Christina Aguilera to her record label: “You are working with a fat girl” (Update)

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera covers in the Sept. 29 issue of Billboard magazine to promote her upcoming record, Lotus, which releases on November 13. Interestingly enough, Billboard’s review of the “Your Body” single describes the song as possessing “wince-worthy lyrics about anonymous sex” with nothing else noteworthy to bring to the table, which was the general consensus on this site as well. Yesterday, Kaiser covered the video, which was pretty tacky and kind of ruined the song for me. Still, Christina promises in this interview that Lotus (unlike Bionic) will “remind music lovers of her true talent.” But she’s still defending Bionic too, which we’ll discuss below.

The better part of the interview revolves around Christina’s surprisingly candid statements on her weight. Christina’s previously spoken of her new body in terms of loving her new curves because, in her words, “the challenge I’ve always had is being too thin.” Now she elaborates a bit more on that challenge, which she says was actually down to her record company’s demands that she be very thin. Here, she frames the issue not so much as a “gain” but as a return to where her body naturally resides on the scale. I guess she’s not really accounting for the effect of alcohol, but she otherwise makes a lot of sense on the issue. She really was pretty skinny while promoting Back to Basics, but she now says that she took a bold stand against her record company and basically told them to just “deal with” her new weight because she doesn’t plan on changing anything. She’s got a point — a successful pop star doesn’t need to be skinny. Just look at Adele, right? Here’s some excerpts from the interview:

Christina Aguilera

Her record label made her stay thin: “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. I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour [with Justin Timberlake, 31]. 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. [They claimed] people I toured with would also miss out if I gained weight because I would sell no records or tickets for my shows. I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during Back to Basics promos and touring.”

This time around, it’s different: “I told them 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.”

Why Bionic flopped: “I can proudly say [Bionic] was ahead of its time, to be honest. It wasn’t so commercialized. You had to really be a music lover, be a true fan of music and the love of being open to really appreciate that record. It’s just a special piece in my body of work that will forever live on. The older the record gets the more people will come to appreciate it actually and check it out.”

On new beginnings: “This album represents a celebration of the new me, and to me the lotus has always represented this unbreakable flower that withstands any harsh weather conditions in its surroundings, that withstands time and remains beautiful and strong throughout the years.”

Her songwriting is getting better? “Once I could start writing my own songs, beginning with Stripped, I tried to infuse as much as I could to promote strength and inspire people with that message. And now I’m at a place at 31, where the last time I felt this way was when I was 21 with Stripped and I had a lot to say and a lot to express.”

[Update: Falsely attributed to Billboard, see below]

Oh, girlfriend. I was totally with her for the weight-related comments, and then she had to go and ruin it all by talking about Bionic being “ahead of its time” when, in actuality, everyone knows it was a blatant (yet apparently unconscious) rip off of Lady Gaga’s dance music. With that in mind, I have no doubts that Lotus will probably not do much better if the video and single for “Your Body” is any indication. Christina has such a great voice; I truly enjoyed both Stripped and Back to Basics, and now she chooses to waste that voice on such terrible, awful music and lyrics. Such a shame.

Update by CB: Apparently these quotes were made up and originated on a Tumblr site, where they were mixed with other real quotes from Christina, and got picked up and disseminated. They were never featured in her Billboard print or online interview. Christina’s rep has said that “She never said” this at all.

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Christina Aguilera

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  1. tru tru says:

    I hollered sooo loud when I read this!!

  2. CamColty says:

    That guy is only around to keep her drunk ass from falling down.

  3. bc says:

    She needs Linda Perry–badly. That’s why Stripped and Back to Basics were so good.

    • Apsutter says:

      Agree 1000%! Linda really gets Christina’s voice and cuts through her theatric bullshit and wants her to sing honestly and without all the terrible vocal runs. I’ll never forget going to Christina’s “back to basics” tour and she kept doing her little ad libs and some girl behind me says “just sing it right, bitch!” I laughed so hard because its so true. I will say that she was fantastic live and her encore was Fighter and it brought down the house!

      • Jayna says:

        Interesting fact about Beautiful. Christina laid on her back and sang the song and recorded it in one take only. Amazing vocal on her album.

      • Apsutter says:

        Oh yea!! I remember her saying she wanted to do another take but Linda told her no and that it was better raw!

