Cristiano Ronaldo's party has been described as a "blessing from God" by the singer whose photos posted on social media triggered the backlash from fans.
The Real Madrid forward celebrated his 30th birthday a few hours after his team were mauled 4-0 by Atletico Madrid, which caused uproar amongst the club's supporters.
In a similar sense, Colombian singer Kevin Roldan - who performed at Ronaldo's birthday party - was bubbling with positivity in the aftermath of what he described as "just dinner".
"There is no bad publicity," he told EFE. "The controversy has brought me many followers, downloads and new fans for my music. It's been a blessing from God.
"I know everyone would jump at the opportunity to take some pictures with Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez, and that they'd then gain interest on social networks.
"There's been some evil spoken about the night, but one must separate the professional life from the personal life - it was just dinner.
"I don't understand the controversy. You can't win every game."
Real Madrid and Ronaldo will be hoping to get back on track with a victory at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday, with kick-off at 18:00CET.
Anything but a victory in the Spanish capital would allow Barcelona to leapfrog them at the top of La Liga if they beat Levante at home on Sunday.