07/06/2017 6:03 AM AEST

Watch Jerry Seinfeld Reject A Hug From Kesha Three Times In a Row

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Jerry Seinfeld performs onstage at the National Night Of Laughter And Song.

You know the old adage never meet your idols? Well, you probably shouldn’t hug them either. 

Pop star Kesha learned both these lessons the hard way (and on camera) when she approached Jerry Seinfeld on the red carpet at National Night of Laughter and Song on Monday. The comedian was in the middle of an interview, when the “We R Who We R” singer crashed stage left, asking for a hug not once, not twice, but three times. 

“I’m Kesha. I love you so much,” she gushed. “Can I give you a hug?”

“No thanks,” Seinfeld repeated over and over again, backing away from the singer before she released a moan of pure awkwardness and scampered off. 

“I don’t know who that was,” Seinfeld told the interviewer, who informed the star  it was Kesha. “Well, I wish her the best.”

Somewhere in the greater Los Angeles area, Kesha softly strums her guitar as she single tears it to an acoustic version of the “Seinfeld” theme song. 

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