Christina Aguilera asks to sing with local New Orleans band, gets rejected
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The band's lead singer later clarified that he didn't recognise the pop star

Christina Aguilera was turned down by a local band after asking to sing with them in a New Orleans bar.

The ‘Dirrty’ singer stopped by Cafe Negril on Thursday (November 8), the night before her ‘Liberation’ tour show at The Saenger Theater.

A local reggae band called Claude Bryant and the All Stars, who perform at the venue every Thursday, were playing a gig as Aguilera danced the night away inside. As Billboard reports, Aguilera later approached frontman Claude Bryant at the stage and asked if she could join them for a song.

In footage shared on Twitter, Aguilera is heard saying to Bryant: “You don’t want that? Oh, it’s OK. I don’t have to sing.”

My wife is in New Orleans and last night at the bar she was at, comes in @xtina!!! She asked the house band if she can sing a tune and… Nope! As if she was denied?! That would have been so cool to see her sing. More to the story Christina?

— drMediaPro (@drMediaPro) November 9, 2018

The next evening, Aguilera explained the situation to her audience: “I go to this little bar and there’s this live band playing, and I was with a couple of my dancers and I was just like, ‘Let me just get up on stage and jam with this guy. Maybe I’ll sing a song or whatever and be fun.’

“He would not give me the mic. He was, like, a little older and he was just like, he was not feeling it.”

@xtina you slayed tonight girl

— Marchaund Jones (@meezy1991) November 10, 2018

Bryant later told WGNO that he rejected her offer because he didn’t realise who she was.

“I’m sorry, Christina. I just didn’t recognize you! I didn’t recognize her because she had a cap over her head and over her eyes. She was in a jersey. She didn’t introduce herself to me.”

14/11/2018 00:03:58
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