Pop beauty Christina Aguilera was reportedly on the verge of axing her duet with Nelly at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) - because their entourages clashed endlessly.

The BEAUTIFUL singer, 23, almost pulled out of her performance of TILT YA HEAD BACK with rapper Nelly at this year's (04) award show, following several heated disagreements between the stars' parties.

A source says, "Nelly and Christina Aguilera's camps were having serious issues about the VMA performance.

"Both artists entourages were fighting over the least little thing.

"Twice, Nelly's camp thought Christina was going to pull out of the show.

"The sad part is that both Nelly and Christina get along fine. It's the handlers that are causing all of the fuss."

30/08/2004 17:30