Lady Gaga thanks Christina Aguilera for copying her style

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Lady Gaga, a rising star whose infectious hit “Just Dance” has overtaken the airwaves, has responded to Christina Aguilera’s alleged style-stealing. Although Christina has been around for little over a decade now, and the NYC-based Lady Gaga is just starting out, it seems that Christina’s new look was inspired by the younger singer.  With their platinum blonde hair, blunt bangs, and similar (scanty) clothing choices, people have been asking: did Christina know that she was copying someone else’s look?

In November, the LA Times did an interview with Christina in which she denied any knowledge of Lada Gaga at all when she was asked to respond to people who saw a resemblance:

“You know, that’s funny that you mention that. This person [Lady Gaga] was just brought to my attention not too long ago. I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman. I just wasn’t sure. I really don’t spend any time on the Internet, so I guess I live a little under a rock in that respect.”

[from LATimes]

Now, Lady Gaga is responding to all the press.  She says that her association with Christina has led to increased attention to her music:

“Well, it was very flattering when it happened.  She’s such a huge star and if anything I should send her flowers, because a lot of people in America didn’t know who I was until that whole thing happened.

“It really put me on the map in a way, though of course I don’t just want to be remembered for the Christina Aguilera scandal.

“There are no hard feelings with Christina at all,” Lady says. “What it showed me was, even thought I have only been on the commercial market for seven or eight months, I’ve really burned graphic images of my visuals onto the irises of my fans.”

[from PopCrunch]

Good for her.  Although she doesn’t directly defend Christina, it’s nice that she takes press that was actually in her favor and tries to neutralize it.  She could have started a rivalry, but instead she seems to genuinely find it flattering.

One reason that their styles look so alike is that their features are similar.  They have the same nose shape, the same lips, and even a similar face shape.  So when you put them in cooresponding outfits, they almost look indistinguishable.  That is not to say that someone in Christina’s camp hadn’t heard of Lady Gaga.  Most likely, this is a case of a costume designer finding inspiration in an underground singer, and copying it without telling Christina where the idea came from.  Christina shouldn’t be blamed for the overlap in style.

Christina Aguilera is shown performing in a ‘Live In Abu Dhabi’ concert on 10/26/08. Lady Gaga is shownon 8/11/08, 12/8/08 and 12/11/08. Credit: WENN and PRPhotos

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  1. roller says:

    but lady gaga is ALOT hotter. when christina does it, she looks like a tranny

  2. Cha Cha says:

    the thing that no one ever mentions is the fact that Gaga rips off of Christina’s singing style, but not nearly as good. I wish Christina would bring that up, so in that case it’s tit for tat. Gaga is way overrated and gets by with having ‘a look’ with no talent.

  3. Larissa says:

    I don´t think Lady G is trying to immitate X-tina musically, AT ALL!
    singing style? REALLY? where did that come from?

    as if X-tina created a new singing style!lol

  4. Cha Cha says:

    lol. i never said Christina created a new singing style. where, in any of that would you draw that conclusion? i’ve listened to exactly one song of of Gaga’s, Poker Face.. which has ridiculous lyrics, but whatever, it’s pop. she clearly is singing like Aguilera in that song. i can’t speak for anything else because after hearing that, i didn’t want to hear any more. and this is not coming from an Aguilera fan. they both sound like kermit the frog when they sing, but at least Christina has some pipes.

  5. Kink says:

    This whole thing is dumb…if anyone is the copycat its Gaga, and she knows it obviously. no one even knew of her until this, and we’ve seen xtina in this getup for quite awhile now. Xtina should start addressing it by saying, “Isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery? TY Gaga, I love you too.”

  6. Kayleigh says:

    For the longest time when I first heard Gaga’s first single I swore up and down that it was Aguilera singing.

  7. Leandra says:

    Their musical styles are totally different. I love “Pokerface” by Lady Gaga.

  8. Jane says:

    Who is this chick? I haven’t even heard of her till this article. Christina has been around since what, ’97, ’98? And she thinks that Christina would steal HER style? It sounds like she’s stuck up.

  9. Nova says:

    They sound a lot alike too….not just looks. I love Lady Gaga’s music and she does the “look” much more justice than Christina. It suits her. Christina needs to go back to her retro pin-up glamour…that was prettier on her…imo.

