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Christina Aguilera Slyly Bashes Britney Spears And N'Sync

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Christina Aguilera grew up alongside Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, but that doesn't mean she has any respect for their music.

While talking up her album Lotus, the Voice judge mentioned working with Swedish songwriter Max Martin and nonchalantly discredited his work with her Mickey Mouse Club co-stars by saying:

"I'm not sure we would have been able to create the same music had we connected earlier. He did all the Britney and N'Sync songs, and I was doing something a little more daring. But we've gained respect for each other."

She may have gained respect for Martin, but what about the pop acts he worked with in the past?

The 31-year-old continued to call mainstream pop "dishonest" and "lacking creativity" as she explained:

"I don't really push myself to have those formulaic commercial successes. It's dishonest and it starts lacking creativity. I embraced being a pop artist, but I like doing it on my own terms, at my own pace."

Gurl clearly resents being included in the same category as some of the artists that were scoring top ten hits when she was a rising star in the industry. In fact, Aguilera says she had been "molded or forced" to adopt the sound she had before 2002's Stripped, adding:

"I had been pigeonholed as formula-pop driven, or molded or forced to be something I didn't feel was true to me. I was labeled from Genie in a Bottle."

She's certainly graduated at the top of her class and has been allowed the creative freedom to find her own voice, but it sounds like she doesn't care too much for the Britneys and boy bands of the world.

Don't hate, Xtina! They had the same humble beginnings as you — and JT did some AMAZING things post- N'SYNC!

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51 comments to “Christina Aguilera Slyly Bashes Britney Spears And N'Sync”



  1. 1

    Of course you are making her comments a big deal



  2. 2

    I like Christina, but she should respect bigger names in the biz. Concentrate on the music and stop being catty!



  3. 3

    hmm…
    genie in a bottle is still one of her best songs.
    she has a great voice just not to many great songs.
    some of her best live performances have been other peoples songs. (mans world, benny & the jets)
    the collaborations with sia are also really good.

  4. Rob says – reply to this


    4

    She's being honest and it's not a big deal. Stop spreading false rumors about Legendtina!

  5. Sebas Robben says – reply to this


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    She's not being disrespectful, she's just saying the truth, most of mainstream pop songs are created from 3-4 chords on constant repeat, and that's a fact, non an opinion.
    Plus, she didnt say anythin against Britney's or JT's current music, shes just being critic about music industry.
    Hit has never been a sinonym of quality, unless we apply that rule to Adele's music.

  6. Jesan says – reply to this


    6

    Her comments don't seem like that big of a deal. Okay, she doesn't want to be a typical pop star because it's true, a majority of their music is based off of a formula. She's not actually bashing either one of them. She's "bashing" the former versions of them. The ones that were slaves to the record companies before including herself. They're all pretty successful now and have grown into something new.
    Soooo… way to make something out of nothing..

  7. JustSaying says – reply to this


    7

    She's just stating what happened some time ago, when she wanted to get the "pop princess" label off her forehead, and she proved she can sing at different levels, play with different rythms and perform with artists that were not on her Mickey Mouse league. Is it wrong to say she felt she was being forced to being something she didn't want to be? She's NOT bashing anyone at all.



  8. 8

    However britney is still selling music and Justin would be if he wasn't successful in movies right now. Shes lame.

  9. The RealPeterPAn says – reply to this


    9

    She sayid she was doing something a little bit more daring. Is that bashing anyone? Come on! She congratulates Britney, and praises her job everytime she's asked, she has worked with JT and toured together…please give me a break and stop the yellow press Perez.

  10. mboomer says – reply to this


    10

    Sheis right. Most songs now are about baby, baby, baby…..yeh, yeh, yeh too repetitive. A song should tell a story and these days that is absent. Most singers are here today gone tomorrow!! MB



  11. 11

    She comes off so arrogant lol, whether or not she means to is one thing but she definitely does.



  12. 12

    Hey, I'd be pissed too if people threw me into the same category as B. Spears. Girl can sing circles around that autotuned hot mess, no question about it.



  13. 13

    Get off of your high horse. The last creative CD you made was Dirrty. Copying another era's music is not "creative."



  14. 14

    shes been saying this since 'Stripped', this isnt new. shes not bashing and pop stars, shes just speaking on the pop music world in general. and shes not wrong about it.



  15. 15

    SHADE <3

  16. prg says – reply to this


    16

    u r and idiot perez she didnt talked anything about britney plus she close friend with justin so stop creating hate

  17. Ferr_Remy says – reply to this


    17

    And ur Bionic ( copy Lady Gaga and Britney) was a flop.. and so is Your FAT Body.. so chill Xtina chill!!! Haha



  18. 18

    i do think Aguilera has a great voice when she's not over singing but "Your Body" couldn't be more formulaic and lacking of creativity.



