Jenifer: Slimane publicly apologizes after his "big blunder" at the NMA
Exclusive - Slimane and Nikos Aliagas - Recording of the TV program "La Chanson Secrète 3", which will be broadcast on Friday November 1 at 9:00 pm on TF1. After the success of the first edition, "La Chanson Secrète", presented by N. Aliagas and produced by DMLS TV, returns to TF1. 10 artists know nothing about what will happen to them! They agreed to play the game, to be completely surprised, moved, sometimes even destabilized because they will discover at the same time as the viewers a surprise: a song that reminds them of an important memory of their life revisited and reinterpreted by an artist. Viewers will be at the forefront of experiencing these moments of rare musical intimacy. And, as a bonus, many unexpected guests and relatives of the artist sitting in the chair will come to move him. June 25, 2019 © Gaffiot-Perusseau / Bestimage
During the NRJ Music Awards where he was awarded for the French-language performance of the evening, Slimane did not thank Jenifer in his speech. However, he was named in the same category for his duet with the artist on "Les Choses simples". An oversight that does not pass among fans of the singer ..
This year, the NRJ Music Awards returned with a whole new category: the French-language performance of the evening. Several artists therefore succeeded each other on the stage of the Palais des festivals, in Cannes, Saturday November 9, 2019. Slimane was twice as likely to leave with a trophy for this category, since he competed with Vitaa on Ça va, ça vient and with Jenifer on Simple Things.
It was ultimately his duet with Vitaa that most appealed to viewers. During his speech broadcast live on TF1, Slimane, surely overwhelmed by emotion, unfortunately forgot to thank Jenifer. An inexcusable oversight for some devoted fans of the singer, whom the singer tried to rectify on Instagram.
Monday November 11, Jenifer posted the footage of her performance with Slimane at the NRJ Music Awards on Instagram. "Souvenir of our passage on Saturday evening. Simple things in live version with my Slimane", she wrote in legend. The opportunity for the former winner of The Voice to correct the situation. "I made a big mistake on Saturday, I forgot to greet you when I received the award, but you already know everything I think, my Jen, thank you for being who you are", did he writes, with heart emojis, in the comments section.
Despite these sincere apologies, Jenifer fans, between feelings of betrayal and sadness, did not take off. "We were sure you were going to thank her. It hurt us, especially since Jen jumped for joy as if it were her", "It's not a blunder, it's disrespect ", can we read, among other things, in response to Slimane.
It must be said that they have reason to be angry, since Slimane publicly encouraged his fans to "Vote 5" on Saturday evening, the number he had to send to vote for C'est va, ça vient. We can always see this message on Facebook and notice in passing that it does not encourage voting for his duet with Jenifer.