Entertainment Music Fan Throws Shoe at Jennifer Hudson While She's Singing 'And I Am Telling You' — and Her Reaction Is Perfect During her concert in Boston while she was singing "And I Am Telling You," one of Jennifer Hudson's fans followed in her Voice footsteps and threw a shoe at her By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 30, 2017 02:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Jennifer Hudson has started a trend. On Tuesday’s premiere of The Voice, the 36-year-old Grammy and Oscar winner kicked off her first season as a coach by giving the show one of its most memorable moments in 13 seasons. Moved by contestant Chris Weaver’s version of “Try a Little Tenderness,” Hudson took off a shoe and threw it right at the stage. “Where I come from, that’s a compliment,” Hudson said on the show. “And we know at times when you sing like that, you better be prepared to what? Duck.” The move was so iconic that at Hudson’s concert in Boston Friday, a band member did the same thing — this time to her while she was singing her Dreamgirls classic “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” “I told my crew, I said lord people are going to start throwing shoes at me after @nbcthevoice and that’s just what happened tonight!” Hudson explained in the caption of a video of the moment that she shared on Instagram. “I got my first shoe thrown at me tonight! lol I could barely finish my song after this guy got done! Lol too much! I love it!!” Ethan Miller/Getty RELATED VIDEO: “Whoa! What? Wow!” The Voice Coach Expressions of Season 13 During a visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers that aired Friday, Hudson explained why she threw her shoe on The Voice. “It is a compliment. At J Hud Productions, it is a compliment,” she said. “If you move me enough that I remove my shoe to throw it at you, you have done something amazing. It is equivalent to a standing ovation.” “Music is so moving and powerful to me. It literally dictates my every emotion,” she continued. “I don’t even know I threw my shoe at you. If you close enough you might get hit but it’s a compliment. I am out of body. … ‘I’m so sorry I didn’t mean to throw a shoe.’ But it’s just how the song moves me. Music moves me in a unique special way but it’s all out of passion and love. ” Hudson also explained that she’s had shoes thrown her way in the past. “I had an audition for a tour, Barry Manilow. I don’t know how many years ago that was. And I sang the song. And the people who I was auditioning for, I don’t know who they was, they literally threw everything at me off the desk. And I was just standing there like, ‘Oh my God,’ ” she recalled. “It was shoes, it was notebooks, it was pens, it was everything.’ They were like, ‘Girl, you betta sing.’ So when somebody’s singing for me, they might catch a shoe.” The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.