In a lengthy post on her official website, O'Connor said that she was approached to perform at the American Music Awards — but that her invitation was rescinded after Dick Clark Productions couldn't get the Pope to agree to come on stage with her. According to TMZ, the producers say the singer's claims are completely made up.
In fact, they say she approached them about performing but a duet with the Pope was never discussed. TMZ also says O'Connor will definitely not be performing during the awards show now.
O'Connor infamously ripped up a portrait of then-pontiff John Paul II on Saturday Night Live in 1992.
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