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Kris Jenner Originally Wanted Christina Aguilera To Perform At Kim Kardashian’s Wedding

August 22, 2011 08:55 AM by Lisa Princ

This weekend brought the highly anticipated wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, in which no expense was spared on the lavish event. But according to insiders, The Keeping Up With The Kardashian star’s mom, Kris Jenner wanted The Voice‘s Christina Aguilera to perform at the reception, but why didn’t Christina perform? Believe it or not, it was a matter of money! Read on for more…

Money? The Kardashians? I know you are thinking that we must be kidding, but we are not! According to an insider close to Kris Jenner, Kris originally wanted a big name performer like Christina Aguilera or Jennifer Lopez to perform at the wedding, but there was one problem – she was not willing to pay! With private concerts by both of the singers costing around $1 million, Kris opted not to go with Christina Aguilera or Jennifer Lopez, as she told friends she refused to compensate that much for their time. Seriously? Did she expect either of those talented women to perform for free?

The whole idea of Kris Jenner refusing to spend that much seems ridiculous. After all, we know Kim Kardashian wore not one, but three custom made wedding gowns, the couple had a $20,000.00 cake, and dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck, but she couldn’t spare for Christina Aguilera? Instead, the wedding guests were treated to a DJ and Earth, Wind and Fire – don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that, but being that this was the so called “wedding of the year,” we would have thought she would have gotten a bigger name, more age appropriate act for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humpries’ big day.

Do you think Kris Jenner should have splurged on Christina Aguilera or Jennifer Lopez for her daughter’s big day? Kudos to Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez for not performing at the wedding for free, the family surely has enough money to spare!

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79 Responses to “Kris Jenner Originally Wanted Christina Aguilera To Perform At Kim Kardashian’s Wedding”

  1. Bob Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 9:17 am

    as much as i dispice the kardashian for freely taking people money without doing anything besides being on tv and being pay with people hard earn money, i dont think they should have not givng that amount of money for christina aguiler of J-lo.

  2. Rachel Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 9:27 am

    A DJ and Earth Wind & Fire??!! Cheeeeezzzzyyy…
    Really Cheezy! I’m shocked.

  3. Common Sense Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Wow this article is dumb.
    First of all, a 20,000 dollar cake does not compare to 1 million dollars. The whole wedding probably didn’t cost that much. Why pay Christina Aguilera 1 million for a one night performance? Are you serious? Kim K and her husband can take a year off and travel in LUXURY with that money and still have more left to spare. And let’s face it, Christina isn’t that great of a singer and if I payed her 1 million, I’d pay her to do more than just sing with her mouth.

  4. olive Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 9:41 am

    isn’t kim famous for some guy peeing on her face in a sex tape?

  5. Laura Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 9:42 am

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with Kris not wanting to pay! Just because the Kardashian’s have lots of $ doesn’t mean a thing. Kris can spend her money however she wants to. I agree with her that a million dollars for an artist to preform at a wedding is ridiculous. Good for you, Kris!

  6. Pat Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Why is this news? Why is this woman’s (and I use the term loosly; ‘Media Brat’ would be more appropriate!) wedding news. I barely tolerated the Royal wedding coverage, and now THIS? Who cares. Yes a wedding should be a happy occasion,but this was more of a media blitz, then the joinging of two people. I don’t think the wedding will last – and I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that a divorce has been scripted into their so-called Reality Show.

  7. unabellaflora Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 9:46 am

    The writer hasn’t educated herself on the situation – they didn’t pay for ANYTHING! Kris is notoriously frugal – unless it’s for herself. Why would she fork out $1 mil when she could get entertainment that fit the E! budget? Nothing wrong with Robin Thicke, the writer wasn’t aware of him?

    The most important part is that it seems like a love story with Kimmie and Hump… I’m always optimistic with weddings! Hopefully they are both happy and it clearly seems like they are… why pick everything apart?

  8. Yumi Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 9:55 am

    She has people pay appearance fees for Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney yet she’s not willing to pay for Christina Aguilera or Jennifer Lopez? Least they have talents unlike her daughters. Basically Kris has people pay her daughters to just stand there. It’s awful how Kris basically sells her girls to make money. She’s a modern day pimp.

  9. Queen B Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Haha, seeing though Xtina within the last week performed privately (only sang 4 songs) and was paid 3.5 million dollars Kris could only dream of having her sing ;)

  10. nyrize Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:04 am


  11. Kellie A Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Really she didn’t want to pay for anyone’s time…Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t E! and countless sponsers pay for their time? Does she think her precious clan is any more valuable than someone else? It is past time that the world was done with this kind of “reality” tv.

