New York (ANI): Mary J. Blige's 'extreme and unwarranted' diva antics saw organisers at last weekend's Jazz in the Gardens musical festival in Miami Gardens vowing never to have the singer back, it has emerged. And the drama started even before Blige, 39, arrived at the venue.
"While she sat in her limousine, her personal guards came into the press tent to clear out the area like they were the Secret Service," the New York Daily New quoted a source, as saying. The insider added: "They first demanded that all print and online journalists be kicked out because Mary didn't want to take questions. They were acting like she was Michelle Obama or Queen Elizabeth."
When the guards were done Blige is said to have sent them in a second time to force the remaining journalists to back up 10 feet farther from where she would stand. The informer said: "When Mary finally emerged from her car, she walked into the tent for literally two minutes wearing dark shades - even though it was nighttime. She struck one pose and then walked off without bothering to say a single word. Her antics were extreme and unwarranted."
And even audiences had to wait for about one and a half hours before Blige stated performing. The snitch said: "Her handlers kept saying that she would go onstage when she was ready. But it was almost midnight when she got on, which took the entire festival into overtime."