Christina Aguilera Holds A Mini "Lady Marmalade" Reunion With Mya

Mya surprised the crowd at Aguilera’s LA Pride show to perform the iconic 2001 collaboration.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 11: (L-R) Mya and Christina Aguilera perform onstage during LA Pride'...
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Hey sista, go sista, soul sista: Christina Aguilera had a mini “Lady Marmalade” reunion to celebrate Pride. During her headlining set at LA Pride’s music festival on June 11, the “Dirrty” singer brought out Mya as a surprise guest to perform “Lady Marmalade,” giving fans a huge dose of early 2000s nostalgia. The duo teamed up with P!nk and Lil Kim on the all-female collaboration, produced by Missy Elliott, for the 2001 film adaptation of Moulin Rouge!, and it won the hearts of fans around the world, becoming a number one hit in the U.S. and the UK.

As seen in fan videos from the show, Aguilera brought out the touring cast of Moulin Rouge! The Musical to perform a routine set to “Show Me How You Burlesque,” from her 2010 film Burlesque, before singing her hit “Express” from the Golden Globe-nominated flick. Afterwards, as the intro to “Lady Marmalade” played, the cast and dancers revealed Mya in a yellow burlesque-inspired costume, performing the first verse on a chaise lounge. Aguilera joined her in a matching feathered ensemble as they took turns on the song, leading up to Aguilera’s legendary final verse.

After her show, Aguilera shared clips of the performance to her Instagram Story, writing, “Such a special moment.” Her other special guest Paris Hilton also shared videos from the performance, which Mya reposted on her own Instagram Story.

While Aguilera previously performed the song with Lil Kim at a 2018 New York show, the “Lady Marmalade” quartet hasn’t reunited since its release. But in March 2021, the singers celebrated the 20th anniversary of their once-in-a-lifetime hit. Aguilera shared a vintage photo of her classic “Lady Marmalade” video look, writing, “Happy Anniversary, Lady Marmalade,” while P!nk reposted an Instagram Story remembering their performance at 2001’s Wango Tango Concert.

Missy Elliott remembered it as “one of the BIGGEST Collabs in HISTORY” on Twitter, while Mya also nodded to Patti Labelle and her former girl group Labelle, who originated the song in 1974. Here’s hoping that everyone involved can reunite for an epic performance for its 25th anniversary.