Christina Aguilera Turned Down by Local New Orleans' Band After Asking to Sing With Them


The band’s frontman later mentioned he denied Aguilera as a result of he ‘did not acknowledge’ her.

While on the highway for her Liberation tour, Christina Aguilera requested to sing with a band in a New Orleans bar on Thursday (Nov. eight), however was turned down.

The evening earlier than her present at The Saenger Theater, Xtina stopped by Cafe Negril, a preferred bar on Frenchmen Street. Claude Bryant and the All Stars, an area reggae band that performs each Thursday, was performing on the bar, based on eyewitness reviews.

After spending many of the evening dancing, Aguilera ultimately went as much as the band's frontman Claude Bryant and requested if she might be a part of them for a tune.

Aguilera was turned down, although. In a video captured by a fan, Xtina is seen speaking to Bryant on the bar as he denies her the microphone. “You don’t need that? Oh, it’s OK. I don’t need to sing,” she might be heard saying, however seems to take all of it in stride.


The subsequent evening, throughout her Liberation tour, Aguilera commented on the state of affairs. “I’m going to this little bar and there’s this reside band taking part in, and I used to be with a few my dancers and I used to be identical to, ‘Let me simply rise up on stage and jam with this man. Maybe I’ll sing a tune or no matter and be enjoyable,’” she advised the viewers. “He wouldn’t give me the mic. He was, like, a bit of older and he was identical to, he was not feeling it. He was not gonna surrender his mic. I used to be like, ‘Oh, I simply need to come simply let me come up,’ and he simply mentioned, ‘What, are you gonna dance for me?’ I used to be like, ‘No, I simply need to sing a tune with you."

“So I used to be like, ‘OK I'll simply put it aside for tomorrow, then.’ It’s alright," she continued. "It’s all good. He was like, ‘Don’t harm your self!’ I used to be like, OK. This is simply — you’re not feeling me. It’s OK. I’m simply gonna depart methods. Be on my little merry means. Find someplace else to go."

Bryant later advised WGNO that it was all as a result of he didn't acknowledge the Grammy winner. “I’m sorry, Christina. I simply didn't acknowledge you! I didn't acknowledge her as a result of she had a cap over right here head and over her eyes. She was in a jersey. She didn't introduce herself to me,” he mentioned. “I requested her if she wished to bop and she or he mentioned that she wished to sing. I began taking part in the start riff of the tune, ‘No, No, No’ by Bob Marley, however then her bodyguard picked her up off the stage and she or he left.”

Check out fan footage of the second, and Xtina's rationalization at her present, under.