MediaTakeOut.com got word yesterday that LL Cool J has officially quit as the opening act to Janet Jackson's fledgling nationwide tour.
As we reported earlier, the tour has been having difficulty selling tickets. And while there's no official word on what went down, a MediaTakeOut.com snitch tells us that the tour's producer has been losing BIG MONEY. And word is that they asked Janet and LL to reduce the amount of money that they would be paid - and LL wasn't having it.
COME ON HOME NOW LL.. I GOT BREAKFAST WAITING.. MMMM
Sh!t. I dont blame him.
LL ain't no fool
It's all about dollars and sense for LL. This is another story that seems about right. Janet Jackson is no longer the young lady who can sell out venues. Ever since the wardrobe malfunction, and dating the midget, things haven't been the same.
ll is too sexy
Well the joint at the Verizon center in DC WAS PACKED...so i dont know anything about the promoter losing dough cuz i paid 175 for floor tickets.
but LL wasnt there so he aint see none of that dough...
oh plzzz he dont bring it the doe like he used to either
On second thought: LL Cool J leaving was a blessing disguise, now she can add some younger talent to the roster with less money. I'm certain that NeYo (if he isn't on tour now) would be a perfect fit.
GO TOUR OVERSEAS!!! WE HAVE CIARA AND 50 CENT NOW!!! DUHHHHHHH
ANYWHO *** OUT 2 ALL DA BI AND *** CHICKS OUT THERE!!!!
Can you say TITANIC, the ship is sinking...
The recession is real yall!
LADIES LOVE COOL JAMES
That's mess up. Well she kept cancelling the shows so how was they suppose to sell tickets. That's where they lost money...
I WOULD JUMP SHIP TOO. JANET HAS FALLENOFF, HER CD SALES STINKS HER CONCERT SALES STINK. SHE WAS DROPPED FROM HER RECORD CO. COME ON NOW PLEASE. HOW FAR CAN YOU GET AS AN AGING NON SINGING ENTITY? IM SEXY 41 AND I APPROVE THIS MESAGE
MTO this tour is NOT having trouble selling tickets at all! All of Janet's shows have been 85-90% FULL! Get it through your heads! I'm sure LLCoolJ had his reasons for dropping out, but poor tickets sales has NOTHING to do with it! Janet gets my love and respect. Thanks haters!
WE ARE REALLY IN HARD ECONOMIC TIMES!!!!! BEST OF LUCK TO U LL!!! HOPE UR LINE IS WORKING OUT!
"THATS WHATS UP!!!"
Why he didnt take the reduction in payment ill never know. Hope he got money stashed away now is not the time to turn down money.
wow i never thought i would see the day when janet cant sell tickets
HE SMART AS HELL THATS WHY!!!!
none of them are kids anymore and both of them have been making mediocre songs for the last few years. either step up your game or sit down already.
fck that tour....janet is over...its a RIZZY for you janet....i loved you in the 80's though...but boo...that was 20 years ago
They call me Big L'ly- big smelly!
why does he still say, "wave your hands in the air! wave 'em like you just don't care" "somebody scream!" ??
*** i dont blame him!
HE GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO LIKE LICK HIS LIPS FOR ME..
I DONT BLEAME LL COOL J TO QUITE SHE NEED TO STOP TOURRING SHE NOT WORTH THE MONEY ANYWAY SHE NEEED TO REST SHE IS CARRYING A CHILD JANET NEED TO BECAREFUL SO SHE WONT FAINT ON STAGE.ANDSTOP BEING JLO TRYING TO DANCE UNTIL SHE IS DUE. THIS IS HER SECOND CHILD AND THE BABY IS FOR JD THEY BORTH HAVE KIDS JD GIRL IS ABOUT 11 BY NOW AND JANET IS 27 SHE ISBEING RISE BY HER BORTHER JACKIE.
who cares,i mean i like ll and all right but his music is done,she need to get sum1 like chris brown or t.pain
Did anyone even know he was on tour with her from jump?
i didnt know he was on the tour!! i went to the mjb & robin thicke concert that sh!t was PACKED
LOl... hes a businessman.. I wouldn't perform either.
