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Leona Lewis Turns Down President Obama

Leona Lewis Turns Down President Obama

Leona Lewis smiles for the cameras as she makes her way to her terminal at the LAX airport on Monday (June 1).

The 24-year-old singer has reportedly turned down an invitation by President Barack Obama to the White House. “Leona was thrilled to be invited to dinner by Obama. She really wanted to meet him and his wife Michelle – who is a big fan and has her Spirit album. They both think she is a strong, inspirational and talented young woman who is a fantastic role model for children,” a source told The Mirror.

“They would love her to get involved in some of their charity projects. But it was really unfortunate that it clashed with her tight schedule to get her second album done,” the source said. “Leona would have felt it a real honor to sing for him too. So if Barack ever asks again, she’ll jump at the chance.”

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  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    dumb move.

  • Rhonda

    People think it doesn’t matter that the Obama’s insulted the British prime minister and his wife. And Michelle went on to mug their Queen and the Obama’s didn’t mind their manners with the Queen. But way down deep inside “it matters”.

    Say what you will about George and Laura they were always properly respectful to everyone, not just their friends.

  • nicole

    # 2… What makes you think that? Something wrong/ backwards or whatever with how you see or understand things. You have it wrong.

    George and Laura? LOL

    You must be a red neck republican to even say this.

    Go back and get a real education

  • mylord

    Oh yeah, turning down the most powerful leader of the world because of an album. Not a smart move, she would have gotten more attention just meeting with the President than she will ever get for her album.

  • HMMMM

    Rhonda…shut the phuck up! You don’t know what the phuck your saying. President Obama nor Madame MItchelle would ever do such a thing. She feared backlash for the Brits! That bi*tch is getting her nose fixed, her days are numbered, she should be so lucky to have even gotten an invite, so, unfortunate for her, she missed a golden opportunity to gain even more “hype” (and it is hype, because she isn’t the best singer, and she certainly is NO Miriah, back in the day as some compared her to). and exposure, if anything, any publicity she was going to receive is going overshadowed.

  • T

    She needs to lose that blond hair STAT!

  • LuckyL

    Haha, dummy. The chance will not come again.

  • Suns

    Leona is not only lacking in personality, but common sense too. I’m really not a fan of Miss Potato Head.

    #2 RHONDA… I’m British, and you’re talking complete nonsense -typical republican. The Queen actually put her arm around Mrs. O first, and she simply followed in kind.

  • Jezy

    geez, that is really disrespectful to turn down the most powerful man in the world…”sorry Prez, but I’m busy promoting my album….”
    it’s her loss, she misses out on the publicity and respect.

  • joey

    # 8..

    that is right!

    Don’t know why Rhonda said that. Possibly being a typical republican and also closed minded will result in that type of thinking and wrong information. Republican are also known for making up stories .

  • Rhonda

    Typical liberal, response. Same Same Same, please learn new words!

  • HA!

    You don’t have to be a Republican to know that George and Laura Bush were perfectly respectful when dealing with foreign dignitaries. It has nothing to do with politics. How the Obamas in the UK even come up?

    I’m certain that this singer will have another chance to visit the White House. The Obamas seem to be all about having celebrities around them. There is nothing wrong with politely declining an invitation because you can’t be there.

  • kimberly

    ha! does not matter if George and Laura were respectful.

    Having him as President made a real mess of the U.S.

    Too bad there were too many dumb Americans voting for that monkey!

  • Ashley

    Good for her. Someone needs to show them they can’t always have whatever they want. And everyone else is right Leona is Brittish and what Michelle did to the Queen was entirely inappropriate and she didn’t even apologize!

  • asylum

    @kimberly: Talk about respect. Perhaps YOU should go back to school and learn some.

  • Rhonda

    I don’t think we can even consider the president of the Unitied States the most powerful man in the world any longer, truth be told the PM of China is probably the most powerful man in the world now. Obama is now on par with Putin.

  • Saudia

    I love her .. it’s unfortunate that she didn’t get to make it .. I cannot wait for her new album!! Leona is amazing, has easily become my favourite singer

  • Chloe

    Homegirl is just trying to do her work. She’s probably not the first celebrity to turn down such an offer.

  • LuckyL

    You don’t have to be a Republican to know that George and Laura Bush were perfectly respectful when dealing with foreign dignitaries.
    __________
    Haha, yes that what matter’s over alienating 99 percent of the globe against America.