  12. Chris Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:06 am

    What the fuck are you talking about Earth Wind and Fire is awesome. If you don’t like EWF you don’t like music. EWF inspired Christina Aguilera so it’s such an insult that you would still question if this was the wedding of the year. You should be ashamed of yourselves

  13. Sherry Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I read that the Vera Wang dresses were “free” and that Wolfgang Puck’s food was also free

  14. John Henry Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Maybe she should remember this when her talentless porn whore daughter Kim charges 100K per personal appearance.

  15. Shirley Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Kris is a selfish BITCH. She’s always competing with her daughters.She need to take care of Bruce and sit her “old” ass down

  16. Terri C Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:32 am

    How did the writer of this story go from Kris Jenner not wanting to pay a MILLION dollars for their performance to a kudos to Christina and Jennifer for not playing for free? There is a big difference between free and a million dollar price tag.
    There was no evidence substantiated that Kris wasn’t willing to pay anything, but rather she wasn’t willing to pay a million dollars.

  17. sam Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:38 am

    That explains the mariachi band.

  18. MM Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Thank GOD she didn’t pay $1 million for Lopez or Aguilera! That would be RIDICULOUS. Kim can have an unforgettable, beautiful wedding (which it looked like she did) without a big-name celebrity. The dresses and cakes are all relatively little cost-wise…but $1 million on a performer is too much.

  19. Larry Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Who gives a shit what Kris Jenner does? She is a worthless publicity whore who is now going to pimp out her youngest daughters to keep the money flowing in.

  20. m Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 10:47 am

    What a huge extravagant waste of money on this Wedding. We have people who go to bed each night with nothing to eat and the Kardashian family spends $20,000 on a Wedding Cake! That is $44 a slice. I hope it was worth it!

  21. Living Real Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:00 am

    In this world now, maybe just have a small wedding that cost under $50K for them and donate the rest to charity … $50K would be a huge wedding for most but to them it’s a downgrade.

    And if Kim wanted J-Lo, she made millions already… how about she pay for it?

  22. emily Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:03 am

    She should have forked over money to get a listers like Christina Aguilera and so on. The Kardashians make millions of money. Even on Kim’s wedding day they were banking too. So that’s rather lame they couldn’t offer Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, or Jlo to perform at the wedding with millions.

  23. me Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I’m so tired of this family that does absolutely nothing. I could care less who performed, who came, what they wore, how much they spent. Yada, yada, yada.

  24. Arey Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I used to really like her, but good Lord her ego’s out of control…beside the fact that I don’t think anyone cares/cared that much about Kim’s second marriage anyway… she’ll end up getting married at least 5 more times…

  25. Lesley Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:11 am

    To quote the Countess, “Money Can’t Buy You Class”.

  26. Tally Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:17 am

    LOL….ummm YEAH she could have splurged and paid the money for an entertainer. I LOVE Earth Wind and Fire but come on these are younger people who half of them have probably never heard of them. LOL, wedding of the year my behind. Normal people get married everyday I dont see the big deal. 20K for a cake? Really? As the rest of us struggle to survive and maintain I hope they enjoyed every bite of the cake :-/

  27. the Big E Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Are you kidding? You think they paid for any of the three wedding dresses, the cake, the flowers, etc. etc. HA HA HA

  28. france Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Absolutely !!! Just goes to show you what a fake it all is, as long as some company is willing to do product placement, they’ll take it (…and that facelift…YUK, she should’ve done a little pull back around the neck and light facial peel) Your point is well taken, since she had three custom made wedding gowns and a twenty thousand dollar cake, why not splurge on the entertainment, let’s face it…after all…wouldn’t the entertainment stand out as one of the most important parts of the wedding itself? That bunch, what a Joke, and Sears, don’t go out on a limb

  29. Barbara S M Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Kris Jenner is smart not to pay a million bucks and Earth, Wind and Fire is my favorite group. Sounds like she made the right choice.

  30. smith Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:37 am

    It was pretty stupid to spend the kind of money they did on this wedding anyway. people are starving and loosing their homes and this nutty family spends that kind of money on a wedding. Seriously. I heard a lot of it was donated by advertising and they didnt pay for it anyway. But still this is so stupid.

  31. Marlene Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I would have picked a DJ and Earth Wind and Fire over Christina or JLO any day! LOVE Earth Wind and Fire!

