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Matt Lauer Takes Some Digs At Christina Aguilera's Career During Today Show Interview!

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We would NOT want to have to be around her after this! He really took some digs there!

Check out Christina Aguilera's interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show regarding the singer's judging position on the reality competition The Voice, during which the TV anchor takes some pretty thinly veiled shots at her troubled career and personal drama (above)!

Yeesh! Gurl's got some SERIOUS awkward laughter around the 2:20 mark, no?!

Can't say we blame her! He's definitely a little harsh!

What do U think?? Was Matt purposely giving Xtina a tough time?

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79 comments to “Matt Lauer Takes Some Digs At Christina Aguilera's Career During Today Show Interview!”

  1. 1

    If this isn't the Pot calling the Kettle Black then I don't know what is….Mario you were Xtina #1 basher until you were saved (losing sponsors) and changed your ways.

  2. 2

    NBC interviewer causing drama with an NBC host whose new program is being promoted for NBC? Could it be… that Matt Lauer is evil and mean, or dare I say that his mission was to cause some interest/support for the voice and Christina? She didn't throw a chair through a window, right? Everyone is promoting something, the entire premise of all all these reality shows and interviews is to create relevancy to a artist's agenda. It is part of the game.

  3. 3

    despite the fact that shes a whale, she could use a nice slice of humble pie.

  4. 4

    I think Perez is reading too much into the interview…trying to cause drama that isn't there…

  5. 5

    Whatever 'digs' he was took at her, she handled it gracefully. And it's true about shows like these. Before ppl had to bust their ass off ofr yes and build their way up, now they get thrust into the spotlight and are 'overnight successes' so I don't think that was a dig more than an observation.

  6. 6

    Yeah I think he was trying to get a specific reaction but she seemed fine and on point to me.

  7. 7

    Open and honest interview with well handled responses by Xtina. You are just trying to create drama where there is none. Xtina has been around and will be around a lot longer than your Gaghag, who is prime material for future celebrity rehab seasons.

  8. 8

    biana V - ITA with your comment. I was going to say the same thing!!

  9. 9

    What the fuck are you talking about!! There where no digs. You are really looking for something that is not there. He was just saying it took her many years of hard work to get really famous and these guys on the reality shows are getting over night. So it was more of a dig at the contestants. Christina's body is so awkwardly shaped now.

  10. 10

    He was not harsh and she didn't sound awkward! It was a normal interview.

  11. 11

    Lauer is a jealous bitch seeing his only talent is reading a teleprompter and giving the mornings news read. Not so talented after all when you really think about it. Christina should have asked him how it feels to be in the twilight of his teleprompter reading morning show news career.

  12. 12

    Re: adrianajane – did you watch the interview? Matt is going IN on her. I'm surprised she stayed so composed

  13. cuete says – reply to this


    it seems that he was trying to get her to get mad, but i thing she did great.

  14. 14

    Re: biana v – *sorry, digs he took at her/gracefully and it's true/ass off for yrs.

  15. 15

    she is a fat ugly pig

  16. 16

    Who cares. Her career was going down the $#!^ hole until magically she is the main judge for a rip off of American Idol… hmm, was this because her last CD Bionic did horrible and had to be re-released after a terrible movie. I think she needs to stay out of the spotlight. Period.

  17. 17

    He certainly was throwing some digs her way but she handled it really well and took the high road. Kind of surprised he's line of question pertaining to ppl in her life trying to do some sort of intervention and those ppl knowing best.

  18. 18

    Yeah, he did act like a jackass with her, with all those jabs he took. Wonder why he zeroed in on her. She handled her self like a champ, though! I especially love when she set him straight and said that only SHE knows who in her life was genuine and she was keeping it real when she added the insight that some people were feeding into the dramz and power-trippin'! You go, girl!

    Show us a good album!

  19. 19

    Dang..she looks stuffed on here..gained alot of weight over last few months…she looks fat on THE VOICE and in recent interviews and on the street..

  20. 20

    oh please. it is pretty obvious that she is ready to leave all the bumps in the road behind her and talk about it. It is pretty natural that the interviewer will ask her about the stuff thats happended to her the past few months. she has obviously come out stronger. She handled the questions gracefully. lets see if someone will ask Britney about her meltdown and conservatorship etc. she cant even form proper sentences anymore. more props to xtina for being strong!!!

