Regine Velasquez admits singing over Nick Lachey because of his attitude: ‘Nuknukan ng yabang’
Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez does not have to prove herself to anyone, but a flash of ego could get her riled up, she recently admitted in an interview.
The singer got candid about the time she upstaged American boy band singer Nick Lachey on the online show “Brightwin Ninangs” last Thursday, Feb. 18.
Velasquez recalled meeting the boy band 98 Degrees and confessed that she was unimpressed with Nick.
“Iyang si Nick Lachey, nuknukan ng yabang. Nuknukan ng yabang! (Nick Lachey has the biggest ego. The most huge ego!)” she exclaimed.
She described his bandmates Drew Lachey (Nick’s brother), Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre as “really cool.”
“Siyempre, medyo oriental ang hitsura ng lola mo so nagagandahan sila sa akin, di ba? Lumalandi-landi ng ganoon nang very light,” she recalled. “Iyong Nick Lachey, ang salbahe!”
(Of course, my features are kind of oriental so they found me attractive, right? [They were] flirting with me a bit. But that Nick Lachey was rude!)
Velasquez was set to perform with them onstage and because she did not like Nick’s behavior, she decided she would outshine him.
“Biruin mo umpisa pa lang, nagmamagaling! Baklang ito. Humanda ka sa akin, hindi ka na maririnig,” she quipped.
(Can you believe that from the start, he was showing off! This guy. You better prepare yourself, you will not be heard.)
“Kinain ko talaga siya,” she declared. (I really upstaged him.)
“Nainis ako kasi parang, ‘Bakla, nasa country ka namin, ha. Huwag kang umarte-arte diyan,’” she added. (I got annoyed. “You are in our country. Do not show give us that attitude.”)
Amused by her story, fans dug up her performance of “The Hardest Thing” with 98 Degrees from a 1999 episode of GMA variety show SOP.
— Freedom! QMucheng (@theBlackSonata) February 18, 2021
True enough, Velasquez was in full force as she belted over Nick and drowned his vocals out.
The diva is set to reign in her own virtual concert “Freedom” on Feb. 28. Tickets are being sold for P1,200 at ktx.ph, TFC IPTV and iWantTFC. JB
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