    • Beta says:

      exactly! I absolutely loved those two albums

    • Jade says:

      Lotus is a fantastic album I just downloaded it from the German iTunes store as it is available here in Germany the dance tracks co-produced with MAX MARTIN are HOT & the mid tempo ballads that Christina co-produced with (ALEX DA KIDD who produced- Love The Way You Lie by Eminem & Rihanna) ARE GOLD.


  4. cmc says:

    Wow…honesty, and owning the word “fat”. I’m impressed actually.

    • gg says:

      I have to admit I am too. However.

      Dear Xtina: You, yourself, are actually working with a fat girl too. You are dressing that fat girl. Henceforth cease and desist dressing as if you are skinny and ditch the immature cotton candy hair. I know your real hair is under there somewhere and it cannot possibly look worse than what you have turned it into for the past twenty years. The bandage dresses – IXNAY. Wear zoot suits again. At least they don’t make you look so damn cringeworthy. While you’re at it, stop singing about nasty subjects. You have a cootch – we get it. Newsflash – we all have them, and most of us have had sex, too. It’s not actually that interesting when that’s all you have to purvey as your career. These things require mystery, not constantly shoving it down our throats (gag), especially to men, if that’s the market you’re going for. YOU ARE BORING US WITH ALL THE SINGLE-FACETED SONGS. Put on some pants and try and cultivate some remote sense of class if you dare. Because right now? You are still classified as: WTF?!

  5. Tina says:

    I’ll always love Christina. I’m not sure I agree with her Bionic statements here, but I have to give her credit for defending her work and herself.

    • Brooke says:

      Show me a pop star who will say that her/his album was/is piece of crap. Not gonna happen. People always are defending their work no matter what others say. And about her weight – I like her more when she is slim because she is petit and doesn’t carry that extra weight well. But hey in the end it’s her body and her choices. Good for her.

      • Kiki says:

        I remember tha Mandy Moore mentioned she would be willing to pay back the money to all the people who bought her first album because it sucked.

    • NerdMomma says:

      I loved the Oasis album Be Here Now and years later they did an interview and basically said, “We were doing a bunch of coke and that album was garbage and we’re sorry we ever made it.” I think Christina’s strategy is better, at least for the fans who liked Bionic. If she apologizes for it, she’ll just lose those fans.

      • gg says:

        That’s pretty damn sad then. That means they’re barely clinging on. She does not show any human side, not even with this fat admission. She needs to work on that bigtime. People want humans, not stuck up, better than thou assholes.

  6. Becky says:

    Christina pulls off the extra weight so well. I like her curvy.

    • cmc says:

      I disagree- I think she looks unhealthy (but that’s the drunkenness/bloat, not the weight in and of itself). However, I fully respect that she doesn’t give a crap what I think :)

      • Apsutter says:

        She does look unhealthy and totally out of shape. You would think a woman who has a voice like hers would work out and try and have a strong core to support her diaphragm. I’ve always got the feeling that Christina is a girl who strictly diets to lose weight and doesn’t make exercise a priority.

      • Me Too says:

        I agree the alcohol bloat is obvious but I think if she, like Mariah, would choose different clothes–stuff that actually fits them and isn’t so short you can see their booty, she would not look fat. Really, compared to us “real” people, I doubt she’s fat, maybe a little over her natural weight, but not much. She just makes horrible choices for her body type, not to mention the hair and make up. The no pants, mini minis and see thru shit doesn’t even look good on really thin girls. On a girl with actual curves…yikes!

    • SueD says:

      So do I. I think she’s curvy and not “fat”. But she needs to dress better and embrace her shape.

      • L says:

        I actually applaud that she’s put on some pounds. She was starting to look seriously lollipop head during the ‘back to basics’ album and it showed in her voice.

        The problem isn’t her body. The problem is she is still dressing for 20 pounds ago and she needs to dress for her body size.

  7. Bubbling says:

    Good for her. Girls are slowly telling the labels to back the F off with unreasonable demands to look certain way (skinny). Jessica S., Hillary Duff and now Christina, they are not naturally skinny types, and they shouldn’t be. My only problem is, if you are chubby- OWN it, ain’t no shame, but do not stuff your self in two numbers too small cut that suits model-types only!

  8. NerdMomma says:

    She looks so so much better in clothes than wearing those silly pantsless outfits. If she understands her body type, and she can dress like this, then she’s onto something. Also, Adele has never tried to be “sexy” or go pantsless. Yes girls, keep your body off the table and make it about your voice and your songwriting!