  32. Mickey Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Who does she think they are Royality or something. Serious I think she needs a reality check

  33. maggie Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I would not pay that crazy amount for either one of those performers to sing at a wedding no matter how much money the family has. Kris did the right thing. Sometimes its more than being about the money. Im sure the bride and groom were too busy with each other to care truthfully…

  34. Cathy Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I think she could WELL AFFORD EITHER SINGER. Especially since they made money off this wedding. And NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE for anything. So what’s a million when the rest of the wedding they made money on. That’s an Armenian for you. They can be very tight with money.

  35. Sonia Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    No need for Christina or J Lo. A DJ with nice Bose speakers and a high quality Aguilera album would’ve had the same effect. Kris Jenner is smart for not wasting the family fortune on BS expenses.

  36. Sunset Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I don’t blame Kris for not wanting to pay a million dollars. Christina Aguilera must be out of her mind to be charging that much, besides, she hasn’t really been making any hits lately, so I don’t know why she was acting like a diva.

  37. Sue Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Much of what happened at the wedding was paid for by licensing deals or other compensation.

  38. debbie taylor Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    i don’t know why not pay for them, everything was comped! everything!!! dresses,cake,food,invitations…all of it! which i don’t understand. people that can afford to pay don’t and people who can’t afford always have to pay. ridiculous!!!!!!!

  39. AnthonyC Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Hey Chris Humphries, How does Reggie Bush’s dick taste?

  40. steve Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Don’t know, don’t care… they’re all dumb bitches anyway

  41. Vincent Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Sorry for Kim it wasn’t a wedding. It was a freak show. As they say in the wedding biz… Too many dollars and not enough sense.

  42. Alice Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Seriously, who is this article looking for sympathy from, it’s not everyday lower income folks like my husband and me. There is a hellacious gap between free and $1,000,000. The way most of us hardworking grunts are going to look at this story is that Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez are seriously greedy bitches. You would think those Diva’s would have been willing to perform for a much more reasonable amount given the publicity they would have gotten in doing so let alone doing Kim a solid.

  43. Danielle Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    I understand this is Kim’s big day and all, but come on really…….1 million dollars to prefrom?? Sounds like some money hungary women to me. Maybe if it wasn’t so much then Kris would of got then for her daugther. I can understand if it was a concert or something else, but a wedding…..really? Trust me if I was rich and famous like Kim’s family I wouldn’t pay a million dollars for then to sing at my wedding!

  44. Nessa Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Please make the Kardashians go away already

  45. musicnote Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    There must be TWO Wolfgang Pucks, because the “Real” Wolf spent all day Saturday AND Sunday on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) selling his cookware line!!

  46. ML Moore Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I’ve been watching the Kardashian show for past 3 years or so—-mostly enjoy the family antics, etc. However, it totally aggravates me to death that Kim’s wedding “is a money maker” for the family…..
    Would love for my 28 yo daughter (who is engaged) to be able to afford a fraction of this beyond lavish affair!!!!
    The Kardashian’s are totally inappreciative of their wealth status…..
    Would be nice if they spread their good fortune to those who need it..
    ML Moore

  47. realitycheckpls Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    You have got to be kidding! These people want a million or more to show up and do nothing, but won’t pay for someone with actual talent to come and perform? Why are they (in)famous anyway?

  48. ZA'KIYAH Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 1:23 pm


  49. Sally Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Oh Kris Jenner figured these BIG names would just come out and perform for free. Too bad this year the Wedding of a lifetime goes to Prince William and Catherine.

  50. KARLA Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    i really wanted to get invited but i no i was not but i bought u something i knew i was not going to give you but i still have it. i wish i could give to u and your show is really awsome like really awsome. so by.

  51. Samantha Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    You must have gotten your facts wrong. She didn’t pay for a lot of things. Most of her stuff was offered to her or she was paid to use it for the brands to get their name out there, like the invitations and the place she had her bachelorette party.

  52. kade madison Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    First of all, you actually think either of those singers are actually worth that much to sing ? Secondly, you are a moron to write an article and assume you know the Kardashian’s financial situation. Just because someone spends 20k for one thing does not mean they have an extra million lying around for something hardly worth it.

  53. Pooree Ariticel Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    This is the best you can do? Music is on the decline. Thank god it use to be for free until the Beatles and finally now the bard effect is wearing off music has finally found its place. Neither one of those singers would be my pick. Why would a bride want to compete with a female singer on her special day.