  21. 21

    Congrats Xtina, you were a lady. Thanks bobble head for posting, too badd no real drama to talk about.


  22. 22

    and btw. why do you always have to show negative about her. why didnt you show her on letterman and how funny she was on it! ppl who are talking about her weight should look in the mirror. she has had a rough time with her divorce. iam pretty sure that she will get back to where she was.

  23. 23

    Re: New_Leaf7 – agreed!

  24. 24

    Poor Xtina :( He was a little rude! Yikes!

  25. 25

    She gave good answers to some tough questions. She was very professional. Kudos to her for keeping her cool under pressure. Very classy. I'm impressed.

  26. 26

    She still has one of the best voices of our generation no matter how fat she gets!!!!

  27. 27

    hmmm I thought she gave a good interview. I wish she would loose the wigs and over processed hair look. She has such an incredible voice, you have to give her that. She doesn't try and lip sync her way through life like Britney!

  28. 28

    Hey Perez, where is the video of Carson Daly going IN on you posting the blatant lie about her being a Diva on set? No. Perez only posts negative stories about her. And to whoever said she should quit, really? A 4-5 octave singer who writes/co-writes all of her music and is involved creatively in all her projects should quit? While the mainstream chicks who can't sing or write music should dominate? Lol. No wonder the mainstream industry is a joke. People with talent get shit on while the ones with none get praised. So sad.

  29. 29

    Re: biana v

    that point is dead on and is the exact reason artists are so gimicy and have a team of writers and stylists etc basically making them the face of a product and that product being the style of music, the personality, the cloths the way the image. its because record companies won't invest in the working your arse off talent anymore to risky and not enough money until down the road. they don't give a crap about the short shelf life especially because most of the kids who will replace them think thats just how music is, they dont know about working for it and being patient they just think having it all written and scripted out for you is being a mucisian.

  30. 30

    she does look a bit hefty and she is probably even wearing some kind of gurdle too

  31. 31


  32. 32

    I bet you jizzed in your pants when you watched it, didn't you Mario? You've always been one of her biggest haters and that hasn't changed.

  33. 33

    Why do people call her fat? What do you all look like?

  34. 34

    Re: netgear
    I don't get why this website always thinks people are fighting when they are not. It reminds me of last night when this website actually though Andersoon Cooper was serious when he started to cut-up/joke with Steven Colbert. This website scares me sometimes with their common sense!

  35. 35

    Christina handled herself like a pro. She did not back down and even balding Matt, who has his OWN marriage issues can't bring her down! She is so well spoken. Impressed! #Fighter

  36. 36

    yeah he's a bit rude in this interview but it's an opportunity for her to show how intelligent she is. im actually kind of impressed.

  37. 37


  38. 38

    Re: chunkeh – Again the amount of hate on this website (comments) is really troublesome to me…Calling her "fat" is unjust…so what, she gained some pounds….Clearly, her career has stalled and she is trying to make some bucks so that she can maintain her lifestyle…who cares really….Would you call a man "fat"…there is a HUGE double standard here…anytime a woman is not perfect looking she is "ugly" and "fat' etc…No such comments are made when it is a man….Sexism makes me sick….and you wonder why there are so many eating disorders, especially for people who are insecure….not funny….Stop being so damn mean!!! Geez…learn something: be kind to others.

  39. 39

    Re: perez_the_childporn_king – Your screen name makes me realize you are a bully to the scariest degree…calling perez a "childporn king"….not cool….’cause in your backwards mind he is gay and therefore MUST be into child porn"? wow, get an education and sensitivity training….gay does not mean sexual deviants….stop bashing and bullying AND get off this site-the world is hateful enough…don't need to be reading this intolerant crap. Practice love and tolerance and YOU may suddenly NOT feel the urge to bully on this site!

  40. 40

    He's an ass clown. Very rude. But she held her ground! Go Christina

  41. 41

    "We would NOT want to have to be around her after this!" YOU MESSY FAT QUEEN!! whatever for your insinuations…Matt is what happens to TV interviewers..he was PC for ages and now hes bald n old and thinks the show is HIS for his own opinions..and catty like a queen too…LOVE XTINA!! and how she handled it..espec when she mentioned what SHE knows on her personal level..bet Matt felt dumb…you "journalists" are stooping to new lows…no tact with your "reporting/interviews"

  42. 42

    Nice interview. There were no digs.