  19. 19

    Re: Sebas Robben – Truth!



  20. 20

    i don't think she was bashing them, she just wants to be set apart from their style

  21. CC says – reply to this


    21

    She's just trying to validate her now working with Max Martin. And instead of doing it will grace and class, it's about being a catty bitch and and oversize ego to stroke. SHe can't even do a simple interview without making it clear her ego defines her. She's just still butt hurt that Britney is so much more loved and adored by people than her when Britney clearly lacks the singing ability compared to Christina. She was not edgy and cool with stripped. It's all been done before and the only thing I even remember from her "stripped" days, even besides the god aweful hair/make up and wardrobe, was the horrific white arm pits she had becasue girl doesn't know how to use a tanning bed. Get a trainer C.A.!!! You need it girl, you need it BAD!

  22. Joanna says – reply to this


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    What a BITCH!! Looks like someone is jealous that she's still in Britney's shadow after all these yrs. Maybe she should eat some humble pie (since she clearly enjoys eating) & tone it down a notch. She's really arrogant for a person who can't even manage to get a hit single. And lol at "I don't really push myself to have commercial successes". Whatever helps u sleep at night sweetie! I guess that's what she tells herself to justify the big flop that was Bionic. Fyi Xtina if u were a lil more humble (like Britney is) Ur Body might do a lil better on the charts. U need to keep ur attitude in check girl. Confidence is attractive but arrogance is off-putting. Don't try & bash others just to justify the fact that u finally worked with Max Martin cuz u were desperate to get a hit single-and even that didn't work!! The only daring thing u ever did was dare to mention the legendary Miss Britney Spears in a poor attempt to get more publicity for ur flop album.



  23. 23

    [Part 1] Um, Perez… Justin was not the sole member of *NSYNC. Justin also hasn't had a Max Martin song on any of his solo albums, yet, so she obviously wasn't referring to any of his solo work. (I'm sure Justin would agree with her on this subject, too.) And it's true–Max Martin-produced songs are typically very formulaic and vapid. The fact that, at your age, you love Britney Spears' and Katy Perry's teen-pop-sounding songs they've made with Dr. Luke and Max is tragic and strange to me. You may love "California Gurls," but that doesn't mean the song has integrity. The only issue I take with Christina in this interview is that it's not really respectful of her to mention what she thinks of Max's previous work with Britney and *NSYNC. That's borderline biting the hand that feeds you. He might even agree with her that he has made a bunch of "lowest common denominator" pop music, but that doesn't mean he's okay with her speaking about it in interviews. Also, while "Your Body" doesn't quite sound like pop music that insults the listener's intelligence, like Britney's music, it's also a far cry from the inventive pop on Bionic (like "Elastic Love" and "Monday Morning") that made me proud of Christina.



  24. 24

    [Part 2] "Moves Like Jagger" was a quasi-formulaic pop song that was a huge hit, and it's pretty transparent that Christina wanted to try to recreate that success with her own work. Her defensiveness about working with Max Martin just makes it that much more obvious. I hope Lotus is a lot more impressive than "Your Body," but knowing how Bionic's sales were a disaster and knowing how record labels are great at boxing up creativity and integrity and throwing it down the nearest garbage chute, I'm preparing for Lotus to be Christina's 2nd-worst album (the worst one being her very formulaic debut album). I'm sure her collaboration(s) with Sia will be a highpoint, as usual, but Max Martin and Alex da Kid reek of cookie-cutter radio pop.

  25. mr.bouzou says – reply to this


    25

    Oh gosh! I don't know if you are writing that bullshit or someone else for you (since you're spending all that time in the gym, buahaha), whoever it is, is really bad at it… first of all that interview is like two weeks old and secondly you took few statements out of the context and turning it as if she's hating on them… grow up already Perez!

  26. mr.bouzou says – reply to this


    26

    Re: Joanna – go and see the interview on your own and then hate cuz that article is bunch of bull!

  27. Rita says – reply to this


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    Daring?! LOL. She hasnt created anything out of the norm to date! Stripped was released in '02 - when urban/r&b music was big, back to basics was released in 06 when old-styled songs were big (alicia keys, mariah's TEOM, amy winehouse), bionic in 09 when gaga was huge and now Your Body which couldnt be more POP if it tried!

  28. Ivan says – reply to this


    28

    If you had a brain you would understand what she meant… there's no drama here, but the one the blogger imagined.