THERES A RECESSION! SH!T YOU BETTER GET WHAT YOU CAN GET AND STOP BEING GREEDY, I DONT CARE IF YOUR THE GOAT!
Get your pay homie im not mad at you. But then hell both of them are done so it's understandable.
he probably just quit cause he didnt wanna go on that wack tour lol
and cause he know wont nobody be there to watch them perform
I DON'T BLAME LL. HE SELLING OUT ARENAS WORLDWIDE. KID IS HOTTER THAN TI AND WAYNE ROLLED TOGETHER WITH THE SUN. ENOUGH BLOCKBUSTERS MOVIES TO MAKE WILL SMITH GREEN WITH ENVY. HE CAN AFFORD TO TURN DOWN THAT OFFER
LL I'm your baby your baby your baby. My goodness he is sexy!
gotta get that paper...LL went hard on his last CD...He rappin to the wrong audience...No?
I would quit too...Janet just needs to sit her azz down and produce some childre that look ,Like her, & not JD....Quit chasing the COME BACK!....I still luv ya janet...
FOR THE *** BUSSERS, THAT WAS SARCASM.......
i luv u LL
MTO do you even know how to accurately REPORT a story? Obviously NOT because if you even had some semblance of entertainment knowledge you would have been at Janet's shows and this story proves not only were you NOT there, but you didn't even take the time to check your facts before you wrote this story. It MTO tells you it's raining outside, go look for yourself.
Guess the recession really is real, y'all....
I understand that everyone not a Janet fan like myself... but man, y'all folks on here can be so cynical and negative, y'all really ain't nothing but haters but let me give u some facts I went to Janet's show in Houston on the 21st this month it was packed & nobody even noticed or cared that LL wasn't there and LL was just the opening act anyway....he ain't exactly a hot commodity these days his *** self, him & Janet bout the same age so my question is....does he think he can headline his own tour and make more?? I REALLY hope not!!!
PEOPLE CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT ABOUT THE JACKSON..... JANET IS THE BIZZNIZZ AND WLWAZ WILL B...
Do these promoters realize the country is in recession? Who wants to buy tickets to a concert? These days you must pick and choose where to spend your money. Plus, Christmas is coming.
I'd like to see the Color Purple coming to our area but I have another expensive thing I have to do.
I knew Ms. Jackson wasn't that sick. Good grief. Most people with migraines would've bowed out for good.
Publicists need to stop lying to the public. Look at what happened with Bernie Mac's publicist saying he was improving and would soon be discharged. They end up looking like fools with no integrity. The NY Post will call out a lying publicist though.
I went to Janet's concert in DC at Verizon Center and it was packed. Everyone has been saying that LL was not missed at any of the shows she did as well. As far as having Ciara and 50 cent is the main reason why music is not where it should be today. Sure they are creative artist but in truth they don't come even close to a LL or a Janet. The young acts today lack creativity and have no competition because they all perform and create on the same level. I don't Ciara selling out venues or going on tour by herself alone! lol. I love ciara but to compare her to Janet or make Janet seem less than her. I think not! With no Janet there would be no ciara. Why do people always try to bite the hands that feed them? With all the money problems going on in the USA; I say Janet is doing very well. Every album is not gonna be the best cause no one is perfect but that woman does put %200.00 into everything she does.
I DONT BLAME HIM
Yeah He should have considered the album sales before committing. Shes washed up - I love her but its a wrap - He would have been better off opening for Beyonce (my cousin's cousin) At least you know she shows up, shows out and if Bey falls down, we all know she gets RIGHT BACK UP lol
- yeah i said it! What?!?!
