She didn’t sing, but Amy Winehouse still put on a show Thursday night – dancing and painting her nails as she deejayed at a club in London.
Winehouse, 24, arrived at the Monarch bar – waving a shoe at a photographer on her way in – to face DJ Bioux in a battle of the turntables at the DJ event Snakehips At The Monarch.
With the Union Jack flag and a string of blue lights as her backdrop, she sorted through vinyl records of songs mainly from the ’50s and ’60s. The club night was more of a collaboration than a battle, with DJ Bioux spinning and mixing the oldies songs, including “Wooly Bully,” “Love Potion No. 9” and “My Boy Lollipop,” for the packed venue.
Throughout the night, the “Rehab” singer – who recently spent 10 days in a hospital after collapsing – took several breaks from swaying to the tunes to text on her cell phone, paint her fingernails red and retreat to a back room.
Winehouse also showed her devotion to her jailed husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, 26, wearing a red heart with his name clipped to her trademark beehive and a midriff-baring shirt printed with the words “Blake’s Girl.”
As the night was winding down, fans yelled out to Winehouse to host an after-party at her home. The singer didn’t answer them, but later left in a taxi as photographers chased after her.
This time, luckily no one got hurt: Just two nights before, the singer got in her fourth altercation in two weeks, allegedly hitting her own bodyguard as she made her way through a crowd of photographers outside her house.