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Sinead O'Connor: 'Emails prove AMAs bosses were lining up the Pope'

Sinead O'Connor insists she can prove American Music Awards bosses plotted to recruit Pope Francis to introduce her at the upcoming ceremony after they dismissed her story as "lies".

The Irish singer recently exposed the plan in a post on her website, revealing AMAs executives approached the Vatican to see if the pontiff would be interested in welcoming O'Connor onstage via satellite.

O'Connor, who famously ripped up a photo of the Pope's predecessor John Paul II during an appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1992, admitted even she was taken aback by the verve of the awards show organizers, and wasn't surprised when they heard nothing back.

The event bosses subsequently laughed off the singer's claims, insisting they did not reach out to the leader of the Catholic Church, but now Sinead claims she has proof they did.

O'Connor has passed on emails between her management team and her record label bosses, which clearly reference a discussion they had with AMAs staff about appearing alongside the Pope, to TMZ.com.

In one, Sinead's manager claims when he asked who producers were trying to snag for the show, the record label rep said, "Take a deep breath... Pope Francis. No joke."

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