the problem with janet is dat she old *** avoiding da fact. no one in her age group will attend her show to hear her sing bubble gum lil girl pop songs. she needs to embrace her age of 45 *** stick to her contemporary fans *** tour with songs relevant to dem. songs dey grew up with janet wen she was in her early 20's. she would sell out stadiums caz those old folks would love to hear dem songs dat take dem back to wen dey were young. look at all dem white bands, rolling stones, u2, bon jovi, paul mcCarthny etc....dey selling out shows with folks their age with a few young heads. its caz dey singing songs dey made back in 1966 having dippie white broads passing out with soaked vaginas in extacy. now dem same lil dippie broads r old hens still in love with dem. so wen dey touring dem old fans get up *** support dem. *** Janet wants to compete with sexy ciara, ashanti, alicia, kerri *** a hole host of other young hot mammas. she in a *** timeworp like her looney big brother with a bad acid peel. str8 pathetic!
COULD YOU SEND HIM HOME TO ME FOR LUNCH...LOL
should'da done that a long time ago
@TRACYLEE.. YEAH GIRL YOU CAN HAVE MY SLOPPY SECONDS. LMAO.. HEY
Janet STILL got it! The Chicago Arena was P-A-C-***-E-D!!!
It's just that she's been missing & cancelling so darn much
DADDY GOT GOT GOT TO GET PAID...
His tongue was sore from all that licking his lips. He needed a break and put some ice on it
WHEN WILL Y'ALL SILL *** *** *** GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEADS??? AINT NOBODY HATIN ON JANET!! HOW LONG CAN SHE DO THESE CONCERTS. IT AINT LIKE SHES MARIAH, ALICIA KEYS,INDIA ARIE. SHES A NON SINGINGING I REPEAT A NON SINGING ENTITY SH HAD HER RUN FOR 22 , 23 YEARS. THATS A LONG TIME IN THIS BUSINESS ESPECIALLY WHEN THEBEEATCH CANT EVEN SING. ITS TIME FOR HER OLD *** TO PUT HER TIT- TEES BACK IN. HANG THEM UP, THROW IN THE TOWEL AND GO THE *** BACK HOME.PEOPLE LIKE MY MAN DONT WANT TO SEE OLD *** TIT-TEES THEY WANT TO SEE YOUNG ASSED TIT- TEES. GET THE *** OVER IT. IM SEXY 41 AND I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE. SHE HAD A LONG RUN EVEN LONGER THAN MARIAH CAREYS CAREER.Y'ALL GOING CRAZY OVER JANET AND SHE WOULDNT GIVE Y'ALL DUMB ASSED NIKKAS THE TIME OF DAY SO Y'ALL NEED TO GET Y'ALL FACES OUTTA HER C$NT !!!!!
THE LIFE OF PERFORMER'S OVER 40.. A JANET JACKSON STORY...NEWS AT 10.
L.L. IS A BUSINESS MAN.
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS.
apparently no one wants to see him either, the show still went on without lil wayne
HEY IT'S ALL ABOUT GETTING PAYED OR PLAYED THESE DAYZ BROTHER WASN'T HAVEN THAT!! LL YOUR MY SCREEN SAVER AT WORK LOVE YOU SEXY!!!
AND MY WALL PAPER AND LET'S NOT 4GET IN MY DREAMS ON MY BLK.PANET ETC.. LOLZ 4REAL THOUGH
I KNOW THAT'S RIGHT LL !!!!
ITS A RECESSION DAYUM
It seems things were going good before Janet got sick. That's too bad. She really is a good performer even though she is over 40. Contrary to what some of you think 40 is not old. And she looks great - so you wouldn't even know she was 40 if it wasn't common knowledge.
Why is he still performing anyway?
You all actually believe the sh*t that is posted on MTO? Janet is having no problems on this tour, believe that!! I was glad I didn't have to sit through LL's set at the ATL show. Why so much hate for Janet? She's old, she's washed up, why won't she quit? Why should she quit when she can still out perform people half her age? Dumbasses acting like people stay young forever, get over it.
RECESSION IS HERE AND I DONT BLAME LL EITHER!!!!!!
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I wouldn't pay to go see either one on concert...SORRY
Well, most of their fans are parents in their Thirties or older. They dont have time to go to concerts like the teeny boppers. Sometimes, you just have to hang your hats...
well he got a family to take care of..
