Britney Spears announces tour with Enrique Iglesias, then Enrique Iglesias drops out of Britney Spears tour [video]
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When you're Britney Spears, drama always seems to find you. The singer dropped her seventh album, "Femme Fatale," Tuesday and announced her joint tour with Enrique Iglesias on "Good Morning America" the same day. But hours later, Iglesias dropped out of the tour.
Woe is Britney.
The "Hold It Against Me" singer teased fans via Twitter, writing: "Can't wait for you guys to see my GMA concert from San Francisco tomorrow morning plus a special tour announcement afterwards."
The announcement came and went, and Spears and Iglesias were set to kick off their North American tour June 17 in Sacramento, playing 26 arenas in the first round of dates, according to Billboard. But the Spanish singer backed out soon after the announcement.
"Enrique didn't need to do a tour with Britney, as he's already on a sold-out tour," a source close to Iglesias told Us Magazine. "At the end of the day it was better for him to just continue his own tour."
Despite the "GMA" announcement, "the deal was not done," the source added. "It was strictly a business matter.... It had nothing to do with Enrique's ego or having a problem with opening. It was always a co-headlining tour.... In fact, Enrique prefers to perform first, as he doesn't like to perform late in the night."
So maybe Spears just jumped the gun?
In an unrelated matter, we do know that she upset radio and television personality Carson Daly by refusing to do a live interview with the Amp'd Radio DJ.
Daly has known Spears for most of her professional career, going all the way back to the MTV "TRL" days.
"never that restricted. Even when I interviewed Michael Jackson, it wasn't anything like this...it's really insane," he wrote later in response to some angry followers. "I'M UNPROFESSIONAL? FAKING AN ENTIRE INTERVIEW?"
And some of us thought Kevin Federline getting girlfriend Victoria Prince pregnant was the big Britney-related news of the day.
What's up with Brit-Brit? Let us know in comments.
For the record, 5:05 p.m. April 8: The photo caption below originally said the picture of Britney Spears was from a March 27, 2010, "Good Morning America" appearance. Spears was photographed at a March 27, 2011, concert. The footage aired March 29. The caption has been revised.
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Photos: Britney Spears, left, in San Francisco on March 27, 2011; footage from the performance aired two days later in a segment on "Good Morning America." Enrique Iglesias, right, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on March 28, 2011. Credits: Tony Avelar / Associated Press, left; Robert Vos / EPA, right.