Christina Aguilera never said she got "tired of being a skinny, white girl," according to her reps.
Aguilera’s voluptuous bod is stirring up a lot of drama for the past two years and specifically as of late. The singer who is participating as a judge on “The Voice” has been criticized for her weight gain after giving birth to her son, but the singer is denying quotes that might have been started on Tumblr regarding her new found sultry figure.
The statements reportedly came from Billboard, but Aguilera’s reps are denying that she ever said the quotes and Billboard never published those words.
The 31-year-old singer allegedly said to Billboard:
"During the promotion of my album Stripped [in 2002], I got tired of being a skinny, white girl," Aguilera reportedly said. "I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl."
But the singer is vehemently denying the claims.
"She never said them," Aguilera's rep told Entertainment Weekly of the statements. The quotes, in which the singer recounts being told to lose weight or risk her career, do not appear in either the online story or the print publication.
"The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker and full of piercings!" the five-time Grammy Award winner supposedly said.
The following statements were not said by Christina Aguilera, her reps are claiming:
"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 affect 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."
"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."
"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."
There’s nothing wrong with the empowering statements except for the fact that “Dirrty” singer didn’t make them, but when it comes down to it Aguilera has been widely scrutinized for her weight.
So what’s one thing the singer actually did say? The New York Daily News quoted her as saying:
"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."