Nicole Scherzinger joined the list of celebrities paying tribute to Maui after wildfires killed almost 100 people on the island. 

The 45-year-old singer shared a video in which she could be seen asking her followers for their support and help in the aftermath of the natural disaster.

Her footage came after she received backlash from fans who felt her most recent bikini photoshoot that she posted to Instagram was ‘insensitive’.

The  Honolulu native has since addressed the wildfires on the same social media account and uploaded the video alongside a lengthy caption.

It read: ‘Maui needs our help. Please do whatever you can to help our friends and ‘ohana in this time of need. See the link in my bio to support Maui in whichever way you can. @hawaiicommunityfoundation @hawaiiredcross @mauihumanesociety

‘Sending all my Aloha to those living this devastation and mahalo nui to those continuing to raise awareness to help fight these terrible times.’

Sitting in an empty room, the star wore a simple white corset top in the clip and pleaded with the public to donate to the Hawaii red cross.

The star promised: ‘Your monetary donations will go directly to families in Maui who need our help. 

‘Thank you and God bless.’ 

Underneath her post, fans rushed to defend the former Pussycat Dolls star as she attempted to spread the word.

One follower wrote: ‘Stop being so disrespectful and force her to fulfill YOUR expectations. If you want to help, do it. 

‘Nothing changes if YOU are criticizing her for what she does or not does. YOU don’t know what she is doing in the background.’

Another said: ‘Guys can you please be respectful! OMG it’s her home! She did more for Maui and her home than you all together! So think about that before you write a comment. Stay kind!’

Their supportive comments came amid negativity surrounding her previous swimsuit pictures from her holiday in response to which her fans claimed they were in ‘poor taste’.

It was announced that 89 people had died in the devastating wildfires, which officials believed were the deadliest disaster in the US state’s history.

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