Christina Aguilera shocked fans Saturday as she emerged on stage at the Michael Jackson tribute concert, “Michael Forever,” in a dishevelled, overweight state.
The 30-year-old singer performed at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales as part of the controversial show.
Her bleached blonde hair was filled out with long extensions and was a matted mess. She wore a corset and fishnet stockings that did little to help her overweight, curvy figure.
Aguilera sang Jackson’s “Dirty Diana” and one of his favorite songs “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin with her usual belting style.
Later, she changed into a more conservative navy blue dress with a huge leather belt with military style metal details.
Controversy led up to the Michael Forever concert with the overshadowing involuntary manslaughter trial of Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray in Los Angeles.
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The tribute concert was also met by a lot of criticism by fans and some members of the Jackson family and slow ticket sales.
Michael’s brothers Jermaine and Randy and sister Janet did not want to attend the concert, saying it is wrong to hold the show at the same time as the murder trial.
Also, the Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson cancelled their appearances within days before the concert.
Jackson’s three children made an appearance on the stage, gandmother Katherine sat in the audience, La Toya Jackson performed and so did three of their brothers from the Jackson 5 Marlon, Tito and Jackie sang “Blame It On the Boogie” with British boyband JLS.
“We’re very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father,” said 13-year-old Paris, who made a brief onstage appearance alongside brothers Prince, 14, and 9-year-old Blanket.
The children wore outfits evoking their father’s famous styles.
Paris wore a red and black “Thriller”-style jacket.
Prince had on a black leather jacket like the one in the music video for “Bad.”
Blanket was shy and wore a black suit, red shirt and red arm band like Michael had worn in the past.
They introduced a video Beyonce made singing “Where You Are.”
The stage was shaped like a giant glove, and the musicians performed songs from across Jackson’s career from the Jackson 5 through his solo music.
Performers included: three of Jackson’s nephews in the band 3T; Cee Lo Green; Jamie Foxx; Gladys Knight; Smokey Robinson; Ne-Yo; Alien Ant Farm. British musicians Leona Lewis, Craig David, Alexandra Burke, JLS and Diversity performed too.
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