  43. 43

    I for one think she looks awesome, nice and curvy, better than a stick.

  44. 44

    he was prob just trying to piss her off, but she stayed classy and was a women about it as she always is now w. controversies. i love xtina

  45. 45

    She handled him like a pro, a true prfessional. BTW he was no more harsh then youve been on her.

  46. 46

    In Latin American culture, Christina (half Latina) is a medium built somewhat curvaceous woman and looks healthy. Only in this warped, ridiculous American culture would anyone call her fat. She did well in the interview so she was well prepared and professional.

  47. 47

    Re: joliepitt007 – I agree. And even with her weight… she really isn't that large. Yes she is no longer a size zero… she is average sized now and there is nothing wrong with that.

  48. 48

    Lauer is a jerk who cheats on his wife. Why anyone would waste their time doing interviews with this tired genre is beyond me but whatever.

  49. 49

    I think that he was being a bit crude. But CA handled it like a Warrior Queen lol. I'm a ahuge Gaga Little Monster as many of you ass-holes on this website know. But I want CA back I much prefer her over Britney Spears. CA and Gaga should totally due a duet. :) PAWS UP! (")(")

  50. 50

    I think she handled herself really well. Considering the questions with the personalised undertones. I love when she she beats it back and says, "only I would know". Good for her. Must admit, I bearly recognise her, she has filled out. Not that that is a problem for me shes as beautiful and smart as ever, but not sure about the platinum blond for her at this time. She seems to intelligent for it anyways! I kid!

  51. 51

    Again, what the hell? What digs? It's a simple interview dumbass……I won't even say that she handled it well because there was nothing to handle. What are you talking about? You're trying to start something here? Doesn't matter, you're quickly quickly losing your cred bitch.

  52. 52

    He was an asshole~~~`

  53. Drita says – reply to this


    Re: Bobodo – Well about her being a medium in latin america i dont't know. I am not saying she is fat at all, but if she went to latin america she would definitely be bigger than most young girls. Just saying, but again CA is not fat :P

  54. 54

    Only 3 words: TOO MUCH MAKEUP

  55. 55

    harsh him are you blind she mostly has this stupid face everytime she does the tv show she is a diva bitch of course she act like a bitch.

  56. 56

    If it was Gaga she would go on a rant calling him
    a retard while her camp came out on stage and say how dare he talk to Queen Gaga that way, she is God. Then Perez would agree.

  57. 57

    and actually the reporter said everything right about the show.

  58. 58

    I'm glad this interview happen and Matt Lauer was really speaking for the skeptics out there so it was TIME for Chrisitina to finally say what's been going on and speak her mind defending herself. right after that drunken arrest she was on this hit NBC show in the blink of an eye. So while people and skeptics were gossiping about her and making fun of her she finally got to say something about all that in this interview. at the 3:58pm you really did see the XTINA Diva power come out and rightfully so. #DEFEND

  59. 59

    I dind't sense the tension

  60. 60

    oh please if you're in the limelight for as many years as her you have no business being there if you can't handle some tough questions. and if I remember correctly, journalists are supposed to ask tough questions, not just cater to a celeb to pump up their image.

  61. 61

    i dont see where he was being mean. you've said WAY worse things about her than anyone else has.

  62. 62

    Re: imgoingtobeGFF – ummmmmmmmm i LOVE YOU for saying that!!!!!

  63. 63

    he didn't take digs at her, it was a normal interview. he only said one thing that could been taken the wrong way about the contestants being more famous than her in her 10 year career. but in essence, it's probably true, the media talks about these sort of shows, so in the moment now, they would probably be getting more press. more press doesn't neccesarily mean fame or success.

  64. 64

    Re: justrandom222
    She probably doesn't want to discuss every element of her private troubles on breakfast tv, but she kept it on point & professional. NBC thinks she's the second coming of Christ& literally their savior right now - being the face of their only hit show for ages, so it's a bit silly to claim she's some sort of failure. Not to mention she's got real skills, unlike the majority of her peers. I found out the real reason why Perez started this crusade against her recently, and man, he is despicable. It's really a dreadful state of affairs when a self-appointed 'gay crusader' can't recognize that outing people is incredibly damaging.

