I missed this update last week, but better late than never. Two weeks ago, LeAnn Rimes was in Texas as part of her latest “tour.” She performed at Billy Bob’s Texas. Some old of LeAnn’s old friends came out to see her – those friends were Billy Mack, the country radio personality, and his dad Bill Mack. Billy Mack took LeAnn to task on social media for her alleged rudeness towards him and his dad. Mack called out LeAnn for her “lack of humility” and a “Kardashian attitude.” Mack has now deleted those tweets and his Facebook post about the incident, but you can read what he wrote here. In any case, LeAnn’s rep (that poor bastard) went to Us Weekly late last week to clear the air:
While the Macks seem to imply that LeAnn Rimes, 33, purposely ignored them, she offered to meet with them both before and after the concert ended — an offer the Macks turned down “for personal reasons,” according to Rimes’ rep.
“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 tells Us. “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.”
Adds the spokesperson: “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.”
So, basically, the Macks wanted to stop by and see LeAnn before the show to say hello and wish her luck – and keep in mind, she KNOWS them and they were friendly at one time – and she shut down their request because she’s such an amazing professional and she needed all of this time before her super-important show (which barely anyone came to). While I understand that performers will and do need time to get into a performance mindset, it’s not like the Macks were asking LeAnn to play a game of chess before her show. They just wanted to say hello! Plus, one of these gentlemen was well into his 80s – he probably didn’t want to stay for the whole show, you know? He just came out to see the woman he thought was a friend.
Also, someone tweeted this over the weekend. LeAnn acts like a diva while boarding planes too.
— Rachael Jones (@1970Rachael) April 16, 2016
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.