Who has the money to pay for a concert?
I made my own concert....
LL Cool J is hard as hell.......
MTO.....SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS ARE GETTING OUT OF CONTROL, THIS IS TOTALLY UNTRUE, JANET JACKSON IS SELLING OUT AT HER SHOWS, I ATTENDED ONE OF MANY SOLD OUT SHOWS THIS PAST WEDNESDAY IN DALLAS, SO LL IS MISSING OUT, NOBODY THERE WANTED TO HEAR HIM ANYWAYS THEY JUST WANTED TO LOOK AT HIM, BCUZ HIS MUSIC SUCKS!!!!
THERE BOTH OLD...I DNT WANNA SEE NEITHER ONE OF THEM
HE SHOULD BE DA HEADLINER ANYWAY!!!
I can't wait to see some of you in your 40s. 40 is not old or geriatric. Have some f*cking respect for those who came before you. I'm saying this and I'm not even close to 40. I still suggest to anyone who is able, go see the show you won't be disappointed. The white mainstream media was successful in blackballing Janet and you jiggaboos followed suit. Brainwashed.
I don't know what people are talking about. I went to Janet's concert in the ATL, and she Killed It. That girl is on point. She is a true entertainer. She has the energy and the moves. She did every song you could think of. LL was not at the show, but he wasn't the reason I bought the ticket. He's alright but he couldn't headline a show. So he really needs to take what he can get. Don't sleep on Ms. Jackson. We didn't sit down for the whole 2 hours and 30 minutes she was on stage.
I DON'T BLAME EM, HELL HE GOT A FAMILY TO TAKE CARE OF. HE KNOW THE BUSINESS, HE KNOW WHAT HE DOIN(I HOPE). LL CAN PROBABLY GET MORE MONEY DOIN HIS OWN TOUR FEATURIN OTHER HIP/HOP PPL.
Maybe it was that wack azz SWAGGER commercial that's turning crowds away! Look TODD, go sit down and be an old rapper. Do your movie thing but the rap game at 48...c'mon. You look worst than Flavor Flav at this point. At least we know he's ignorant azz hell, focus on the chilren and your wife.
Janet...will alwaays be a show stopper.
LL's as Capricorn so...
not for nothing- i dont know how smart that was
RIght now - the way things are- your lucky ppl have the money to come to your *** show
*** is changing- and if you want to have a tour during this time- then you will have to make certain allowances.
Why is LL w/ Janet anyway....
If i wanted to see janet- wouldnt be gong for him
He need to have his own *** show then- or team up w/ some rappers...
his pretty dl azz is getting real old now...
Don't blame you LL....Artists make a lot of their money on tour sales anyway....Why just give away money?
SMART MOVE UNCLE L
UMM THIS STORY IS BS!!! ISN'T SOME MONEY BETTER THAN NO MONEY?? WHY WOULD LL QUIT AND TAKE NO MONEY RATHER THAN STAY AND GET PAID LESS? SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIT THEY WANTED TO REDUCE HIS PAY AND BECAUSE HE WASN'T HAPPY ABOUT THAT HE QUIT AND WALKED AWAY WITH NOTHING..AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT THINKS THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE?
@ BigBlackJack you had me... i only read the arena thing and was like, when did that happen and where was i. lol you got me!
lmao @ MYXY
Dayum that's a sexy pic of him!! Wooooooo!!!!!
Janet NEED TO LOSE SOME *** WEIGHT.
If she was skinny (like in the "All 4 You Video), PEOPLE WOULD COME.
SHE LOOK OLD DANCING AROUND WITH THEM TURKEY NECK ARMS AND THAT FAKE COSTUME GIRDLE!!!
LL should have gave her his workout tape!!!
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Janet should team up with TI - she would sell more tickets...
