Popular Superstar Now a Flop?

(TheIndependentStar.com) – Popular superstar Jennifer Lopez was recently in the middle of conversations for a $90 million Las Vegas residency, but the deal is now looking uncertain as her new album and tour are flopping.

Amid reported marital troubles with husband Ben Affleck, a source close to Lopez’s endeavors said she had been discussing a deal with MGM Grand for $1 million per show for 90 dates starting next year.

However, casino executives are getting nervous due to poor ticket sales for her first tour in five years following the release of her “This is Me … Now” album in February. Weak demand has already led to the cancellation of seven shows this summer.

No Vegas deal has been officially announced despite The Mirror’s report on that MGM, in partnership with Live Nation, was offering more than $800,000 per show.

Sources also said that Rival casino Resorts World had increased the bidding to $875,000 per show with Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). Then, MGM and Live Nation came back with the $1 million-a-show offer for the “Let’s Get Loud” singer. But now they have second thoughts.

“MGM is watching her not doing well on the road. They are very nervous,” the person said. “It’s pretty rare you have a poor tour and then go to Vegas.”

Now, the Bronx-born star might be looking at a significant cut to the $90 million windfall. A Lopez residency might fetch just $600,000 to $650,000 per show and involve fewer performances.

Moreover, the latest album was the worst-selling of Lopez’s career, and a companion film on Amazon Prime Video was panned. Ticket sales for the concert, which kicks off next month, are poor, and her relationship with Affleck seems to be on the rocks.

The source stated that MGM executives are worried about Lopez’s declining star power and whether she can fill their 5,200-seat Park Theater to justify the huge financial commitment.

As per Ticketmaster, Lopez is having trouble filling the 19,500-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for her tour stop on July 20, with many high-priced floor tickets and cheaper options still available.

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