  • LuckyL

    And why is that bullsh** British paper calling America’s President by his first name? Disrespectful much? Yes Brits, support us and be “respectful” when it fits your agenda. Go f*** yourselves.

  • LuckyL

    Haha, “Rhonda” doesn’t sound like a British name.

  • boo

    I call BULL on this story. The Brits are trying to stay relevant in America but no one is buying their crap. It’s not like Obama’s pre-requisite for dealing with people is that they have to be mixed raced. Brits love to pretend they are turning people down but whatever! Leona was most likely never invited in the first place. She is not a star. She’s a reality tv show winner!!
    The mirror is notorious for making up stupid things

  • LuckyL

    Rhonda @ 06/02/2009 at 12:34 pm

    I don’t think we can even consider the president of the Unitied States the most powerful man in the world any longer, truth be told the PM of China is probably the most powerful man in the world now. Obama is now on par with Putin.
    _________

    I hope you suffer the consequences of one of China’s defective products b****. Communist wh*re.

  • Erica

    I can’t stand this arrogant b*tch! How about Americans not buy her album and she can take her ungreatful @ss back to Britain.

  • Taivonna

    Oh, that po po chil, she done turned down Pres YoMammy.

  • mertz

    lol. obama invite me instead. love how the !tch put obama on par w/ putin. lol. stop pretending you know anything about politics. i mean obama hasn’t stared into the eyes of putin and seen his new found brother in arms. you don’t have to be a liberal to know that george bush is a stupid c*nt, and also lol at your impressions of the obama’s not following tradition/protocol. if that’s all you’re worrying about then that’s a good thing.

    lol at leona though. yes concentrate on your album because it’s probably gonna sell huge again.

  • Marcus

    What’s up with these British singers? Are they all ugly? First Amy Winehouse and then this one. Both are dogs, just different breeds.

  • Sean

    Horseface

  • Republican with morals

    @joey
    : You people are all fools EXCEPT for Rhonda. HA! – Word up!
    As you can see there are nothing but democrats and liberals with NO CLASS defending an Amateur. This poor Country is in for a rude awakening.

  • Republican with morals

    @[~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]: NOT REALLY. Why would she interupt her plans for this fake as@Ashley:
    Couldn’t have said it better myself. =)

  • Republican with morals

    @joey:
    HAAAAA!!!! that’s HILARIOUS. We ALL know you damn liberals and democrats are the ones, who cheat and lie.

  • HMMMM

    @Rhonda:
    Rhonda….we have to dumb things down for you….liberal? How about, intelligent responses. On par with Putin…you are probably Sarah Palin disguised as Rhonda…go look at Russia from your back yard!

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    @Rhonda: hahahahahaha.. fcuking idiot. =]

  • Rhonda

    You all should really read a little more than just jared. Obama’s tax cheating treasury secretary was literally laughed at, to his face, in Beijing trying to convince the commies that THEIR assets are safe with Obama.

  • Suns

    @Ashley (#15)
    Why should Mrs Obama apologise when the Queen touched her FIRST. You clearly have difficulty reading/comprehending, so take your time with this – 2nd paragraph: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1888962,00.html

    @Kimberly (#14)
    Well said. I couldn’t give two hoots about that warmonger and his wife’s so called manners.

    @Rhonda, your comments are just too stupid to even contemplate. I wish you well.

  • HMMMM

    @Republican with morals:@Republican with morals:

    CHEAT AND LIE….WHAT THE PHUCK DID WE INVADE, SEND THE BEST MILITARY PERSONNEL TO GET KILLED AND KILL INNOCENT CIVILIANS OVER…OIL FOR DADDY..MORE MONEY FOR THE FMAILY…TELL ME, HOW BIG OF LIE DOES A REPUBLICAN HAVE TO TELL INORDER FOR IT TO BE CONSIDERED A LIE IN THEIR EYES? DON’T TELL THIS LIBERAL ABOUT LIES…I HAD TO SEE A LIAR STAND BEFORE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE WORLD FOR EIGHT YEARS BECAUSE DERELECTS LIKE YOU VOTED FOR HIM. BUSH AND HIS DADDY’S MONEY STOLD THE ELECTION TWICE..THREE TIMES WAS NOT THE CHARM! PLEASE, IT’S A LOSING A BATTLE, PERHAPS YOU NEED TO REALIZE PRESIDENT OBAMA IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! NOW GO RUN WITH YOUR TAIL BETWEEN YOUR LEGS LIKE THE REST OF YOUR UNDCOVER, GREEDY, SELF ABSORBED, UNEMPATHITIC, FELLOW INPOSTERS!