  29. 29

    chill out xtina: here are some facts: your last album was a huge! flop
    your new debuting single YOUR BODY could not even make it onto the top 30 (billboard hot 100), its now bombing at #58.
    BRITNEY: debuted her last album at #1 with the max martin HOLD IT AGAINST ME at #!, followed by till the world end's at#3, and I wanna go at #9.
    same for her circus that debut at #1 and womanizer at #!.
    so miss AGUILERA when you start making hits, and some not flopping albums, you can open your mouth and talk music, for the moment just the fuck up!

  30. STUPID FAT BITCH says – reply to this


    30

    GOD DAMN BYTCH GO BACK TO YOUR BOTTLE

  31. Ihateboys says – reply to this


    31

    People if you think she's bashing Britney, you should learn how to read, the same as Perez. She's talking about HER OWN career, and taking distance from what she considers it wouldn't be honest FOR HER. She is not saying Britney or Nsync sucks, she's saying that she wouldn't have felt well by following their path, and by daring she means, doing things SHE WANTED TO DO and not others WANTED HER TO DO. BTW, everytime she talks about Britney she does it really well, she loves her girl, come on is this 1999 AGAIN? Perez GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!

  32. RainbowBrite says – reply to this


    32

    She's so full of shit saying mainstream pop is dishonest, oh and I suppose she is? I haven't seen anything original about her in a long time. Her new video looks like "Telephone" by Lady G and Beyonce. Let your voice do the work for you, you don't need gimmicks if you have the pipes. She throws too many people under the bus. There's room for everyone.



  33. 33

    IT'S SO OBVIOUS CHRISTINA'S MUSIC IS OUT OF ANY STANDARTS… THAT'S WHY I RESPECT HER AS AN ARTIST AND LOOOOOOOOVE



  34. 34

    LOL…Are you serious Perez? If people read what she was saying..its obvious she wouldnt have connected with Max Martin, as he was doing Pop music for artist like Britney Spears and N'Sync during that period … she was looking for something different and daring, and of course teamed up with Linda Perry.

  35. BritneyQueen90 says – reply to this


    35

    OMG! THIS IS SO FUNNY! YET ALL OF HER CAREER (EXCEPT BACK TO BASICS) WAS A CARBON COPY (A REALLY BAD ONE) OF BRITNEY'S! SHE'S JUST MAD BECAUSE SHE'S A FLOP AND SHE CAN'T SELL ANYTHING ANYMORE! SHE'S SO OVER AND SHE NEVER BROUGHT ANYTHING TO POP CULTURE! SHE'S GROSS, A FLOP, AND A HAS-BEEN! SHE'S AS MAINSTREAM AND COMMERCIAL AS EVERY OTHER POP ARTIST OUT THERE! SHE SAYS "FLOPONIC" WAS AHEAD OF IT'S TIME, WHEN IN REALITY IT WAS A SAD ATTEMPT AT "BLACKOUT", "THE FAME", "I AM…SASHA FIERCE" AND MANY OTHERS INCLUDING "SHE WOLF"… THIS IS WHY I HATE THIS FUGLY, FAT, FAKE BITCH XLTINA MORE THAN GAGA! FLOPTINA, XLTINA, OVERTINA! DIE PLEASE! ;)

  36. BritneyQueen90 says – reply to this


    36

    Re: Oh Resist HerRe: sohaveiforyou83 – GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT, BITCH! FLOPTINA, XLTINA, FAILTINA, ETC. WAS, IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE BRITNEY'S SHADOW! SHE WORKS WITH MAX MARTIN NOW 'CAUSE SHE THOUGHT HE COULD FINALLY GIVE HER A HIT SONG, BUT NOT EVEN HIM COULD! SHE'S SO OVER! BRITNEY'S MUSIC IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM KATY OR KE$HA, BRITNEY'S MUSIC IS ALWAYS BETTER WRITTEN, AND THEY CHOOSE THE BEST SONGS FOR HER! SHE HAS SONGS LIKE "CRIMINAL" OR "HE ABOUT TO LOSE ME" THAT AREN'T "AN INSULT TO THE LISTENERS INTELLIGENCE" SINCE FLOPTINA'S FANS AREN'T REALLY SMART AT ALL! SHE'S A CARBON COPY! "FLOPONIC" WAS COMMERCIAL AND VERY SHITTY! SHE WILL NEVER HAVE A "BLACKOUT", SHE'S DONE! BRITNEY'S MUSIC IS NOT FOR TEENS ANYMORE, THEY'RE VERY SEXUAL, IF YOU THINK ABOUT UNDERAGE GIRLS OR BOYS WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THESE SONGS, YOU'RE A PEDO! FUCK OFF! GO BUY "YOUR BODY"! PRE-ORDER LOTUS, 'CAUSE IT'S ABOUT TO FLOP JUST AS HARD (OR EVEN WORSE) THAN "FLOPONIC"! ;)

  37. lalala says – reply to this


    37

    she was just being honest… and it's true max was writing songs for backstreet boys, nync and britney… xtina did different music.

