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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.

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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.

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dd    

I'm sure there is a lot more to the story...this doesn't sound right.

1304 days ago
92.

Puckett    

So his Machismo won't allow him to open for Britney... but being a douche who backs out of a deal at the last minute, no problemo!

1304 days ago
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Pete RIchard    

The one thing that I don't understand is who in the hell would pay money to watch someone lip-sync??

1304 days ago
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LongJohn69    

He shoulda took the gig anyway. The crowd probably would leave after his performance and leave Britt standing there with her D_ _ _ in her hand. Haha

1304 days ago
95.

dd    

@84 ANN I think you're right I saw her on GMA and she is NOT ready for a major tour...

1304 days ago
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Dennis Johnson    

I agree with #3............

1304 days ago
97.

John    

Holy Cow, trailer trash Britney has her trash followers posting a ton of comments.

I agree with Iglesias, Britney should be the opening act for others. She can't sing without auto tune and she can't dance anymore.

1304 days ago
98.

Jay     

Does anyone really care about either of them. Sounds like a tour that will close in Milwaukee due to poor ticket sales

1304 days ago
99.

Christy    

Probably wanted out when he saw her performance in Vegas - major lip-synching, arm flapping, walking through the motions. Her tour is going to go down in flames and he didn't want to go down with her. Smart guy!

1304 days ago
100.

Jim in Cali    

@93 Cry me a river. Only good thing about Enrique is that he bangs Anna Kournikova.

1304 days ago
101.

SURFCOWBOY    

What a sackless little ***got!!!! I dont like Britney's music anymore, she use to be on top of everything and now shes at the bottom hole, never the less, he is EVEN deeper than Britney's bottom hole. He isn't even on the map apparently!!

ENRIQUE,just so YOU know, if you were such a super star, you wouldnt be opening for Britney despite the fact that youve been in the industry for so long. Its funny, you have fans etc but yet you are still an opening act. YOU SUCK!

1304 days ago
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weird al yankovich    

ego is a mutha f----r

1304 days ago
103.

lisa2    

God for him. He is a real singer songwriter. I am certain it was a hard decision but he would seem like an opening act signing first...just sayin

1304 days ago
104.

lalaland    

Can you blame the guy? He actually SINGS.

1304 days ago
105.

lisa2    

How the heck do you disable 'meebo' ridic.

Anyway Puckett, Enrique is not a douche it was signed on the dotted line and Brit Brit is no where near ready to tour. She needs a YEAR in the dance studio because her dancing was lame...as for the lip synching...nuff said.

#teamenrique

1304 days ago
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