  9. Miss Kiki says:

    Slightly OT. I sympathise with Christina about maintaining a certain weight. I’m just over 5 foot and so when I put on a little bit of weight it’s very noticeable but I’m also very aware of certain things that don’t flatter my shape when I’ve put on weight and for me that is the concept that Christina doesn’t always grasp. I’m not gonna body shame her and say she should only wear a sack because she’s a little heavier but I do think she could flatter her fuller shape a lot more than she currently is.

  10. Brown says:

    I mean, can we really call Christina FAT? She is not thin, but seriously, fat?! Lord help us

    • Chatcat says:

      Brown…I agree with you 100%. She has grown up both physically and mentally. She has birthed a child and yeah, she probably enjoys a bit too much partying and we all know that alcohol is very caloric and having the “munchies” is a figure killer as well.

      But having said that, I think she is a full figured woman and she has an amazing lush figure. Yes she should probably eat better and exercise (uh how many of US need to do that!) and party less, but other than that she isn’t fat or large, she has a curvy full woman’s figure and what is wrong with that? Oh yes, society must have Goop thin or **shudder** you are looked down upon as being fat and unworthy. As far as her style, well there is no excuse for that, it’s horrible.

      • cmc says:

        See, I hate this kind of argument. I agree with you and don’t think Christina is necessarily fat, but she is certainly overweight and it wouldn’t kill her to lose a few (although her weight now isn’t killing her either). Here’s the part that I hate though: the false dichotomy of “Well, what, is she expected to be ultra-thin like Goop?!” Well, there’s a LOT of space between being rail thin and being overweight. No one is saying she should be a bobblehead. But when she has alcohol bloat (not “fat”, in my opinion) that makes her look like an unhealthy mess, then yeah, she should lose a few. Everyone has a right to keep their body however they want it, but I hate when people defend their size by pretending that people’s concerns about their weight automatically mean they should be rail-thin/Goop-like. Nope. She can maintain a reasonably lower weight and still be a healthy, curvy woman (see: Jennifer Lawrence).

    • Lisa says:

      As a matter of opinion, yes. But good for her for standing up to her label.

      • Brown says:

        Yeah, I guess as a matter of opinion, anyone could call anyone else fat regardless of their size. That being said, I think “fat” is a bit extreme here. She wears horrible clothes for her figure that make her look like the biscuit dough when you pop one of those Pillsbury cans, squeezing out the sides. If she actually dressed for what she is, probably a size 12 or so, she would look a million times better.

        I guess I just feel like “fat” is a bit harsh for someone who, by the real world standards, seems to be remarkably normal.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      This (Brown’s original comment) is exactly what I was going to say. When a size 12 is considered “plus size” and this is “fat” it’s just sad. What is she supposed to be, LeAnn sized?

    • Don Kihotay says:

      Yes, I can. She’s clearly consuming many more calories than she burns. I say she’s fat, she says she’s fat.

    • Eleonor says:

      Of course she isn’t, but for the Hollywood standards… more than half of the actresses are underweight, so I think she is telling the truth when she says her label was doing summit, to convince her to lose weight.

  11. Shitler says:

    Maybe if You didn’t bleach your hair till it’s flourescent blonde people wouldn’t mistake you for a skinny, blue-eyed white girl. JMO

    • Bx says:

      Hey now! Christina’s hair has been very light since childhood. The bleaching wasn’t a huge change. Cameron Diaz is the same way, blonde/blue Latina.

      • DeltaJuliet says:

        I’m willing to bet her natural hair color is no where near what she is wearing on the top of her head.

      • Annie says:

        Her natural hair color isn’t anything like the white blonde like she likes to wear it, but it is naturally a medium ashy blonde sort of color – I’d say kind of like Taylor Swift’s but a lighter version.She isn’t naturally brunette though, because I’ve seen her live when she died her hair brown and she had very obviously blonde roots showing.

        And I wish people would lay off her weight. She is really NOT much bigger than Gaga, yet people are all sympathetic towards Gaga, yet call Xtina a “porker” and stuff. I hate this double standard. Why the hell is it? Is it because Gaga a mere is 4 years younger? (WTF! like that makes any difference! In the grand scheme of things that is NOTHING, who cares) Is it because Gaga has mind controlled you all and I’m one of the few who can see through it?

