Nadine Lustre’s response to the controversy on their US Tour: ‘Pay Up. You owe a lot of people money’
In a report by MJ Felipe on TV Patrol, the tandem of James Reid and Nadine Lustre were accused by producer Elaine Crisostomo of having bad attitudes as well as not adhering to the schedule set for the San Francisco leg of their US tour.
Elaine said, “Promoter ang kausap ko, this is Nancy Yang. Siya ang kumuha ng buong tour ng JaDine tapos binenta niya sa producers like us. So the whole time si Nancy Yang yung kausap ko, tapos si Nancy nakikipag-usap siya sa Viva.”
MJ then asked, “When you got JaDine, were they fully paid already o hindi pa?” to which she replied, “Hindi pa. Five thousand dollars na lang ang kulang ko.”
So Elaine thought of another plan for their tour which was a lunch date with the fans. “Sabi ko siguro mga hanggang 20 people pero ang bumili lunch date ay 15 people. Sabi ko, $250 ang isang tao… so pumayag tong promoter.”
But JaDine didn’t show up to this lunch date. Elaine said, “Bumaba itong tour manager at sinabing hindi bababa ang artists hanggang hindi fully paid.” MJ then asked, “Sino itong tour manager na kausap mo, Elaine?” she replied, “That’s GF Bayona.”
Elaine pleaded for the duo to show up, but they didn’t until their fans decided to walk out. The producer thus decided to just head out to the venue of their show, where according to her, she wasn’t able to catch the show’s sequence.
With regards to her allegations towards JaDine, MJ asked, “Are you referring to Jadine or the people around them?”
Elaine responded, “Both. Bumaba sila ng bus nila galing airport papasok ng hotel. Lumapit ako kay James, sabi ko, ‘if you want to eat kasi alam kong pagod kayo,’ deadma. Dinedma ako ng bongga. As in, ay! Nagsalita ako sa hangin. Ang sama ng loob ko sa kanila; tao namin kayong tinanggap dito sa San Francisco, sana tao rin yung ipakita niyo sa amin.”
She added, “Yung entourage nila halos sigaw-sigawan yung mga tao ko, gawing katulong whatsoever.”
The official statement of Viva Live pointed out that it is not right for the said producer to blame their artists and management as they have a contract with Nancy Yang and that the lunch date was not part of their approved final itinerary. Also, the said bad attitude displayed by both their management and JaDine is baseless.
GF Bayona Productions likewise released a statement mimicking that of Viva Live’s.
Meanwhile, Nadine Lustre posted on her twitter account, “And before you spread shenanigans about us, PAY UP. You owe a lot of people money.” But according to Elaine, she can no longer provide a refund to the fans because she already gave the money to the promoter. She is now consulting her legal counsel on the matter.