The interweb loves to defile a diva’s photograph. They did it to Mimi’s “American Idol” promo photo, and now the people of the virtual world are having a field day with Christina Aguilera’s Lotus album cover. It’s been less than a week since she tweeted the cover art for her forthcoming album and already there are more Photoshopped renditions and GIFs of it on Tumblr than I can keep track of.
Click through to see some of the worst.
Update, 3:40 p.m.: Ooof. We now hear via Just Jared that these quotes are supposedly fake. Christina’s rep has said she never made these comments to Billboard. We’ll keep you posted on this weird story. [Just Jared]
“During the promotion of my album ‘Stripped (in 2002), I got tired of being a skinny, white girl. I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl. The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker and full of piercings! Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow. They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect a lot of people if I gained weight – the production, musical directors. … I told (my label) during this ‘Lotus’ recording, ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it. They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body. My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore — my body is just not on the table that way anymore.
– Christina Aguilera spoke to Billboard about her new album Lotus and hit on something that women in the music biz can be somewhat skittish (understandably) to discuss publicly: the way your body is part of your product as much as your voice. It’s always struck me as an unfair double standard. I mean, Cee Lo clearly is not getting called in and being told to drop some weight. And it’s especially dispiriting that a singer with a phenomenal voice like Christina Aguilera has to deal with that shite. Good for her for putting her foot down! Between this and Lady Gaga’s admission last week that’s she’s battled anorexia and bulimia, it’s really the week of pop stars speaking out — and we’ll all be better for it. [New York Daily News] [Photo: Splash News]
Dear “The Voice,”
I heard the news that you will be replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green with Shakira and Usher next season. I hate this idea. Not because I love Xtina and Cee Lo so much that I can’t stand to lose them, but because you seem to be getting a touch of “American Idol” syndrome.
That’s not a real syndrome, I just made it up. It’s when a reality competition show gets really successful, really quickly, and instead of sticking with what made it really successful, really quickly in the first place, it gets all full of itself and tries to change everything, therefore ruining itself. That was a really long sentence. What I’m trying to say to you is: don’t ruin yourself, “The Voice.” Keep reading »
So, Christina Aguilera has a new single out and it’s called … wait for it … “Fuck Your Body.” I wonder what it’s about? No seriously, I kind of hoped the filthiness of the title would signal a return to her dirrty days, but alas, it’s just kind of a techno heavy dance ballad. Meh. Listen after the jump! Keep reading »
Hannah Hooper of the band Grouplove has outed Christina Aguilera as a singer with the stinkiest reputation. “I have friends that lived in Pittsburgh and they grew up around Christina Aguilera and they swear to God that she smells like hot dogs,” she said. Hot dogs? That’s harsh. I guess Xtina needs to lay off the pork.
Hey, just because they’re famous, doesn’t mean their armpits don’t get funky just like the rest of us. Click through to see some more celebs who have been accused of being stink bombs. [Bossip]
All praise to whomever spent the endless hours it took to produce this incredible new episode of “Got 2 B Real,” the diva variety show. You know it took hours and hours and hours to voice and edit this bitch. Welcome to the Diva Variety Show, featuring Aretha “Hateretha” Franklin, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Rihanna, Beyonce, Dionne Warwick, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Fantasia. As Chaka Khan says, “Shut your shade throwers, open up the blinds.” [YouTube]