  12. Jayna says:

    This interview would have been given months ago, but watch the Little Monsters say she is copying Gaga talking about wright. Mark my words.

  13. Barrett says:

    Was she fatter and darker the second time around or MORE ORANGE from the FAKE TANNER??????????

  14. Sabrine says:

    I don’t think she’s fat. It’s not easy to stay at a thin size. You have to watch everything that goes into your mouth. She looks fine and can probably have that piece of cake if she wants it.

    I would say on Leno that her facial bronzer was too dark. It was contrasting with her ears which were much lighter.

  15. Eleonor says:

    She used to be painfully thin, If she was able to stand up for her real weight kudos to her.

  16. Cherry says:

    I think it’s a bit lame that she feels the need to justify her weight by saying that she’s Ecuadorian. ‘I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.’ She IS a blue-eyed white girl. She isn’t skinny anymore now, but that’s not because she’s Ecuadorian, it’s because she no longer sticks to her diet. I mean, it’s not like Ecuadorian people are naturally fat and ‘blue-eyed white girls’ are not. Also, neither is she ‘heavier, darker and full of piercings’ because she’s Ecuadorian. It’s because she bathes in fake tanner and because she’s an idiot.

    • Jilliterate says:

      Ugh, yes. People treat her like a blue-eyed white girl because she’s spent most of her career presenting herself as a blue-eyed white girl. Good for her for being proud of her heritage, but her mother’s ancestry is Western European. She’s at least PART blue-eyed blonde-haired white girl. :P

    • heyheyhey says:

      Reading comprehension .. she didn’t say ecuadorian = fat, she was just putting her heritage out there; neither did she say ecuadorian = heavy, dark and full of piercings she was obviously making a statement to the label and rebelling against the ‘skinny white girl’ image they wanted of her. not a christina fan but don’t call people an idiot just because YOU misinterpret them.

  17. dcypher1 says:

    I like how shes saying f#?k im fat and I dont care what anyone thinks but I feel shes ignoring the elephant inthe room as to why she got fat. Her drinking problem. Its not like she gained all that sober. Shes an addict in denial. She can be bigger but still be healthy and sober.

  18. Mia 4S says:

    I would say good for her if I thought the weight gain was due to a healthy appetite and not much time in the gym; but sorry that looks like alcohol bloat to me. I hope I am wrong.

    • Jayna says:

      Come on, I know women who drink a lot, what I consider to have a problem. They are all thin. Christina obviously is an overeater also.

    • Lisa says:

      not to applaud or imply alcoholism, but if it is the cause, so what? She’s just saying that this is where her life is now, and she isn’t going to try to cover up (literally and figuratively) to appease her label.

  19. dcypher1 says:

    I totally agree that bionic was a piece of s_it. She should just admit it too. Stripped will always be her best.

  20. bea says:

    I wish she had said “Latin woman” or “shapely” or any appropriate description besides FAT. She’s not fat – overweight, yes, but she still has a shape. She should prob examine what she’s putting in her body and why.

  21. Flora Kitty says:

    She needs to lose the bleach blond hair and those my little pony extensions. Second, dress more appropriately for her frame, and finally curtail the drinking. From the looks of her pictures part of that “fat” is booze bloat.

  22. some bitch says:

    But Christina’s not really fat… but she does seem like a serious boozer. Ultimately what puts me off this woman is her horrible attitude. Her incredible voice is totally ruined by the fact that she gives off such a nasty vibe.

  23. grabbyhands says:

    This doesn’t really ring true to me. I mean, if she’s comfortable in her skin now, more power to her-but it sounds like she’s picking out justifications (for lack of a better word) for how she looks-she’s Ecuadorian? Really? That doesn’t automatically mean you will be a bigger girl. I agree with many of the other posters-that looks like booze bloat to me. The other thing is if she’s so comfortable for her shape now, why doesn’t dress for it? To me she’s still dressing herself for the body she used to have, not the one she has now. But that could be bad taste instead of denial, I guess.

  24. claire says:

    That’s fine. But she needs to dress in clothes that fit her. She looks ridiculous squeezing her larger body into clothes too small for her. She could be a real fashionista for larger women if she got that figured out.

