Shortly after it was announced that he would be touring with [artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist] this summer, and then it was revealed that he would not be hitting the road with the Femme Fatale, Enrique Iglesias finally addressed his fans on the matter.
Though he didn't go into the details, Iglesias posted a message on WhoSay.com, saying, "Hey guys, sorry for the confusion regarding a possible tour in the summer with Britney Spears. We are on the Euphoria Tour and will continue to do so including some soon-to-be-announced dates in US. So hope to see all of you soon."
Iglesias came clean as a raft of rumors began swirling about who may replace him on the tour, including whispers about a certain "Jersey Shore" DJ, a fellow Disney star and a certain Barbie-loving Queens MC.
Spears has revealed to MTV News that she would love to tour with Usher if given the chance, and Zap2It quoted unnamed sources saying that Joe Jonas is a top candidate to join the outing, since he's working on a dance-leaning solo record that might fit in with the Spears vibe.
And, after shooting down rumors that she might join Simon Cowell's "X Factor," Young Money honey Nicki Minaj has also been mentioned by TMZ as a possible replacement, which would make for a fierce female double-bill. The gossip site said the two camps were in "serious talks" and that it's looking "very good" that an arrangement could be reached by this weekend.
Though he would not likely do the whole tour because he's slated to film season four of the "Jersey Shore" in Italy next month, DJ Pauly D was mentioned in the New York Daily News as a potential opener for Brit. That would make perfect sense, since the pair share a manager in Larry Rudolph, but spokespeople for both had not commented on the rumor at press time.
Spears Britney's Femme Fatale tour is scheduled to kick off on June 17 in Sacramento and will run for 26 dates through North America, winding up on August 13 in Toronto.
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Don't miss "Britney Spears: I Am the Femme Fatale" on Sunday, April 3, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.