I didn't go and spend my US$75 (JM$5300) to go to the 2008 Air Jamaican Jazz and Blues Festival, but I feel it for the patrons who paid this overpriced fee only to be disrespected by Diana Ross! According to The Gleaner's article, the so-called Diva insisted that all the big screen TV's, that were strategically placed around the venue for the benefit of the paying non-VIP patrons to enjoy the performance, be turned off during her performance!
Hold on, what kind a idiot ting that! The big screen TV's are there for the paying patrons to see the person entertaining them. And from what I know of the venue, it would be basically impossible to see the performer on stage if you were not sitting in or close to the prestigious VIP area. Cocky Diana Ross you are working for the patrons and thus should give them the performance that they payed for and not behave like a spoiled brat.
Diana Ross seems to have become so absorbed in her own ego and displayed her spoil diva behavior at the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. As explained by the promoter, Walter Elmore, she would not go on the stage if any cameras were present and this is after she was paid a whopping US$300,000 (JM$21 Million) to perform! I think Diana Ross has her head up her ass unless she has some good reason, like her plastic face, or other unnatural body parts are falling apart. But I think that her behaviour shows an utter lack of respect and consideration for her adoring fans. But I guess those once adoring fans are no longer adoring her based on some of the comments they made when they were interviewed.
I think the patrons at the Jazz and Blues Festival should have given her a true Jamaican stage show display of dissatisfaction and bottle har Ross!