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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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106.

Pamela    

wimpy, wimpy, wimpy

1219 days ago
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jus-sayin    

Why would anybody want to open for Britney? eewwwww

1219 days ago
108.

dd    

If she goes on tour now it's going to fail, SHE'S NOT READY and she'll probably find a reason to quit in the middle of it anyway.

1219 days ago
109.

lori    

ITS A SIMPLE AS THIS----- BRITNEY IS AN AMAZING ARTIST AND POP STAR AND SELLS HUGE AMOUNTS OF HER MUSIC SHES WELL KNOWN WELL LOVED AND RESPECTED SO MUCH! SHES A YOUNG GIRL WHO HAS OVERCOME ALOT IN HER YOUNGER YEARS AND I THINK SHE IS AN INSPIRATION TO GIRLS FOR THIS NOW! SHE WILL SELL OUT THIS TOUR AND DO AWESOME! ENRIQUE IGLESIAS IS NOTHING BUT A WASTE OF TIME ESPECIALLY IN THE USA HES NOT WELL KNOWN OR WELL LIKED AND THIS BAIL OUT REALLY MAKES HIM LOOK LIKE A PIECE OF GARBAGO! HE MADE A BIG MISTAKE AND NOW HES BEING LAUGHED AT AROUND THE WORLD AND FOR THE PERSON WHO KEEPS SAYING LIP SINGING ALL ARTISTS DO IT. ENRIQUE IGLESIAS DOES IT TOO. NOW ENRIQUE CAN BE HIS MACHO MAN WITH HIS OVERAGED FANS!

1219 days ago
110.

Star    

I never thought Enrique and Britney were a good fit. He doesn't need Britney to create a successful tour. I rather Britney team up with her label mate, Chris Brown. Britney hasn't been herself since her breakdown. Her GMA performance wasn't her best. She did a little better on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, and yet is still wasn't her best performance. Chris Brown was spectacular on Dancing With The Stars. I rather Chris and Britney do a limited North American duo tour. At least, if you attend the concert, you're guaranteed a great performance from one of the artist. If Britney has a good day, you'll get your moneys worth. If she has a bad day, you have Chris Brown to look forward too. It's a win win situation for both talented artists.

1219 days ago
111.

srsly    

can we do a study to determine the nature of the delusions that cause people to think britney has an actual talent, like lori? i'm curious if it's physical brain damage or maybe just extreme emotional stunting due to only having exposure to US pop culture.

lol i just don't get it.

but it definitely makes me laugh.

1219 days ago
112.

farid    

i'm a fan of enrique. i hink its obvious that enrique is so much bigger than opening act for anyone. but the thing i cant understasnd is that why if they were about to have enrique just for opening didnt clearly claim??????? and of course the lose is for britney even if enrique would be the headliner!!!!! and one other thing for those who say britney is way better than enrique : facebook fan of enrique: 14,583,449
facebook fan of britney: 9,411,789
now who is the big loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????????

1219 days ago
113.

haim    

opening for a certifiably crazy mother of 3 is not the greatest career move

1219 days ago
114.

mariana    

well I just saw him in concert and it was great, a lot of people the place was full of people, he do not need to be touring with someoneelse, less being an opening act,she should look for someone not that famous, it will be a great opotunity for that singer, and before you star saying that his ego etc I do not think if because of that is more about his position as a singer and how he want to project himself ...do oyu think that Britney will be a opening act to for example Madona..I do not think so ...not a smart move

1219 days ago
115.

Roberta    

Good Boy Enreique, you know a talentless bimbo when you see and hear her!

1219 days ago
116.

CubicleDweller    

This coming from a guy who has a zippered pocket on his hat...

1219 days ago
117.

moi    

Britney is the bigger star and makes the big bucks! I will give her that!

As musicians, they both really suck.

1219 days ago
118.

Dawn     

wow ok im not a huge spears or enrique fan but anyone knows britney has more pull then he does. is he seriously that ****in dumb to say no to a tour with her??? talk of stupidity

1219 days ago
119.

Kate    

At least Enrique can actually sing!

1219 days ago
120.

bboy    

Good for you Enrique, stand up for yourself...these people on here don't have a clue on the entertainment business or your historic musical background. Do you!

1219 days ago
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