IPL 2013: Jennifer Lopez loses out on opening ceremony gig due to lofty demands

Rap artist Pitbull (right) replaced Jennifer Lopez to perform with Shah Rukh Khan during the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League © Getty Images

Los Angeles: Mar 30, 2013

Hollywood actress-singer Jennifer Lopez reportedly got herself axed from an Indian Premier League (IPL) gig to perform for 60 million viewers when she gave the organisers a long list of unessential demands.

The 43-year-old insisted on a private plane and dozens of hotel rooms for her huge entourage, including her stylists, assistants and chef, reports thesun.co.uk.

Disgusted officials who wanted to book her for the opening ceremony of the IPL cricket tournament instead signed up rapper Pitbull for Tuesday’s event.

“The demands were outrageous. She effectively priced herself out of the event. It was idiotic because the audience for this event is huge,” said the source.

“She had turned down the deal because she was busy recording an album,” said Lopez’s spokesperson.