  25. virginia says:

    Sure its obvious she has gained weight recently but she is still not fat. But can we please talk about her butt implant. ahah

  26. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I guess ‘Bionic’ is what will be screeching over the crappy speakers in big box retail mart…along with ‘Overexposed”

  27. Kat says:

    I think all this stuff about how she should dress for her shape is just concern trolling, to be frank. It’s her body. It’s up to her what weight she chooses to be, and how she chooses to dress. To say you don’t care what she weighs but wish she’d dress discreetly and hide herself doesn’t ring true.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her weight at all. I do think she should maybe change up her style. Being short I tend to avoid anything that cuts me off in that lower calf place because I don’t think it flatters girls my height. I don’t see how it’s any different with weight/shape. In my opinion bandage dresses don’t suit girls with a more straight up and down figure. On the other hand I think A-line shape dresses suit that figure much better than hour glass. It’s not concern trolling it’s just wishing that she’d flatter her new boy shape.

  28. Happy21 says:

    I think she looks great. She just needs to know how to dress for her body. Once she has that down she’ll be as good as gold.

    The girl has amazing talent and needs to stay true to that. If it means singing a different kind of song then so be it. The reason her ‘dance’ music doesn’t do well isn’t because she can’t sing, it’s because it sucks!

    Although she’s not ‘fat’ she does have an unhealthy bloat to her that most chubby girls don’t have. She needs to lay off the booze I does think.

  29. lucy2 says:

    Agree – great voice wasted on crappy music.
    I give her credit for standing up for herself and saying her physical shape isn’t something the label can control anymore. It’s sad they put so much pressure on a young woman back in those days.
    I don’t think she’s fat – I think she needs to lay off the booze a bit and try to stay healthy for herself and her son, but she doesn’t need to be a stick figure again.
    I do wish she’d go more natural with her hair and makeup, and dress in a more flattering way – the few times she’s done that, she’s looked great.

  30. Lisa says:

    Her body is too big for my taste. I don’t like her style. But I appreciate that she’s telling her label to back off trying to run her life.

  31. Katija says:

    I acknowledge that her voice is “good,” but it’s just not for me. Like, I understand that she is really talented, but to me it just sounds like screaming. I can’t handle her music, it literally makes my nervous. I’m like, Aguileraphobic.

  32. Hakura says:

    One thing irritated me when she was talking about ‘Bionic’…sounds like:

    “If you were *real* music lovers like I am, you’d be able to appreciate the album. It’s just ahead of it’s time, so *of course* you people could’t possibly understand it.”

    Bitch, please.

  33. lola says:

    I think she looks really sexy now. Embrace those curves, girl.

  34. blondie10101 says:

    She can be curvy and kudos to her for being able to tell people to back the F off but that does not give her an excuse to dress like Kim Kartrashian and pretend she’s still a size 2. Hopefully Lotus will be better than Bionic, I liked Bionic but I long for the old Christina music. It just will never compare to me.

  35. Caela says:

    K long time reader first time commenter…

    I’ve been a fan of Xtina and grown up listening to her music, and I liked that it kind of grew with me. Stripped and Back to Basics felt really authentic. Bionic not so much, more like something thrown together, which I think is ultimately why people didn’t like it, because really the songs aren’t that bad (I don’t know about ‘ahead of their time’ though).

    And call me a b!tch…but I kind of don’t like her as much now as I used to, mostly because she’s put on the weight and just doesn’t seem bothered by that, or to put out more decent music. At the end of the day, she is supposed to be a pop star and have an unattainable lifestyle and body. That’s just part of it, especially if you are not going to release music with real soul in it. She gets a lot of perks with her job and it’s part of the job to be sexy, and right now, I don’t see that. Sorry if that sounds harsh, I’m not hating on overweight people, I just think for someone with her career, that’s part of it.

    • Katija says:

      I agree. I’m sorry, but you have millions of dollars and every resource imaginable. I totally feel for an ordinary woman who struggles with weight, but if you’re a famous, wealthy celeb – Get a trainer and a nutritionist. How hard can it be?

    • Starsky says:

      Christina is not fat, if she wore jeans and an american eagle t shirt and walked in the mall no one would be saying “wow you obese cow!” the way people are doing on here. She just dresses extremely poorly for her new size.

      I actually liked Bionic for work out music because some of the songs are pretty good. but I agree that they seemed thrown together quickly rather than a piece of art per say.

