TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Enrique Iglesias: My Ego Couldn't Handle Britney

3/30/2011 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Enrique Iglesias dropped out of the upcoming Britney Spears concert tour because his ego couldn't handle being her opening act ... multiple sources connected with the tour tell TMZ.

0329_enrique_iglesias_getty_ex_2

We're told lawyers and agents for Britney and Enrique were hammering out an agreement for weeks, and the terms were finessed to make Enrique appear to be a co-headliner.  We're told both sides agreed to the deal and that's why the announcement was made Tuesday.

But just hours before Britney's camp went public, Enrique was burning up the phone lines and the Internet, engaging various people connected with the tour in lengthy conversations in which he made it clear -- he was, in reality, Britney's opening act and he wanted out.

One source says the deal was actually very favorable to Enrique ... "great terms and great placement."  But we're told it all came down to taking the stage before Brit -- too much to handle.

213 COMMENTS

No Avatar

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments
1.

john5oregon    

I wouldn't be embarrassed to open for Britney. It would probably be the best performance of the show anyway. :-P

1268 days ago
2.

Lori    

Since they're both losers? What's the problem Enrique? Is your Machismo ego getting in the way?

Just do what Brit Brit's husbands and boyfriends do, close your eyes and pretend you're with George Clooney :)

1268 days ago
3.

sparced    

too funny... too many queens at this party

1268 days ago
4.

john5oregon    

Although, I do think it's kind of **** to back out at the last minute like that...

1268 days ago
5.

Cujeaux    

This jerk sucks! He's got brass cajones and is as chauvenist as ever. Ship the F'er back to Rio where he can get trampled to death.

1268 days ago
6.

JLS    

And he thought he was above being her opener??? OMG LOL. He's not even on the level of her little toe.

1268 days ago
7.

zzkinnardzz    

Haha! Shes the bigger star... Duhhh thats why your opening for her... No one wants to see ricky martin, Oops i mean Enrique iglesias. ;)

1268 days ago
8.

JAMES    

HE ALWAYS DID HAVE AN ATTITUDE PROBLEM
AND ALWAYS THOUGHT HIS STUFF DID NOT SMELL
NEVER BOUGHT A RECORD OF HIS AND DONT KNOW ANY ONE ELSE WHO DID
LOSER
NEVER HEAR HIM ON THE RADIO!!!!!

1268 days ago
9.

SeaThom    

He's F.I.T.H. if he thinks he is any more than an opener for Britney. Who the hell does he think he is? Lets see the record sales pal. You blew a good deal.

1268 days ago
10.

Googie    

He had the right to back out if he didn't want to be the opening act, but he should have done it sooner. Sorry to say Britney still doesn't appear to be ready to go on tour. She's not agile on her feet as she used to be. She seemed to walk through instead of dancing. Perhaps they shouldn't have her walking around stage. Have her stand or sit while the dancers do the dancing around her.

1268 days ago
11.

biglou64    

I'm guessing his girlfriend (Anna) would be having a problem with him opening for Britney.

1268 days ago
12.

Cujeaux    

This one hit wonder should be grateful that people have even heard of him here. He must be hanging with the Sitch too much. All he has is that repetitive Jersey Shore song that was on the charts for a half a day. He's probably in his late 30s yet he still acts like a big baby. "My father's Julio Eglaziaz" He's a greasy smarmy loser as well!

1268 days ago
13.

ali gator    

Enrique, you are a wuss. Its the biggest thrill to mount the stage, put on an ass kicking show and then step down and watch the headliner crap their pants wondering how they would keep up. You must not be a real musician cause we live to steal the show from the headliner. NOTHING is more fun than doing the best show you can and pushing the headliner to play better, and get over better. It's not easy to do when the people are there for the headliner but it also gives you freedom and there are lower expectations for the opener.

Enrique, grow a set will ya, you are an embarrassment to all musicians female or male.

ali gator chomp chomp chomp

1268 days ago
14.

Serena    

Good! I was not excited at all that he was opening for her anyway.

1268 days ago
15.

MusicMaven    

Seriously?! Hmmph! Say/think what you will about Britney, but in THIS country, he's NOTHING/NObody, compared to her!

What a joke AND a jerk!

1268 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web