Christina Aguilera’s Rep Says ‘Fat Girl’ Comments Are ‘Fake’ (UPDATE)
“They are fake,” her rep tells Celebuzz of the quotes.
“Those quotes you see are not the quotes she gave.”
In a new interview with Billboard, The Voice coach confesses that she no longer worries about her body, especially when it comes dealing with music label detractors who criticize her size.
“You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it,” Aguilera, 31, says about telling her label off as she recorded her upcoming album, Lotus. “They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body.”
The singer — and her body — has been in the public eye since breaking out with her hit single, “Genie In a Bottle,” back in 1999.
What does Aguilera think looking back at her career?
“During the promotion of Stripped in 2002 I got tired of being a skinny, white girl,” she says. “’I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.”
She also recalled a horrific moment when her record company took her aside to address her curvier frame.
“They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight,” she admits. “Basically, they told me I would effect a lot of people if I gained weight — the production, musical directors.”
“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.”
The songstress, who has since welcomed son Max with ex-husband Jordan Bratman, says she accepts her new curves.
“My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore,” she reveals. “My body is just not on the table that way anymore.”