  36. Eléonore says:

    She should just thank her label for making her “happen”. At the time she broke into the industry and made it big, it was the whole “lolita” look that was considered hot (Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson). As much as singers are talented, at some point they have to turn themselves into a “marketable product” if they want to make it really big. It is sad, but there is no other way. That was the job of her label to turn her into someone the public would like at the time. If she had tried to launch her career with the body and the look she has today, it would never have worked. So she should be thankful that she is now famous enough (thanks to the “marketing strategies” of her label) in order to be able to be fat and look like a mess and still be successful and make a ton of money. I am so tired of these celebs being ungrateful. If you don’t want to care about you look, just don’t get into the entertainment industry in the first place where mostly everything is based on looks and superficiality.

  37. HeartStation says:

    I actually like “Your Body” and think the video is amazing and she looks hot as f*** in it. I wish she could release deep music as singles but sadly at this point in time that isn’t what sells singles generally.
    As a fan I knew she’d have to jump on the dance trend to get a hit, it’s what’s hot right now and honestly it’s way better than 99% of the dance songs being released by other artists and the video is getting tons of views, it sold more than her last lead single 1st week and airplay is growing.
    Once she starts performing / promoting it will only continue to rise.

    About “Bionic”, It wasn’t ahead of it’s time but there were some jewels on it (the ballads)but I think it’s unfair to say she copied Gaga when to me the music sounded nothing like hers, not so repetitive and the beats weren’t similar and Christina was saying she was headed in this direction with the album years before Gaga even came out so basically, Gaga stole her thunder because she churns albums out like Rihanna while Christina has always taken her time.

    I agree with her about the label and their demands but I do think she needs to lose a couple of lbs (for her healths sake) and stop the drink but otherwise her career has been steadily regaining ground since “Bionic” (though the haters don’t mention that) with her film making over $100,000,000, the soundtrack outsold “Bionic” and went Gold in the US, The Voice doing great and her getting pay rises.

    I think it’s sad how when She gained weight everyone dragged her through hell for it and now Gaga has gained weight and gotten a fraction of the criticism she’s being treated like some martyr…

  38. ShugAveryPee says:

    LOL Ok Christina then you better stick to judging these talent shows… because the fact of the matter is until you get to be Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston BIG the record labels do in fact own your ass…. I believe it was not so much her gaining 15 lbs back then… it was all the fake tanning and bleached blonde hair… the overdone make up and piercings … the try hard need for her to look ethnic as “white folks” in the industry like to say LOL… and the fact is they never signed an artist like that… when labels sign artist in today’s world it is 70% look and 30% talent… and considering her last album Bionic was a complete flop (when she changed her look again to try and channel Lady Gaga) she is in no position to call shots or make decisions… Here weight gain is too much… she looks sloppy and unhealthy… please I am so not into seeing a super skinny girl… but a fat sloppy one is not gonna sell records either…. she needs a total overhaul
    get rid of the tanning… the bleached hair… pounds of makeup… get a new stylist and lose about 20 lbs

  39. Chris says:

    Good for her for claiming she’s okay with her weight now. I just don’t want to see her on a magazine cover 6 months from now bragging about her weight-loss and offering advice to women about how to get the results she did.

    That seems to be the pattern with these celebrities who gain a little weight – they get defensive about it, then claim they’re happy with their look and that its the “real” them, and then undoubtedly, they end up on the cover of People magazine 6 months later bragging about their awesome diet plan.

    All that is to day, let’s wait and see if Xtina is really as “happy” as she claims with the weight gain.

  40. Krissy says:

    Hypocrite trashy girl. Remember when her only comment towards Kelly O was that Kelly was fat??? I am happy that she is embracing her curves, but she also spewed herown hatred towards fatness. As women we really need to stop with calling each other names based on our weight. It truly is sad that we do this

    • HeartStation says:

      wasn’t that when she was like 18??? Kelly O bitched about EVERYONE back then anyway and she’s still bitching now, At least Christina has talent and earned her own money off her talent not her fathers.
      Christina can lose weight, Kelly will always be a talentless wannabe.

  41. A~ says:

    Right on, Christina!

