Akon Says Christina Aguilera Is Copying Lady GaGa's Style

Akon Says Christina Aguilera Is Copying Lady GaGa's Style-photo

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.

 

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  • -
    -

    At least Christina's hair is real.

  • sam
    sam

    They're both great singers but I believe that GAGA is so much nicer and most celebrities have nothing nice to say about Christina so that type of behavior makes people and celebrities jump all over her.I don't think it's jeolously being most of them have awesome voices like mariah.

  • suckit
    suckit

    kind of sad that someone who has had the success of Christina would copy so many people. I understand copying older stars looks for a retro idea but copying newer stars styles? come on. Her appearance and some music can easily portray modern stars own styles. Really if she needs to copy so many people she doesn't deserve to still be making music. I don't care if she has an amazing voice, she needs to make original music, not music that shes thinking up while taking lines and ideas from others music.

  • truth is
    truth is

    I think one could use akon's speech and just replace Christina with Lady Gaga, and replace Lady Gaga with Madonna, because gaga is copying Madonna way too much.

  • Minii
    Minii

    Christina WAS very good. But she's not as popular as she used to be, and unfortunately, that's the way fame goes. As much as I respect her, I think it's clear she's trying to copy Lady Gaga's look. Probably because she thinks it's trendy (which it is), but sadly it's not mainstream enough yet that she can pull it off. The look that Gaga rocks is still completely unique to her. I do like Christina and I hope that she starts being herself again, and trusting her talent. And I LOVE Lady Gaga. It's too bad the music world is so cutthroat.

  • Arfil
    Arfil

    just think, Christina Aguilera's voice made it to the Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers of all time. Not even Britney and Celine Dion made it in that list, what more Lady Gaga. If this two will have a concert together in a stage, Gaga will eat mud compared to Christina's soprano 2 voice. :-)

  • Justin
    Justin

    We all know Christina has a wonderful voice. Brilliant. That was why I was captured by her at first and for many years following. I respected her changing her style, but sometimes over the years it seemed forced. Even if she felt that that was really her style and what she was feeling at the time, she shouldn't have expressed it by "going with the trend." I understand that she's probably trying to connect with her audience, but she's losing a lot more by looking like a poser. I mean, give me a break. If you cannot connect the wardrobe and style of her video and Lady Gaga's videos, you are a square and a complete moron. I haven't seen anything as close to Lady Gaga's videos, ever. This takes the cake. Yes, we all know that Lady Gaga stepped out of left field and has influences such as Bowie, etc., but I have never felt as if she were copying anybody's style as blatantly as this video copies her style. Don't crimp Gaga's style, yo! Oh, and the song has a nice beat to it, but, please honey, don't compare it to anything Gaga has ever done.

  • Alison
    Alison

    What a joke Christina is making of herself copying Lady Gaga. Sorry Christina you just dont have the talent Gaga has and trying to rip of her look is completely pathetic.What a sad waste of talent.Find your own look and be an individual not a rip off artist. Your latest video belongs in the $5.00 trash bin. What a joke, it is the sluttiest piece of trash!

  • Riley
    Riley

    She's been talking about going into a different direction with yher music for awhile I even think before Gaga hit really big. There is no comparison their both lovely ladies with kick ass voices.

  • roxie-jon
    roxie-jon

    Before, gaga was accused of copying aguilera, now, it's the other way around. The outfit of gaga may be the same of those of aguilera's in lady marmalade and I think Christina Aguilera has been through a lot of transitions. What she does now is not copying Gaga, it's Akon's way of grabbing publicity of future Aguilera and Gaga project. Beyonce and Gaga already have songs and videos together. If Gaga wins over Aguilera, then it will be another notch up for Gaga.

  • Reality Check
    Reality Check

    If the comparison is on appearance, then Akon is two pounds of horse sh*t in a one-pound bag. Based on the pictures provided (assuming those are supposed to be "evidence"), Aguilera looks NOTHING close to even an attempt to "copy" Gaga's style. Akon is nuts.

  • Lil Monsta
    Lil Monsta

    I agree wit Akon X-tina is copying GAGA but GAGA is way betta Imma lil monster so I AM on GAGA's side

  • kattie
    kattie

    hahaha i love lady gaga 4ever,xtina is loser..

  • KB
    KB

    It made me mad when they said GaGa's monsters are 15 year old girls... i hate stereotyping. I am a 14 year old GUY and I get offended when they talk about her fans as girls. I offended when they sit there and say they thought copying her style was only for 16 year old suburban girls. im clearly not 16 i am 23 and i love her style and will wear it to a show and there is nothing wrong with picking up styling tips from her!

  • KB
    KB

    Would choose gaga over her obviously!!!!!!!!!!!! and i think she may be trying to copy gagas style just a bit. i like christina but she will never be gaga and should go back to how she was.

  • John
    John

    It made me mad when they said GaGa's monsters are 15 year old girls... i hate stereotyping. I am a 14 year old GUY and I get offended when they talk about her fans as girls.

  • Little Monster to Death
    Little Monster to Death

    Xtina Legend¿?¿? OH please.....xD We're talkin' bout Flopina! xD She's nothing...and it's obvious she's copying Lady Gaga...I Hope she flops one more time ^^ GO GA GA

  • MARKJAMEZ
    MARKJAMEZ

    THERE'S NO WAY THAT XTINA THE LEGEND IS TRYING TO BE LIKE LADY GAGA, I DON'T HATE GAGA, BUT I LOVE XTINA A LOT! IM A HUGE FAN OF HER, DON'T COMPARE XTINA TO GAGA,!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    OUCH lol i'm with Akon on this one I personally would choose Gaga over her any day

  • corrigo
    corrigo

    well, christina is hopping onto the new futuristic-technological robot-fashion trend. That's undeniable: just look at her album cover. The real question is what the new music sounds like and what she wears onstage...

  • theo
    theo

    xtina is always been avant gard. do u forget the dirty outfits and all of that.. musically don't see anything even close. xstina hit is a tribal house song.. gaga a pop, with electro biths in it.. love them both and don't see why make a war..

  • nathali
    nathali

    this is bullsh*t cristina aguilera is so beautiful she will never dress like lady gaga

  • Peaches
    Peaches

    I think that it's bull crap that Akon is saying that Christina is trying to be like Lady Gaga.....First of all their music is completely different and they don't dress the same. I love them both. I think that Akon might be trying to start up something between both artist.