Photo: Jennifer Lopez Loses Major Gig Over Major Demands
Jennifer Lopez has reportedly lost a job after her diva demands proved too much for her employer.
According the New York Post, JLo was asked to perform during the opening ceremonies for the India Premier League cricket tournament. The tournament is pretty much India’s version of the U.S. Super Bowl, so being asked to perform is a big deal.
‘The demands made on behalf of Jennifer were outrageous,’ a source told the Post. ‘She effectively priced herself out of the event. It was an idiotic move because the audience for this event is huge. It’s like the Super Bowl halftime show. Last year it drew 56 million viewers.’
Among the demands were numerous hotel rooms for her and her massive entourage of stylists, assistants, and a chef and use of a private jet.
Rather than meet her demands, the IPL reportedly hired rapper Pitbull to take her place, but this to the first time Lopez’s requests have shocked the media.
In 2010, when the singer-actress was set to film a music video to benefit African victims of AIDS, her backstage ryder included a 45-foot trailer, white couches, white lilies, yellow roses with a red trim, apple pie a la mode, and a number of odd demands.
Lopez’s rep has said she was not fired from singing at the IPL ceremony, but was just too busy in the recording studio to go.