Jennifer Hudson a No-Show for Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

Rucuss staffOctober 10, 2011

Singer Jennifer Hudson was a no-show for the Michael Jackson tribute concert this weekend.

The producers of the tribute concert, which took place Saturday night in Wales, were upset when Hudson canceled at the last-minute. The weight watchers spokesperson claimed ‘major production issues’ was the reason behind the exit from the show.

Hudson’s camp insists the singer was not given enough time to go over and rehearse the music she was expected to perform even though she was sent her portion of the show the same time as Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, Alexandra Baker, Leona Lewis and the rest. Beyonce performed via video for the concert. Jamie Foxx emceed the concert and Jackson’s kids, his mother and several siblings were in attendance.

According to TMZ:

Hudson caught the show’s producers completely off-guard … especially since she was already paid to do the gig … this according to sources close to the show.

JHud tweeted Saturday afternoon she wouldn’t be doing the show — citing “major production issues.”

According to our sources, Hudson is claiming she felt the show’s producers didn’t give her enough time with the music she was supposed to be singing. According to our sources, Jennifer received her music the same time as all the performers.

Our sources say JHud signed her contract and was paid in full.

A rep for Hudson confirms the reason she cancelled, but says producers “completely understood.” Our sources say that’s not the case at all.

Wonder how long will it take her to send back the money they paid her? Hmm….

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