'American Idol snub misconstrued'

Colombian singer Shakira hit back at accusations that she was too lazy to introduce herself to the young American Idol contestants

india Updated: May 13, 2006 20:52 IST

Colombian singer Shakira hit back at accusations that she was too lazy to introduce herself to the young American Idol contestants waiting to meet her after her guest appearance on the hit show

According to Contactmusic, the programme's executive producer Ken Warwick recently exclaimed; "She wasn't interested in meeting the kids" and was "a pain in the butt."

The bellydancing singer even wrote a letter of apology to the producers of American Idol who complained about her behaviour on the March 29show this year,claiming that she didn't know the contestants were waiting for her, and missed them by accident

Explaining that it was a misunderstanding, she said, "I was actually meeting singer Wyclef Jean, and someone from my team told me, 'Oh, the kids are ready for you. But nobody ever told me that they were the American Idol kids and that they had a really restricted time to meet me."

First Published: May 14, 2006 12:00 IST