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Sinead O’Connor Slams AMAs in Blog Rant, Claims Pope Francis Was Scheduled to Appear

Sinead O'Connor and Pope Francis

Sinead O'Connor can throw some serious shade. The polarizing singer, 47, took to her personal blog on Friday, Oct. 10, to slam the American Music Awards in a rant about the awards show. 

Entitled "The AMA's and the Most Appropriately Named Company on Earth," the post criticized Dick Clark Productions and detailed a supposed plan for O'Connor to perform at the show. Said plan was derailed however, as the "Take Me to Church" performer explained that she was scheduled to be joined by a surprising guest: Pope Francis

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Pinpointing the "insane stupidity of the story," O'Connor referenced her controversial past and how it influenced her standing with the AMAs. "6 weeks ago the appropriately named Dick Clarke Productions contacted my record company saying they wanted me to perform at the AMAs. They would naturally need to run this by the network [on account of I'm the Pope's-photo-ripper] and would be back to us shortly-ish," she wrote, nodding to the infamous 1992 incident, in which she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II while performing on Saturday Night Live. "Their hope was I would perform Nothing Compares [2 U] segueing into Take Me To Church. We heard f–k all for like three weeks and began asking, so we could know how to go about scheduling my work and consequent child-care arrangements around the event, in the unlikely case that it were to happen. I didn't expect it to happen."

O'Connor then goes on to explain that the brainstorming for the AMAs continued with Dick Clark Productions, as her manager was told that the ABC network and the show's production company "were finding a contemporary artist with whom I might duet the songs and didn't want to say whom, apart from proffering that it wasn't to be Miley."

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The pairing never came to fruition, however, as O'Connor and her team were informed that the powers that be behind the AMAs had "passed," and the star she was supposed to be appearing with was far from Cyrus. 

"Without (even up until today) informing their CEO, three Jewish men (May I state my deep and sincere and absolute adoration firstly for all things Judaic, especially The Nevi’m and Bob Dylan), employed by Dick Clark Productions, had a meeting or series of meetings (in which he swore to me tonight they did not smoke crack, cocaine, weed, nor e-cigarettes) wherein it was decided that it would be  'A great hook' to ask Pope Francis to appear with me."

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O'Connor said the idea was for the Pope to introduce O'Connor as a way to resolve her longstanding tension with the Catholic community, as the AMAs saw the possible interaction as "important," "relevant," and "meaningful." 

"It was decided that these three stooges would (in all seriousness) attempt to contact the Pope via his Twitter account alone, and via no other means," O'Connor continued. "Since naturally their idea was not only disrespectful to the pope and to millions of catholics (The idea he ought consider lowering his feet into the disgusting world of show business and celebrity at all! Never mind with Sinead O'Connor) they didn't get a response and consequently I'm now not doing the show."

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"I never heard anything so warped and disrespectful to both the Pope and myself, as well as millions of catholics (As well as my fans, with whom I have some f–king street cred, thanks, and integrity)  in my life," O'Connor added. Representatives for Dick Clark Productions and the AMAs, which are scheduled to air on Sunday, Nov. 23, have yet to comment on O'Connor's words. 

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