Poor Sanjaya Malakar was the butt of what appeared to be an unfortunate joke put on Sunday night by a Seattle radio station.
KISS-106.1 FM radio in Seattle held its “Girls Night Out” concert Sunday in Everett, featuring Fergie, Hilary Duff, Katharine McPhee and Lily Allen.
Sanjaya also appeared on stage, but as you can see in this video on YouTube from the event, he seemed ambushed in what appears to be a joke, when he ended up on stage surrounded by drag queens singing “It’s Raining Men,” by the Weather Girls, presumably poking fun at perceptions about Malakar’s sexual orientation.
According to an employee for the radio station, Sanjaya was fully “in on the staged performance.”
“Access Hollywood” is currently awaiting a call back from 106.1’s press representatives for further information.
Before the concert, however, it was singer Lily Allen who was feeling the affects of Seattle’s raining ways.
People magazine reports that the singer wrote on her MySpace page about how she spent the Saturday before the concert, lying in bed crying over body image issues.
“I used to pride myself on being strong-minded and not being some stupid girl obsessed with the way I look. I felt like it didn’t matter if I was a bit chubby because I’m not a model, I’m a singer,” Allen wrote.
“[But] I’m afraid I am not strong and have fallen victim to the evil machine. I write to you in a sea of tears from my hotel bed in Seattle. I have spent the past hour researching gastric bypass surgery and laser liposuction.”
On Monday, she updated her Blog: “Hi guys, I'm sorry if I worried anyone with the blog I wrote yesterday. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself, I’ve been reading all your comments and they have made me realize there is more to life than being thin! So thank you.”
Maybe it was Sanjaya’s performance that cheered her up!