Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Photo: Naima Adedapo Rocks Flair at the American Idol Finalist Party on March 3, 2011

Getting booted off of American Idol has gotta hurt. But according to Naima Adedapo, her Idol elimination was softened by a guest performance from Jamie Foxx that seemed tailor made for her. The similarities between the African drums and dance-heavy performance of Foxx and will.i.am’s song “Hot Wings” and Naima’s rendition of “Dancing In the Street” the week before made her send-off just that much easier.

Said Naima, “[That performance] was for me! It felt like my exit parade! I was like, 'I'm happy! It doesn't even matter now. I'm happy!' I wanted to jump over the couch and get it in with them. They did such a wonderful job. ... I was yelling the whole time.” If only she had! We would’ve loved to see Naima throw a few of her high kicks into the mix.

We’re glad she ended her Idol run on a high note!


Source: MTV.com