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NOW MTO U KNO THAT IS NOT TRUE. LL WAS UPSET BECAUSE NO ONE WOULD GO TO HIS SET. I MEAN LETS BE REALISTIC HERE. NO ONE GOES TO A CONCERT TO SEE THE OPENING ACT. ESPECIALLY IF THE HEADLINER IS SOMEONE AS ICONIC AS JANET JACKSON. LL IS A LEGEND AS WELL AND HE JUST COULDNT TAKE BEING THE OPENING ACT. HE LET HIS EGO GET IN THE WAY AND HE COULDNT HANDLE IT. I MEAN I LOVE LL BUT ME BEING A DIE HARD JANET JACKSON FAN THE TOUR WILL BE JUST FINE WITHOUT HIM. AND JANET DOESNT NEED AN OPENING ACT ANYWAY. MTO STOP TALKING SO MUCH *** ABOUT JANET!!
Personally, i think janet jackson need to sit her old azz down somewhere
get paid not played
Im just laughing my azz off @ the people who are saying that janet is "washed up" etc. You all have not seen the show! It was packed! And she sang and danced for like 2-3 hours straight. It was phenomenal and unlike any show I've ever seen before. Janet is REAL talent! I just hate how you people can come up here and disrespect her when you don't even know the truth. it just cracks me up. Anyways, Im through with this ***. Janet you rock!
well janet maybe its time you realize that you aren't top billing anymore.... your time MAY BE up...it couldn't last forever....it was a good run though...I mean you should have absolutely NO REGRETS...good times to different strokes to music to movies to the world ---really can you complain..leave the game at the top... LL i still believe you've had some work done... You look younger than your son....and although you're the G.O.A.T.(greatest of ANOTHER time) you're missing the mark with this generation... a few hits since the millenium does not a G.O.A.T. make!!!
IM GLAD LL WASNT GOIN FOR THAT! LOL ALL ABOUT THE PAPER!JANET JACKSON DONT NEED TO GO ON TOUR ANYWAYS! HER CD DIDNT SELL MUCH! Y ON ON TOUR! ON MAYBE SHE GET SOME LOYAL FANS TO COME TO HER SHOWS CAUSE NONE OF HER NEW SONGS DIDNT GET MY ATTENTION YET!
@CHITOWNBABY NAW U KNOW THATS MY BABY! LOL
HER VISIT ME WHEN HE WAS *** CHICAGO AFTER SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AT SEARS THAT DAY! WHAT A WONDERFUL VISIT! SORRY WIFEY SIMONE BUT I HAD TO HAVE YOUR MAN THAT ***! LOL HAHHAHA
IN MY DREAMS HUH?! LOL
WELL A GIRL CAN WISH!LOL HAHHA
IM SO NEGATIVE
I'm mad he's still opening for people. . .
I am old but STILL wouldn't pay to see them. I've had enough of them both.
I don't blame him...
It is time to hang it up. They had their share of stage time. They are to old now. Wht don't they know when to quit?
i KNOW he ain't quitting cuz of money...hias *** got a *** clothing line....at SEARS! as if that aint embarassing enough, he can't even rate his own fragrance....he's pimpin old spice. poor ll....as for jan, she said after AFY that she wouldn't do areana and stadium tours so y is she trying to fill up a center whenshe knows that's not what she wants?
jd needs to stop puking in her lap and needs to start managing his boo
Look at my mans' arms.Good Lawd...
@ pinkloy, I'm there with you. The people on here having a fit and ***(caps lock on)did not even go to ANY of the concerts and their lack of knowledge of the situation is magnified by their stupidity that they foolishly write on mto for the world to see. Janet is old school talent, real talent and if they had gone to the concert this point would be mute because they would have seen a true performer who has perfected her craft but because of their lack of knowledge they want to come on mto and flex when in reality ,they have no idea of what they missed.
im not putt'*** homegirl down but she had and her day and not doing 2 good these dayz....LL still off the chain and i dont blame him..no offense to janet because i have always been a fan of hers and always will...
If this is true, isn't SOME money better than NO MONEY? What the fcvk does leaving the tour prove? You can't make sh!t if you ain't doing sh!t!
I'd rather see Mr. Smith solo anyway!
