Kim comes in at 1:00 in
If you were at a Prince concert and The Artist known as a worldwide legend pulled you up on stage to dance with him would you:
a) Watch him closely and try to take his lead so that you don’t look the fool
b) Stand there and stare at him, open mouthed and too afraid to move, or
c) Act like you had an image to uphold and couldn’t be bothered to dance?
If you’re Kim Kardashian the answer would be c), after which Prince told her to get off the stage. He then quipped to the audience “Welcome to America.”
To be fair, the sausage casing that Kim was wearing as a dress might not have allowed her to make any moves beyond walking in short steps and blinking at the constant irritant of her giant eyelashes. The thing is, Prince had just pulled another woman from the audience on stage to dance for him, so Kim knew what was expected. If she didn’t want to get down with Prince she never should have gone up there with a member of his entourage. Instead she went up, acted like she was a teenager embarrassed by her dad busting a move at a wedding, walked closer to the middle of the stage instead of down the stairs, and then had to be kicked off.
It all went down last night at Madison Square Garden, and I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that I would have never squandered an opportunity to dance with Prince, cameras, lack of ability, and tens of thousands of witnesses be damned. Some people are shy, though, and wouldn’t go up there for fear of looking foolish. Some people are camera whores and would want to be seen without any risk of seeming ungainly and without showing proper respect for their legendary host.
Kim explained herself on Twitter, and wrote that she was “so nervous I froze when Prince touched me.” She didn’t freeze, she walked to the middle of the stage instead of either standing there or trying to make a hasty exit. She had another chance with Prince, though, and according to what she tweeted she was on stage a second time as part of a group. She wrote “Went up on stage AGAIN! This time I redeemed myself! We all danced while Prince played the piano! Wow! What a night!” Only in the picture that “Spin Crowd” star and publicist Jonathan Cheban tweeted, Kim is standing there posing while people dance behind her. “Welcome to America” indeed.
Story lead via E! Online. First 2 photos below via Twitpic. Other photos credit: WENN.com.
Here’s Kim at the airport on 2/5 and at the launch of the Kardashian Silly Bandz (I sh*t you not) on 2/4/11.