.

1219 days ago
69.

Sue    

Britney fans also love Tom Cruise.

1219 days ago
70.

lori    

@70 omg please open your eyes all youre talking about is her dance dance dance the girl can dance!!!! and as far as her lip syncing all artist do it and so has enrique iglesias face the fact enrique iglesias doesnt want to be an opening act for a major talented young girl who has sold more albums then enrique iglesias has and has more talent in her 1 finger then enrique iglesias has in his hasbeen body! enrique iglesias has plenty of other people writing music for him too check your facts! Britney is much more liked and well known then enrique iglesias!

1219 days ago
71.

Sue    


She USED to be popular but she is going downhill at a very fast rate. She can't even perform anymore. People are going to start revolting at her concerts...just watch.

1219 days ago
72.

Lagoon    

"If anyone reads these comments to Brit Brit? I see another head shaving in her future."

Lori, that's funnnny.

1219 days ago
73.

Hello is anybody in there?    

72# @70 omg please open your eyes all youre talking about is her dance dance dance the girl can dance!!!! and as far as her lip syncing all artist do it and so has Enrique iglesias

Britney used to dance great but a lot of musician can dance but she doesn't sing at all i never seen her actually sing since snl year 2000!OK Enrique has lip sync before but i seen him sing for real plenty of times and most REAL artist have never lip sync thank god.

I can't believe Brit's fan defend her so hard I'm not jealous or a hater i like Britney as a person it's just the lip sync i and many other has an issue with.She doesn't write sing or make them she doesn't even sing them live and she can't dance good anymore so why do people still love Britney spears?

1219 days ago
74.

Hello is anybody in there?    

75# write song's i mean

1219 days ago
75.

lori    

@75 Get over it already! who sold more albums? her talent proves it all. enrique iglesias wormed his way out of touring with her because she will blow him away period! end of this conversation!

1219 days ago
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