  54. richard Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    those Kardashians made tonsof money from thewedding!!!!! I dislike that family so much!!! That mother loves exploiing her kids for money!!

  55. hmmminteresting Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Until you get 1 million dollars to put up, dont worry about how Kris Jenner is spending her money!

  56. Trashigans Suck Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    WHO CARES!!!! I hope in time that the world will come to it’s senses and see that the world does not revolve around this plastic wannabe and her slutty daughters, and the younger two are in training for their positions as sluts!

  57. SHENNA Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Yes she should have payed considering she wants people to pay to enjoy her kids.

  58. mark Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I do not blame her 1 bit. its the princile of the matter. 8 hours of singing for 1 million dollars. Who the FUl< do they think they are. I mean seriously they are popular and should get paid well bit 1 million dollars. LOL what a joke thats a serious ego.

  59. Natalie J. Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I highly doubt that Kris Jenner was expecting either Jennifer Lopez or Christina Aquilera to perform at Kim’s wedding for free. I am more inclined to believing that she was willing to pay for their services, just not 1 million dollars!

  60. junowho Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I think Kim & her new hubby Kris are old enough to bankroll their own damn wedding…

  61. Tim Ryan Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    She should have hired the Mighty VAN HALEN!!!! Anyone else is cutting corners! ;)

  62. Betty Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Good for Kris to not pay that much! Give me a break Jennifer Lopez doesn’t even sing all that well and Christina well shes a good singer but come on 1 million PLEASE! I think the way she did the music was much more personal. I’d rather listen to Earth Wind & Fire anyday over Jennifer & Christina….

  63. sharon Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    When is Kris going to get it through her head that she and her whole trampy litter are nothing special.Kim made a tape of a guy pissing on her and doing her in the butt and she thinks it’s the wedding of the year…….excuse me I have to vomit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Debbie Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    What do you mean, “no expense was spared”?? They got everything for FREE!!

  65. shaylin Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    i thought xtina costs more than that like 2.5 million

  66. Bill Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Aguilera isn’t even worth $5. Who would pay for that?

  67. Kim Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Kudos to Kris for not wasting $1 million in this tough economy. Just because you have money doesn’t mean you need to waste it on performance that will last only one night.

  68. Robyn Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Duh…Who really cares???

  69. Christina Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Who gives a damn? LMAO!!!

  70. Mary Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Kris for GOD’S sake do something about those HUGE ear lobes of yours!!!!!! They are getting fatter and bigger and bigger how about SURGERY ? Honey if you think you need some time under the knife start with those LOBES !!!!!

  71. Allie B. Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    They probably paid very little of their own money for anything, but relied on people donating time and products for promotional advertising and airtime on the televised wedding. Glad that at least some people, like Christina Aguilera, have more dignity than that. The Kardashian’s are masters at promoting themselves and the hype, which plenty of people seem to buy into. Yes they are attractive people but NOT “royalty” as they seem to think and the entertainment media seems to agree. Very shallow, but it seems to work very well for them!

  72. Ms.Dianne Says:
    August 22nd, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I went to Morningside High School with Ralph Johnson , of Earth, Wind, and Fire I think a Great choice.

  73. Angie Says:
    August 23rd, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I thought Kim and Christina were good friends. I wouldn’t charge my friends to sing at their wedding.

  74. maya Says:
    August 26th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    1 million is a COMMON cost for A list celebs doing private parties. Jlo or Christina would’ve been the highlight of the night.

  75. Kat Says:
    September 28th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Ugh, this woman would sell her own mother.

  76. Jimmy Jam Says:
    October 26th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    The whole family enjoys making fools of themselves every week on TV. They are pathetic to think that a REAL celebrity singer would perform for them for less compensation. Kris probably tried to bargain with the fact that the Wedding was being televised, and the celebrity singer would have free advertisement.
    She’s is so pathetic i want to puke in her face.

  77. Ms crazy Says:
    November 17th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Haa!! All this is to funny to me people talk about it like they are part of their family or good friends of them. They can do what ever they want with their money and spend it like they like . That’s what rich people do and they don’t care who is talking bad cause they have everything . So just let them be and I know everyone that is saying I’m not going to watch the show they are lying lol.

  78. brian Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Loyal readers are difficult to come by, but u have just converted me! :)

  79. RIKKI Says:
    July 12th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Well done Christina and JLO for not doing it for free. This is the real world and if kris wants stuff she has to pay. And let’s face both of them would have been incrediable. Have you heard Christina that girl can SANG!!!


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