  38. cody says – reply to this


    38

    Who would actually dare be compared to Britney Spears? Christina is smart enough to know that Spears is just too big to compete with. Sorry, since I was a kid, it's always been Britney Spears. Formula or not, there is a reason that it came to that. Because it works! Also, Britney is definitely the ultimate pop star with great classics, whether you admit it or not: Toxic, HMBOMT, TTWE, Gimme More, Piece of Me, OIDIA, How I Roll, and the list goes on. Some of these songs open up the songs we listen to now. In our age, we look at artists that really define a genre. Country: Dixie Chicks and Taylor Swift. Rap: Eminem. R&B: Beyonce. Pop: Britney.

  39. natasha says – reply to this


    39

    Britney became the biggest selling female singer of the last decade, christina became FLOPTINA…"your body" is another FLOP…fisrt flop by Max MARTIN that tell you something.



  40. 40

    Re: cody – Christina can do all genres



  41. 41

    Re: Rita – You know what, she always writes from the heart. Her album Stripped was so amazing, it was a healing process for her and back to basics was when she felt more light and in love and back to the music she already loved from when she was a kid. At that time there was a lot of pop music like rihanna, so she was going in a complete different direction than the other artists were going. Plus she will always take risks and she talked about doing electronic music wayy before lady gaga. And she can do it all.

  42. Stacey says – reply to this


    42

    She's absolutely right! She definitely has more musical talent that Britney and N'Sync. And what she wanted to do which she showed in the first album she was able to make her own was a lot different than the teen pop everyone else did. She took a chance and went out on her own and was a hit.

  43. Moody Toxic says – reply to this


    43

    So her being a flop and not being able to make music that are out of the trash is a proof that she's not "dishonest"?! And for God's sake what the fuck is not mainstream about a song that says "All I wanna do is fuck your body"?! This bitch better go kill herself before her nerves and jealousy kill her after they got the best of her already!..

  44. Queen says – reply to this


    44

    GODD! Why people are too STUPID to not understand her words??
    WHYYYYYYY?????????? I know: Cuz Perezita H.A.T.E.S her and Britney's fans are EXTREMELY I.M.M.A.T.U.R.E (Like her) to understand it!

  45. Loca says – reply to this


    45

    Leave other SUCESSFUL artist out of this you used Max Martin because you wanted a #1 hit and it didn't even reach the top 10 on the Billboard charts. All you do is taking shots are everyone who is more sucessful than you if it was all of your albums that would have done well I doubt you would be complaining. Have you danced with a snake, Slave for you came out before Dirrty but you decided to copy that too, the lady Gaga inspired look and imitation Madonna please you take a page of everyone's book. Britney is not a lard a** and is still in high demand.

  46. Yam says – reply to this


    46

    first time to visit this page, and no more for second time. The author of this blog is stupid and idiot. He is simply inventing a story so lots of fans will have to read and post comments (receive hits for his/her blog)! But such a waste of time.

    goin now to a CLEVER blogger!

  47. ghenzie says – reply to this


    47

    Re: Oh Resist Her – funny how conceited you are…who the hell are you to think someone will compare you to britney?????????????? your legendtina's latest album sucks and so flops….

  48. fu says – reply to this


    48

    perez. stop talking shit about christina…this isn't true

  49. fu says – reply to this


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    perez. stop talking shit about christina…this isn't true

  50. matt says – reply to this


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    her last two album was a flop, her bionic tour was canceled because she didnt sell enough tickets. maybe she should ask these "uncreative people" for some advice lol. not to mention she looks like an overweight clown.



  51. 51

    Re: Loca

    Have you danced with a snake,
    =================================================================

    britney's snake dance and her entire belly dancing outfit was ripped off from aaliyah's video 'resolution'. those skin tight leather jumpsuits that britney wore were worn first by madonna then gaga broke off the look. remember the cones on britney's boobs in the 'toxic' video? madonna again! when madonna first hit she was emulating cindi lauper. most artists use retreaded looks and gimmicks. some just don't get put on blast for it.