Akon Says Christina Aguilera Is Copying Lady GaGa’s Style

By: Alex Blagg / April 13, 2010

Is Christina Aguilera copying Lady GaGa? Singer/songwriter Akon seems to think so.

Akon, who signed Lady GaGa to his Kon Live Distribution label in 2008 claims that Christina is trying way too hard to copy GaGa’s style. From Vibe magazine:

Aw man, that’s not even any competition […] You are actually giving Christina too much credit. She always had her cool little look and way about how she went about things. But soon as Gaga came out everything switched up. Christina stepped out of her own shell to become something different. And the crazy thing is Christina is really talented. She has unlimited range when it comes to singing. Her voice is out of here. I just think she just needs to believe in herself more. I think sometimes she gets insecure because of all of the success Gaga has had not realizing that she was already successful before Gaga came out.

Is Christina a member of GaGa’s little monsters? We thought that copying Lady GaGa’s look was something limited to 16-year-old suburban girls who think Andy Warhol is God, not established pop stars like Christina.

Then again, Akon did sign GaGa so maybe he is biased in the GaGa/Christina comparison. Maybe Christina isn’t trying to be GaGa, she is just adapting to a new, more grown-up style. And the androgynous, hard-edge fashion look that GaGa has adopted is currently a big fashion trend, so maybe Christina is just keeping up with the fad?

Akon goes on in the interview to say that he misses “the old Christina Aguilera” and that he would like to see them get together to do a project but “that’s impossible if they are both trying to do the same thing musically.”

Do you think that Christina is guilty of copying GaGa? Let us know what you think in the comments below.