Yall full of ***! Live Nation would of cancelled the tour if it wasn't selling. Every since you people posted a picture of the back of her stage saying the seats were empty goes to show you are only out to try and ruin her career. So anyway, water under the bridge. Yall *** be lying!
i cant say i blame him. he was doing her a favor, hell how many people want to see janet?
Oh well LL didn't get rich by reducing the money asked for.
I wouldnt reduce my money either.
SO WHAT TELL HIM TO DO HIS OWN *** TOUR IM SURE JANET DONT CARE...
What's good ma...
Looking fly over there....
Janet's my girl, 20 plus years still strong!
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Janet's career is headin down to0 beh ah BIG FLOP.! she needsz to0 let J.D. GOOOOOOOO; stay married to0 him b`cuz dey seem like ah cute couple...bhut get ah new manager or sumthin or wateva he is to0 her
WE'RE IN A RECESSION
AND THIS MAN HAS KIDS TO FEED!
Dang L can't we compromise? I'm a little *** on money too...lol
thats b-cuz janet has 2 put a little danger in her act, times have changed since the 80's & some women r more daring 2day while at the same time making it kool 2 b a lady- the 1st thing she should do is: get on a mix tape talking freeky over a funky-azz-beat and let JADAKISS do a 16-thats was'up!!
hey can you blame him though ????
LL better push his clothing line @ Sears a lil harder if he need some cash!
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The information I got at my radio station said that there was some scheduling conflicts, but I actually believe MTO on this one.
Everyone keeps talking about how the DC show was packed. Thats ONE show in ONE city. I'm convinced that Janet isnt selling any tickets.
Janets problem is that she's not evolving with her core fans and their age. She's still trying to be a bubble gum pop star.
At some point you have evolve the way a lot of rock stars do. Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, AC/DC, Duran Duran, Elton John, Prince and many others, can all put out albums and go platnum, then sellout every show, without having one hit single. Their fans know they're gonna get quality music, without even hearing one single.
Jay Z is getting to that point. Kingdom Come, and American Gansta both went platnum, without one hit single.
Hell LL could probably go on a small venue tour by his *** self and make money. Just do clubs, and places like The House of Blues or Hard Rock Cafe's
I see you ova dea tryna holla.Do ya thing but could you please not holla at my baby moms?
But someone said LL is searching fun on one interracial passion site --- i *** t e r r a c i a l c h a t s.c o m, there are some of his hot pictures.. joke or not?
Lies As Usual! LL wasn't even suppose to do all shows anyway just select dates. Janet didn't need no opening act anyway. MTO Loves to stay all on Janet! But can u ever just tell the truth. Why somebody gotta be murdered to get some respect. Yall was dissin J-Hud, now it's all Roses..I Hope JJ *** yall down for all the disrespect, ya'll couldn't even wish her better when she was ill. This site survives off hate,lies and negativity. LL and JJ both are paid 4 ever!
They both are past there prime there to old and no ones feelin their music.GIVE IT UP HAS BEENS!
hes *** anyway watt
6 years ago, I paid $140 per ticket to see Janet Jackson/Ginuwine in concert. I was in the 3rd row. Now, Janet came to DC and wanted $174 and that's not even the FLOOR section. Won't/can't happen! Didn't anyone tell her we're in a recession?
Add another group willing to take less than you had to pay the opening act...where's Whodini
WOW thatís crazy! You gotta be about your money! Nothing is free JJ. if you want Uncle L you gotta show him where the dollas at! LOL
WHY IS THIS SITE ALWAYS TRY'*** THEIR DAMNEST TO BRING JANET DOWN?
WHATS ASHAME IS JD ACTUALLY READS THIS ***, AND RESPONDES TO IT.
JANETS TOUR IS DOIN FINE, *** JUST CHECKOUT YOUTUBE AND YA'LL WILL SEE HOW PACKED HER SHOWS ARE.
My favorite performance of LL would be of him *** naked on my living room floor.
Let it go LL please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not a fan of either of Dem Anywaizz Juz Michael Lovee dat GUYY xxx