  65. 65

    Perez has lost this battle. She seems to be back on a career up curve. NBC think she's the second coming of Christ right now, literally their savior as the face of their only hit show in forever. She's doing pretty well. She still has more quantifiable talent in her little finger than most of her peers combined. Of course she didn't want to talk about highly personal stuff on a breakfast TV show, but she kept it classy & professional. I heard why Perez started hating on her. He is despicable. I can't believe that as a self-appointed 'gay crusader', he doesn't understand how incredibly damaging it is to out people. (he outed her friend and she got pissed).

  66. 66

    Why haven't you posted about Howard Stern ripping GaGa a new asshole? Passive aggressive bully is obvious. Flop blogger.

  67. 67

    what an asshole. it's so obvious he's trying to get under her skin, it's just cruel and obnoxious. i truly believe she handled this shitty situation with a lot of class. i admire her for that.

  68. 68

    She handled it like a pro and acted like a lady. Love Xtina

  69. 69

    I think people took it as a jab when he said the contestants would be more famous than her in the 10 years that she's been around but that's life. Now a days you don't have to be talented to be famous and the ones who are struggle for the same success. I thought she handled the interview well and it just proves that she'll rise above all these childish drama and walk away like a professional.

  70. 70

    just gonna toss this out there, she didnt write beautiful AT ALL, It had been around for a while and cortney love wanted to do it but they held it for christina.

  71. 71

    I love how Matt Lauer still seems to think he is a real journalist. He frequently has some agenda to push, and he does so with the grace of a bull in china shop. I'm not sure if there is anyone who can give him the reality check he so desperately needs, but I'd love to see it happen. As a journalist, it is your duty to be respectful of the person you are interviewing. Christina was being polite and courteous, and Matt was being his usual arrogant self.

  72. IVIV says – reply to this


    Re: Chris J Burton – are you talking about when Perez outed Sia? Christina was really upset at him when he did that. She regards Sia as one of her closest friends, so when Perez outed her, of course Christina was upset & disappointed. But hey, no matter how many times you tell people that, they won't listen. They will just insist Christina must be a bitch & did something to Perez, when she was just staying loyal to Sia & cared about Sia's feelings & personal life. & stood up for Sia's rights. No more exclusives or favors for Perez from Christina. So he launched his Bionic smear campaign. disgusting.

  73. IVIV says – reply to this


    Re: why bother – "they" held it for Christina? who's "they"? If you knew what you were talking about, I'd assume you meant Linda Perry. Who approached Christina when she was working on Stripped, & asked if she wanted to work together. after that on their first meeting about possibly working together, Christina was really shy & asked Linda to just play something for her. Linda played Beautiful, & said in the beginning of the song Christina was across the room, & by the end of the song she was sitting next to Linda on the piano bench. She asked if she could sing the song, & she laid down the track one take. That take you hear on the CD is that first time she sang the song. Even the "don't look at me" in the beginning was Christina telling her friend not to look at her sing because it was the first time & like I said, she was shy & nervous. Linda Perry said she knew Christina did the song justice & that's why she chose Christina, after having the song for years & people like Courtney Love desperately begging Linda for it, she chose Christina that day. Linda told the story on Christina's VH1 Storytellers. She said it's not her song anymore, it's now Christina's song.

  74. 74

    Re: IVIV – you are absolutely right. he was loving the NMT single up until she uninvited him from her cd release party because he outed Sia.He got pissed and went on the anti-christina campaign. For someone who is gay to out someone is a real shame.

  75. 75

    She handles herself well. Perez you just take digs at her because U know she competition.
    Ur all being catty and I am on the fence with you Perez. I hope i see you at the Arclight soon, Bitch!

  76. 76

    she answers gracefully. that woman is a genius and people dont even know it. ou seriously cant get through her.

  77. IVIV says – reply to this


    Re: joliepitt007 – yup, exactly. he behaved like the child that he is. & Sia isn't the only person he's outed, he's terrible.

  78. 78

    Hahahaha. The dumb jealous Diva got owned by Matt Lauer. She's such a phony and from what i read she continues to diss Lady Gaga. Gaga has never done anything to you honey… You need to stop acting delusional about how talented you are because #1 You're attitude stinks so much that i don't care how many high octaves you can reach… you still suck! And number #2 your last album flopped because it sucked… you might have the ability to sing but sure don't know how to write any good music or even have a ear for it. :P

  79. 79

    Re: Gagalo0 – Carson is just covering Xtina's ass for the shows sake.