Los Angeles: Popstar and brand new `American Idol` judge Jennifer Lopez has banned ex-husband Ojani Noa, an aspiring singer, from auditioning on the superhit talent show.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Noa, Lopez`s first husband, was planning to audition for the show.
The 38-year-old said he would be queuing up alongside other hopefuls and planned on singing one of his ex-wife`s songs.
When the `Get It Right` hitmaker, who reportedly signed a USD 12 million contract to be on the judging panel, found out about this, she got the channel to stop him from competiting, reported Radar online.
"Jennifer told Fox to make sure that the screeners at the auditions would not let Ojani anywhere near the auditions. Fox made it clear he was not welcome and that he could be
arrested if he showed up so he dropped the plan at the last minute," said a source in the studios.
"It was a shame because all he wanted to do was to showcase his voice and show people that he can really sing too," added the source.
Lopez has provided the security team with all kinds of information about her estranged ex-husband, including photos, detailed descriptions and even some recordings of him singing.
The 41-year-old was married to the former Cuban waiter for just under a year between 1997 and 1998. The pair has been embroiled in bitter court battles ever since the singer tried to block him from releasing a film about his life because it reportedly contained raunchy footage of them together.