Anne Curtis was supposed to perform at the USTv Students' Choice Awards* kick-off last night but according to the Showtime host, she was prevented by GMA-7 staff to even come up the stage to say hi.
Before the controversial incident happened, the No Other Woman star took to Twitter to express her excitement over performing a song that she would be singing live for the first time.
A few minutes later, she posted several tweets saying that the staff of GMA-7 prevented her to sing. She also posted that she even negotiated and said that she will just say hi and not sing anymore, but they still prevented her from going up the stage.
Anne further explained that GMA-7 didn't say she can't sing on the event, they just didn't want her to go on the stage before the Kapuso talents. The thing was, Anne said she arrived there ahead of the said talents.
PEP, though, has another version of the story. Their source, who was at the venue at the time of the incident, told them that Anne Curtis arrived around 8 PM while most of the Kapuso stars had been at the venue since 5 PM. The GMA-7 talents weren't able to go on stage immediately because of other performers who cut into the lineup.
Celebrities cutting into the lineup are normal in events like these. Celebrities who need to go back to their taping immediately or those who had other commitments are allowed to cut in.
It was true that Anne asked the GMA-7 staff to let her come up on stage at that moment to even just say hi but, of course, the said staff would prioritize their talents first who had been there since late that afternoon and whose performances had already been delayed due to several other cut ins.
But as it turned out, Anne left and didn't wait for her turn on the stage anymore because she had another commitment that night. She needed to get to a rehearsal for her guesting on the concert of Side A and Martin Nievera which is happening tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
* The USTv Students’ Choice Awards is a project of the University of Santo Tomas aimed to recognize excellence in the arts and to promote Christian values in television programs. -wikipedia