Ah, to be 9 years old and already know the thrill of backup dancers sweating and shimmying all around you.
Christina Aguilera’s son, Max, seemed very happy — and very comfortable — taking his mom’s place at a recent dance rehearsal where he grooved along with dancers and lip-synced to Aguilera’s 2006 smash, “Ain’t No Other Man.”
Aguilera posted the video of her little stunt double on Instagram on Tuesday. She captioned the clip, “My little Man filling in for mommy at rehearsal.”
Max also made an adorable public appearance with his mom, half-sister Summer Rain Rutler and Aguilera’s fiancé, Matthew Rutler, on Sunday. The family — decked out in emoji gear — attended the Los Angeles premiere of The Emoji Movie, in which Aguilera voices the role of Akiko Glitter. Pretty much the best character name ever, no? The film is out on July 28.
But back to the dance video! The big question: What exactly is Aguilera rehearsing for? What’s with the fleet of backup dancers?
The powerhouse vocalist’s Fighters fan club speculate that Aguilera could be the recipient of the 2017 MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at next month’s Video Music Awards. There’s been no official announcement of the award recipient, but sleuthy fans were paying close attention on July 11 when Aguilera followed the official MTV VMAs Twitter account (y’all are regular Nancy Drews out there).
We’re hoping it’s true — and that Max will be showing off his moves with his famous mom, front and center.