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    @Republican with morals: turning down a once in the life time chance because she wants to finish her album?!? hahahahaha.. like her unknown producer couldn’t wait. hahahaha.. stupid biiish.
    .
    oh yeah, the next time the queen’s lucky enough to meet the obama’s.. tell her to keep her old ass hands off my first lady.

  • Rhonda

    While we are all going to be driving cartoon colored clown cars soon, Obama just gave away HUMMER to the Chinese.

    Enjoy your Change, how do you want your Change, nickels or pennys

    You got punked

  • lady

    If this story is true she must be one of the dumbest folks out there – ” clashed with her second album” come on man if you are going to make an excuse it better be health related anything else is down right lame…

  • Rhonda

    are any of you getting it yet, you and your children are the future basketweavers, the Chinese will build the HUMMERS, Obama probably won’t even allow us to IMPORT them. we tried to tell you Obama was a muslim and Marxist, he WANTS Iran to have nuclear power, we are going to abandon Isreal and he just gave away HUMMER. He bows to Saudi king and Michelle mugs the Queen of England. We are becoming a communist nation right before your eyes and you can’t even see it, but sadly, you will,

  • Nancy

    thats the stupidest move ever! who turns down president barrack obama!!

  • mertz

    Republican with morals @ 06/02/2009 at 1:40 pm @joey
    : You people are all fools EXCEPT for Rhonda.
    —————————————————-
    yes of course you would say that. how unsurprising. and of course the !tch will keep spreading her agenda. instead of sitting down and commenting on this site maybe do something and get involved in the politcal sphere. gosh. there are just too many idiots on this website.

  • mertz

    are any of you getting it yet, you and your children are the future basketweavers, the Chinese will build the HUMMERS, Obama probably won’t even allow us to IMPORT them. we tried to tell you Obama was a muslim and Marxist, he WANTS Iran to have nuclear power, we are going to abandon Isreal and he just gave away HUMMER. He bows to Saudi king and Michelle mugs the Queen of England. We are becoming a communist nation right before your eyes and you can’t even see it, but sadly, you will,
    ————————————————————————–
    i wonder what you mean when you say we (no don’t tell me. i know already because i do have a brain), and also it’s nice to see that you are a part of a collective and feel the need to put the rest down. hypocrisy is such a beautiful thing. it’s nice of you to realize all of this…i hope you were also realizing all of this when dubya was in power, or even when dubya sr was in power or even repubs and dems in general. keep going with your agenda !itch

  • Jack

    She’s cute

  • HA!

    Regardless of what everyone has convinced themselves George Bush has done to the country (by the way, what we’re seeing doesn’t happen in 8 years, people) he and his wife were always perfectly polite and respectful of the people they visted and hosted. Now, he didn’t go so far as to chum around with Chavez, but I could be wrong. And I am not a Republican. The day you all stopped being able to see even the most innocuous things objectively and with out party lines being involved is the day that this country became polarized. It’s a shame.

  • shane

    Gad! lots of dumb republican attitudes on here! If George Bush was still President… the U.S. will be in a cesspool and probably no longer the most powerful country in the world. He left so much trash and damage for the new President. And still, you guys here (republicans) still complain. You just don’t want to wake up and see the facts!

    Stop with the closed minds! Get educated before you pass on the stupid thinking to our future.

  • Fanniners

    What the hell are the Obamas doing? They should just move the White House to Hollywood. How about running the country instead of trying to get celebrities to visit you?
    Good for Leona Lewis. I applaud her decision and hope she stays as far away from the Obamas as possible.
    Lets all see how many celebrities the Obamas bring to the White House at the taxpayers expense. Oh yeah, and while we pay for them to take a private jet to NY City, pay for their dinner and broadway show.

    Leona, good for you.

  • Fanniners

    By the way, Leona Lewis is a million times more talented and a milion times more attractive than that stupid BeYAWNce who tried to perform at the celebrity president inauguration.

  • Fanniners

    @shane: Shane, you should get educated. Obviously you don’t know much about the govt. Great that Obama’s so called stimulus package puts our country’s debt into the TRILLIONS and yet, only 12 cents of every dollar has ANYTHING to do with stimulating the economy. All he did was start a huge spending party in Washington and you and your kids are going to pay for that for a long time.

  • obamasux

    good for her

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