Christina Aguilera revealed her fake tanned legs at Etta James’ funeral
Christina Aguilera was left red faced after a very unusual malfunction happened while she was performing at the funeral of soul legend Etta James at the Bishop Noel Jones City of Refuge in Gardena, California.
Christina Aguilera, 31, seemingly over did it with the fake tan and the result was unpleasant streaks down her leg.
As the blonde singer belted out a rendition of Etta James’s most popular song, At Last, lines of fake tan could be seen streaked down the inside of her thigh, across her shin.
It appeared Christina Aguilera was aware that something was awry as she attempted to subtly wipe her legs with the sleeve of her jacket just before she began to sing.
Despite the mishap, Christina Aguilera gave a heartfelt performance at the funeral.
The singer wore an all black ensemble that comprised of a skirt and a blazer but showed a little bit too much cleavage for such a somber occasion.
With her trademark curves covered up, Christina Aguilera was moved by her own performance and admitted before the funeral that Etta James was one of her idols.
She wrote on Twitter: “One of the greatest moments of my life…Singing with my idol, the legendary Etta James. You will be forever missed.”
Christina Aguilera added an old black and white photograph of herself performing with Etta James.
Music legend Stevie Wonder also performed three songs and gave a harmonica solo.
The Reverend Al Sharpton , who met Etta James when he was an up-and-coming preacher, delivered the heartfelt eulogy.
Reverend Al Sharpton described Etta James as a trailblazer who helped break down the “colour curtain in America”.
The reverend went on to say she used music to “bridge a world that was separate”, referring to America’s turbulent racial divisions during the civil rights era.
Reverend al Sharpton said: “She was able to get us on the same rhythms and humming the same ballads and understanding each others’ melodies way before we could even use the same hotels.”
Etta James died on January 20 at the age of 73 after a long battle with leukemia and complications from dementia.
Hundreds of her friends, fans and family came out to honor Etta James at the Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary.
Since the singer’s death, her album sales have sky rocketed, with fans snapping up her various records.
For the week ending on January 22, Etta James’ albums sold a total 30,000 copies, marking a 378% increase over the previous week, when she moved just over 6,000 units.
Etta James won four Grammy Awards, including a lifetime achievement honor and she was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
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