  10. MSat says:

    They both ripped off Donatella Versace.

  11. Amy says:

    I actually believe Xtina. Do you really think she has the brains to sit around and come up with a new “look”? She has handlers who do that — probably gay guys who are big Lady Gaga fans. So, Xtina has probably been ripping her off w/o her knowledge.

  12. I thought Lady Gaga was an alter-ego for Aguilera, ala “Sasha Fierce”? Carbon copies always fool me.

  13. Heather says:

    I had never heard of Lady Gaga, but looking at the pics she’s got an amazing figure. Much hotter than Christina, aside from the ridiculous false eyelashes.

  14. David says:

    Christina Aguilera is a grammy-winning superstar.

    now who is lady gaga again?

  15. Zoe says:

    @MSat: “They both ripped off Donatella Versace. ” HA! Too funny.

  16. Tracey says:

    Two perioxide blonde ladies with a bang/fringe and tight clothes on revealing a little breast…Ohhhhhhhh that has never been done before LOL

  17. Annie says:

    @ Tracey

    TRUE FACTS.

    That is exactly what I was thinking!!!

    “Because bangs and long blonde hair HASN’T been done before by a million OC girls?”

    Yea. Such an original concept…long blonde hair and trashy bangs…I believe hookers have been using that look for decades now.

  18. Codzilla says:

    Never heard of Lady Gaga, but both she and Christina look like shit.

  19. Because I Say So says:

    Must say I’m a Gaga fan. When Xtina’s been platinum in the past, she hasn’t had such a drastic, 80′s-ish style like Lady G. So I am choosing to believe that someone in her camp liked it and thought it would look good for Xtina’s tranny impersonation #46.

  20. vdantev says:

    The story would probably mean more to me if i knew who lady Gaga was or if I cared about her opinions.

  21. Kat says:

    Mystery solved = They are twin sisters. I love Gaga’s “Poker Face” video, it is nicely done.

  22. lady gaga lover says:

    lady gaga is way better! she is pretty popular and wayyyyyyyy prettier i like lady gaga wayyyyyyyy better!!!

    LOVE LADY GAGA!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Megz says:

    They both look ALLOT alike. Stop fighting ladies, and do a show together.

  24. lady garden says:

    Agreed-Loving the Gaga

  25. Sorting says:

    lol if anyone thinks lady gaga has no talent then check out her acoustic version of poker face.

  26. Christina X says:

    Who the hell is this woman?

    Am I better off not knowing?

    One thing’s for sure, they both have the same facial expression in every single photo: Dead Behind the Eyes…although, I have to admit, for the mere fact that she even dared to challenge “the best singar evar” gives her a few extra points in my book.

    I think it’s funny, really.

    I also don’t think Christina Aguilera earned her fame. I doubt that she’s famous for her “voice” because let’s face it, there are tons of talented young female musicians who are as good if not better than her quasi-yodeling ass. In my opinion, Christina Aguilera is famous for being a slutty, scantily-clad, bottle-blonde, pseudo-sex cliche who just happens to be a (relatively) talented singer.

    Please. She’s nothing special, either.

  27. tambiro says:

    Lady GaGa ripped off Roisin Murphy COMPLETLY so she better stay quiet.

  28. Lain says:

    Sorry but Lady Gaga was first with the style. And Lady GaGa doesn’t have pancake tits.

  29. Maria says:

    Lady Gaga is an artist. I have heard her accoustic version of Poker Face, watched it actually. I was shocked. It was this soulful blues sound that was more along the lines of Winehouse.

    Christina copied her style and it was most likely her people who did it, not realizing that Lady Gaga was going to take off.

    She taught herself to play the piano when she was four…she wrote her first full song at 14. She is touring with the pussy cat dolls right now and then her tour of the us starts. Gaga is here to stay. Stuff it Christina.

  30. irene taylor says:

    if i’m not mistaken, i believe christina wore this blunt bang hairstyle in her ‘ain’t no other man’ video back in 2006. also lady gaga has been sporting alot of red or white outfits which were christina’s signature colors for awhile. christina even wore short-short body suits on her back to basics tour(it was white). i like them both but anyone who claims not to notice that gaga’s voice is similar to xtina’s is either lying or tone-deaf!!

  31. soupfortwo says:

    I Think,that,they are the same person,gaga and tina,its the second biggest scam after milli vanilli scandal.

