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We told you earlier today that according to TMZ, singer Miguel was warned by producers of this year’s Billboard Music Awards that his no-go jump over a pit of fans would be a dangerous stunt and that he was prohibited from doing it:

“The way the story is being told, Miguel approached the producers prior to a rehearsal session and asked if he could attempt to jump over the crowd during his performance. The producers declined, letting him know that he would be putting himself and the audience at risk by pulling such a stunt.”

Well surprise, surprise, hours later it seems that Miguel and his representatives are calling “bull” on them, claiming that not only did they think it sounded exciting, but that they wanted to ensure that their cameras would be right there the minute he took off for his jump…The singer’s people told TMZ that “The reports claiming that Miguel was warned by producers not to jump are completely false” and that despite claims of possible brain damage by one of his leg-drop victims, Khyati Shah, Miguel and people from his camp reached out to Shah over and over again to see if they could help her:

“In fact, a source close to Miguel added that producers actually asked him if he was going to attempt the jump to make sure their cameras didn’t miss it during the show.

Miguel’s rep says, “A number of attempts were made to reach Khyati and her lawyer after the performance to see how she was doing and whether any assistance could be offered.”

Hmmm, do you smell that? It’s the smell of bullcrap, because somebody is lying. And to be honest with you, it sounds like Miguel’s people. I know nothing about reward show producing and performances, but I could have told you that being short and jumping over a crowd of people in tight pants and with dangerous boots on could go absolutely terrible if it’s not like the smallest pit ever. So claiming that producers would support that and say they don’t want to “miss it” (when they’re already taping from multiple angles) sounds fishy. I can believe, however, that in order to avoid any responsibility, producers, who might not have known about the jump at all, would claim they TOLD him not to do it. Folks get desperate when they think they’re about to be held liable for other people’s mistakes. Either way, somebody’s paying up. It’s just a matter of who…
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