Earlier this week, George Michael had the honor of performing a few songs at the Closing Ceremony in London. He first came out with his hit “Freedom 90” which was met with accolades and applause but his choice to perform his new single “White Light” as his second song was not received as well.
Some critics have slammed Michael as using the event to plug his new album and think he should have opted for another of his well known hits.
The singer though, has defended himself, posting on twitter "Had a GREAT time at the closing! I hope you are not bothered by the press reports of my scandalous 'promotion' !!!"
He later added "Please join me in telling them to f--k off! It was my one chance on tv to thank you all for your loyalty and prayers, and I took it. And I don't regret it."
The performance was Michael's first since battling pneumonia an ordeal which inspired "White Light.”
Morning everyone! Had a GREAT time at the closing! I hope you are not bothered by the press reports of my scandalous 'promotion' !!!
— George Michael (@GeorgeMichael) August 14, 2012