  32. kenny says:

    maria r u stupid or something first why would christina copy lady gaga please u must be smoking crap first a 6 time gramy winne r copy a nobody yea right christina is way prettier more talented and for those that said she doest have good song listen to oh mother and hurt and u told me if she got talent ok by the way christina had this style back before this bitch came out if u dont believe check the video that christina did with diddy is called tell me is the same look that she had know and the video was long time ago before this so called lady gaga came out

  33. B* says:

    Lady Gaga beautiful? HAHA
    She’s NOTHING compared to Christina Aguilera!
    Lady Gaga= Lady Shitface

  34. gg says:

    It’s just a long pageboy, ffs. Hell I have one of those and I didn’t copy it from anybody!

    Don’t call people shitface, you untalented boob. Only makes you look stupider.

  35. leesonmcqueen says:

    the point is,
    yes, Christina was around before gaga.
    BUT
    she was hanging low for a while, no singles or appearances.
    And then Suddenly she pops up, RIGHT after Gaga goes Big, and she’s Gaga’s Spitting image!
    there music is completely different, Christina aguilera’s music is real POP. whereas gaga makes her music dirtier and sleazier than your run of the mill pop song.
    They both have powerful voices, doesn’t mean copying.

    There is no way Gaga copied Xtina on ANYTHING.
    Gaga is an heiress to an italian upper east side family, and created her look in the underground clubs.

    However, there is every possibilty Christina has been influenced by Gaga.

    And to whoever said christina had long bangs in aint no other man is ridiculous!
    She has a full on Marilyn Monroe style

  36. Queen Bea says:

    Look People. Christina has been around for more then a decade, and she wore all kinds of costumes and have wore the platium blonde wigs before, maybe not with bangs, but who cares. Christina is a rock star and Lady Diaper Girl is trying to capture the Madonna/Britenyy/Christina/Pink craze and create her brand. Ga Ga Goo Goo Girl needs to be more original in voice and costumes. She’s a bad copy of Christina. Christina ROCKS!!!!!

  37. A Fan says:

    i don’t understand why people would say christina is taking lady gaga’s looks when christina has had the blonde hair and blunt bangs so much longer. I’m a fan of gaga and christina but none was copying each other at all. They both have great voices but gaga is not copying christina.. and christina would never copy anyone she is unique. the peole who said she is copying gaga are stupid.

  38. ViktoryGin says:

    Unfortunately, because Aguilera has been resting on her laurels playing mommy (nothing wrong with that) for too long, Gaga has not only usurped that look but replaced her as the reigning pop queen. Vocally, I think that Aguilera possesses the better instrument; but since she’s approaching 30 she’s going to have to reinvent herself in a manner that is age-appropriate and distinct from the platinum look despite that fact that she was sporting it first. Gaga just make it a little more difficult for Aguilera to make a successful comeback. Same thing regarding Gwen Stefani.

  39. ThunderC*nt says:

    This whole post is petty

  40. kiki says:

    Who copied who Gaga’s gag or she wishes looked like Gaga copied a 80′s stripper/hooker from New York I used to live near a red light district their were lots of wigged Gaga’s but they had pants on.

  41. Nittorro says:

    Honestly people cmon, gaga has definatly made an impression, weather it has been good or “bad” the point is is she is known for HER style. She does her, she lives for herself and I think all the rude comments about her are also a sub concious form of flattery, just goes to show that she can be herself, and that’s something that we all want is to be ourselves. So don’t hate. She has accomplished things people have only dreamed of and most of them right on this blog! Anyway just thought I’d say… I love u gaga can’t wait to see u in concert!!!!!;)

  42. Nate says:

    Talking shit doesn’t say alot about the person you are reffering to but it says alot about you!!

  43. susan says:

    christina has been here since like 10 years BUT

    LADY GAGA in less than one year, already has a huge success and has broken alot of records and everything, beside she makes her own music…

    so i thing they are very different and dont need to be compared.. im more a gaga fan and the true is that she is way beyond christina :)

  44. Breezy says:

    1st of all gaga duz gaga 100% n nun of her vids make her look like a ho. evry1 nos her name yung or old. second christina is rilly dope to its just ppl want a new face n new fame

  45. Diogo says:

    Lady Gaga é a melhor.