  42. ILLNana says:

    I am team Christina all the way! Yes, she has put on weight but in the real world her body is bangin’. By Hollywood standards she is fat. I am sure some of you ladies who are reading this are her size and would be so angry and hurt if someone called YOU fat! But whatever…Being curvy, fleshy, or voluptuous does not take away from your voice or talent. In defense of Christina’s gimmicky hair and makeup, if you had to compete with Katy Perry, Gaga and whoever else; in her position you would probably rock a rainbow weave too. That is whatever…seriously. I don’t care what she wears as long as she keeps singin’! And by the way, Body shaming is so damn petty!!!!!!!!!!!!! GROW UP!!!!

    • Penguin says:

      No in the real world her body would be average/overweight. People dnt want Hollywood stars to be ordinary/normal looking. I could go down to the mall if I wanted to look at average/normal people. Most people expect a bit more from stars. It sucks & I’m not saying it’s right but that’s just the way it is.

  43. Don Kihotay says:

    She’s a porker, cut from the same cloth as her mother.

  44. music says:

    Those quote about her weight are fake her reps has already sent out a statement do your research, as for her music I’m excited to hear music from her, don’t forget stripped 1st single was dirrty and it flop in the U.S but the still went on to be her most popular and best selling album, lol she always like to release a sexual uptempo single and then her 2nd single are most likely ballads

  45. Emma says:

    I like her on the Voice, but she’s beyond tacky. And yes, I liked skinny Christina. The thick Christina is too thick for the clothes she wears and they look awful on her body. If she’s happy being heavier, that’s fine, but know this, no one wants to see you parade around in a leotard and fishnets on stage.

  46. Jennifer12 says:

    Proud of her for the weight comments. And that is all she gets.

  47. april says:

    I like Christina. Hair, makeup, weight and all. She’s authentic and it all suits her.

    I find her more likeable than Britney and Madonna.

  48. Penguin says:

    She is exactly the same as Jessica Simpson. She is no more healthy at 140 pounds than she was at 100. It’s all denial. If they stopped going from 1 extreme to another I.e starving themselves or binging on booze & fast food then they’d be alot slimmer & healthier. Cut out junk food & alcohol, maybe exercise 4-5x a week. They’ll probably weigh 120 pounds, a happy medium between too thin or too bloated looking.

    • Penguin says:

      & I’m not saying that some1 who is 100 pounds is too thin & some1 140 is too big. U can just tell for these 2, either way it’s not their natural size.

  49. Jennifer12 says:

    If she doesn’t like people thinking of her as a Caucasian, why does she insist on dying her hair blond? It is clearly not the natural color. She presents herself in a certain way and then wonders why people see her in that light. Besides, she’s biracial and the only time she pulls out her Hispanic heritage is when she’s trying to come off as street. It’s ridiculous. Stereotype much?

  50. Emma says:

    She has such a great voice, but she unfortunately does such terrible songs and styles that it distracts from it. I wish she’d stop trying to be a sexy pop star and use her voice for more r&b style or ballads….

  51. savedbykittylitter says:

    These days the only thing she can do is talk about her weight isn’t it? reminds me of Lady Gaga… they always do the same things lol, and Jessica Simpson…

  52. Shelly says:

    I like Christina’s body, I think she looks better curvier. However, she needs to dress for her curves better.

  53. Rachel says:

    I wouldn’t call her fat, I would call her chubby. She would look a lot better (and slimmer) if she just dressed for her size instead of squeezing into super-tight outfits. Wearing a size too small always, always makes you look bigger, whether you’re a 2 or a 22!

  54. EscapedConvent says:

    “You’re working with a fat girl. Get over it” is a fantastic statement & I am going to use it every day.

  55. slh says:

    I can’t believe a Tumblr post made it to major publications.

    Actually, yes I can.

  56. Darth says:

    Bionic was a really a good album, and I still listen to it often. And it sounds nothing like Lady GaGa music, or like it was even trying. That was always a shallow, knee-jerk comparison that the media made.
    People rejected the album before even hearing it, mostly because of Perez Hilton and the Little Monster Nazi Party. But I can honestly say that just in my own life many of my friends and relatives who hated on her when it came out ended up really liking the album and even getting it for themselves after hearing me listening to it around the house and in the car.
    Do yourself a favor and check out the deluxe version. There is so much variety on that record, and it shows how Christina can sing practically anything, and how she has the strongest and most versatile instrument in all of mainstream music.
    And btw, I’m speaking as someone who hated on her for years, until I actually took the time to listen to her music (starting with Back To Basics).