Christina Aguilera Spearheads Lady Marmalade Reunion For Pride
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Grab the fish nets and the bustiers because Christina Aguilera is set to take the stage for a ‘Lady Mamalade’ performance as part of an LA Pride event.
The singer-songwriter will also be recruiting Mya, who released the rendition of Patti LaBelle’s hit single with Aguilera back in 2001.
Along with the 2001 banger, the 41-year-old has prepared a special hour set sprinkled with surprises throughout for her LGBTQI+ fans, according to Variety.
The 2022 LA Pride Music Event is set for June 11 at Hollywood Boulevard.
It will include performances from Anitta, Michaela Jaé, Bob the Drag Queen, Rebecca Black and Grag Queen, with others also to be announced, according to the event’s website.
The six-time Grammy Award-winning singer will headline the TikTok hosted event, which is returning after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vice president of programs and initiatives with LA Pride Gerald Garth said that he was honoured to have the ‘icon’ as part of the inaugural event.
He said: “Over the course of those 50 years, it has been inspiring to see neighbourhoods throughout LA organise their own Pride celebrations.
"As we return to in-person events, LA Pride is honoured to continue the tradition that we started 50 years ago, this time with the iconic Christina Aguilera in an iconic new location.”
Aguilera has been a longtime advocate for the LGBTQI+ community and used her platform to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS.
Billboard reports that in 2002, the pop princess even dedicated her smash hit, ‘Beautiful’ to the queer community, saying the song is for ‘anyone who’s been discriminated against or unaccepted, unappreciated or disrespected just because of who [they] are’.
"Christina is a force! Her voice has become synonymous with greatness and the most commendable thing is that [after] becoming one of the most successful female artists of all time, she uses her voice as a constant ally to the LGBTQ+ community," he said to the outlet.
And with that, we can't wait to see what this performance has install.