  46. CHRISTINAHATERSCOMPANY says:

    christina u so ridiculous copyinG lady gaga! we all here really not impressed with ur new vid song most of copying lady gaga poker face style , bad romance style , and 1 eye style like lady gaga , and gwen stefany look… yucks! you gross old star!

  47. Ms. Sugar Kisses says:

    Obviously most of you are too young or have forgotten the “mother of all re-invention”…Madonna….

    Sorry to say kids, but she has already been there done that…they are both copy-cats. Besides, it’s the music industry…EVERYONE steals from EVERYONE.

    I do love Xtina and Gaga…the media is just trying to make something more than what it really is…two artists doing their thing.

  48. SARAH says:

    Christina DID NOT copy Gaga, more like the other way around WATCH>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YvtN7n3LnM

  49. shygirl says:

    OK..IM NOT A FAN OF EITHER OF THESE WOMEN..BUT ARE YOU ALL BLIND???FIRST OFF GAGA IS A NEW COMER ON THE SCENE..AND CHRISTINA HAS BEEN OUT FOR AWHILE NOW..SHE HAS ALWAYS LOOKED LIKE A SLUT..NOTHING HAS CHANGED..SHE ALWAYS WEARS SLUTTY OUTFITS AND ALWAYS HAD BLONDE HAIR THAT SHE WORE IN CRAZY STYLES..DO UR RESEARCH PEOPLE..GAGA IS THE ONE THAT IS TAKING CHRISTINAS STYLE!!!!!GAGA IS SO HARD UP TO BE NOTICED THAT SHE DOES REALLY STUPID STUFF..A CRY FOR ATTENTION..BUT IT IS VERY OBVIOUS THAT GAGA IS THE ONE THAT NEEDS TO FIND HER OWN STYLE!!

  50. dominique says:

    lady gaga is always the best…

  51. jgray says:

    Christina Aguilera copied Lady GaGa, Christina as always dressed in sexy clothing, but now she has added a twist to it. She has taken lady ga gas style. The hair and clothing. Lady ga ga has a very defind style witch not alot of celeberties these days are doing, everyone is staying safe. Christina is only doing it to get some fans again, because shes an older artist and no one remembers her anymore. She should just be forgotten about, like Brittney Spears.

  52. BananaJoe says:

    Christina Uglylera sucks!

  53. Gaga who??
    How could people even accept this talk??
    Xtina has been donning this look for so many years and there’s only so many looks that one can have without overlapping another’s.

    So wat if she looks like Gaga.It’s not like Gaga invented the look.Xtina has had several looks that the world has loved for more than a decade.

    And Xtina doesn’t need to comment further on this topic since that would mean that Gaga is her next rival.Which clearly is ‘Not goin to happen…’

  54. SAM says:

    They’re both talented artists but it seems like everytime GAGA comes out with something Christina is caught with the same look right after.GAGA seems comfortable in her persona where as Christina doesn’t.Christina seems to also think she’s Marilyn Monroe which is impossible since Marilyn was a GODDESS.I think both artists take from other artists,check out DALE from MISSING PERSONS and see what I mean.

  55. Sarah says:

    I get fed up with people defending x-tina.
    X-tina, when she brings out a new record always seems to reinvent herstyle, ripping off other people and has been doing it for YEARS.
    Funny that cos didnt x-tina recently mimick bad romance and lady gaga in ‘not myself tonighy’
    Yeah sussed.
    X-tina grow up and stop stealing other peoples style for once Yeah!

  56. fokozuynen says:

    At least Christina is not getting drugs and go drunk in the concerts. And Lady Gaga should thanks to his manager for the publicity otherwise nobody was having ideea about her. Even now there are some poeple what dont know about both of them.

  57. ale says:

    gaga is also a grammy winning artist.thank you.xtina didnt have to be such a bitch about it to begin with.

  58. BritneySpears says:

    christina has copied britney pink avril lavigne beyonce madonna and everyone else. shes always copied this isnt a suprise this ugly cunt has been copying since she cameout and isnt stopping anytime soon. can she just retired already? atleast beyonce britney and madonna can sell concert tickets and albums still! didnt christinas album fail and she had to cancel her tour bc no one was there

  59. khenn says:

    dont be stupid ..
    lemme tell this…
    XTINA IS A QUEEN
    WHILE GAGA IS NOOB MONSTER IN INDUSTRY…
    END..~