March 30, 2011 02:06:29 GMT
'Despite initial reports based on formal discussions of the possible run,' a spokesperson for Enrique confirmed he will not hit the road with Britney Spears.
During a March 29 episode of "Good Morning America", Britney Spears announced she's going on a tour with Enrique Iglesias this summer. His representative dismissed the news hours later, clarifying that the "Hero" hitmaker won't hit the road with Britney "despite initial reports based on formal discussions of the possible run."
It seems that the announcement was made too early since Billboard reported the talks hadn't been done deal when Britney revealed the planned joint gig. Although the official statement from Enrique's camp didn't specify details of the dead-end negotiation, the publication suggested the initial plan was that he would serve as an opening act, but carry full production throughout the tour.
Enrique himself is currently on his own tour to promote his latest studio album "Euphoria". Although he's unable to go on a tour with the "Circus" singer, he "has great respect for Britney and is a longtime fan of her work." In a further statement, the rep added, "He is very sorry for the confusion this might have caused to anyone."
Beside losing Enrique as her opening act, Britney who is expected to hit the road starting this June has also canceled her scheduled appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". "@TheEllenShow has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts on both ends. Trying to put it back together for a later date," her manager Adam Leber tweeted.
Her other TV appearances to promote her new album "Femme Fatale" will air as scheduled. She recently taped "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" with "Jackass" crew. "Just did my first @jackassworld stunt with Knoxville and company. Knoxville better watch his back," she shared.