The Sun reports Britney was “in floods of tears” following word that she’d have to back out of her scheduled duet with Michael Jackson as lawyers for HBO threatened to sue Spears for millions if she made the appearance.
Michael also was very upset as an insider told the Sun, “He just wept into his phone. He was inconsolable.”
Also hurting Britney was the fact that boyfriend Justin Timberlake would appear with Jackson that night while she wouldn’t.
A pal told Dominic, “She so wanted to perform on stage with Michael but now the men in suits have said she can’t.”