"Yes, we did prepare for that interview, masakit man because I was a fan of James Ingram," he added.
As a talent manager and host, Abunda said he fully understands the moods of artists.
"Sabi ko nga kanina bago mag-umpisa, I'd rather not do an interview with someone who's not happy to do the interview. Pero ganoon talaga ang moods ng mga artista. Pero I feel for the promoters, they were very apologetic. Kami naman, sabi namin mabubutas ang aming palabas. Pero it really happens," he said.
Abunda quickly added: "But I have so much respect for the guy as a musician."