LeAnn Rimes’ Rep Blasts Claims of ‘Kardashian Attitude’
A representative for LeAnn Rimes is fighting back after a Texas radio personality accused the singer of behaving badly at a recent concert.
Us Weekly reports the trouble began when Rimes was in the Lone Star State recently to perform at Billy Bob's Texas, which bills itself as "the world's largest honky tonk." Texas radio host Billy Mack and his father Bill Mack, who wrote Rimes' breakthrough hit, "Blue," attended the show, and apparently the younger Mack didn't feel he'd been treated well.
“Almost comical … My dad and I go to Billy Bob’s Texas (Which is a whole other story) to see LeAnn Rimes and wish her the best (which by the way the lowest attendance I’ve seen there in a long time),” he wrote in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. “No wonder why she is a has been in the industry.
"Her lack of humility, to her fans, my dad, Curb Records, or anyone else who has ever been in her corner in the early part of her career is hard, but a lil cute to watch. Sometimes it's best to stay in LA. Don't crawl back to Texas with a Kardashian attitude, expecting a Texas size applause. I wish her the best, but you can’t fool the fans. I speak only for me, and nobody else on this matter.”
Mack did not elaborate on what happened, but in a statement to Us, a representative for Rimes claims the singer offered to meet with the Macks before her show, which they refused for "personal reasons."
"In hindsight, Bill Mack and his son's desire to see LeAnn on their time frame with no regard for the time frames that are part of every artist's protocol before shows was the only 'diva' attitude going on," Rimes' rep says.
“LeAnn and her family love Bill Mack. She has no idea why he would harbor such intense ill feelings about her and why he could talk as if he knew anything about her personal life," the rep continues. “LeAnn honored and thanked Bill Mack on the stage that night during her show before singing Bill Mack’s song ‘Blue.’ She did this all three nights of her shows in Texas.”
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