Christina Aguilera recently told Billboard about some of her more traumatic experiences coming up in the late 90s-early 00s pop music game and FUCK… those must have been some truly creepy times. With Lou Pearlman‘s predatory ass jet-setting around the country being a disgusting creep around N’SYNC and The Backstreet Boys, you can just imagine how extra gross it must have been for a handful of teenage girls. And she once again told the story of how one of her battles against powerful men in suits was the fight to keep her last name because they thought it was “too ethnic” for the mainstream.
It’s not that the Grammys are for your parents, the Grammys are your parents. Old, strict, self-serious, adore Adele, and are prone to making arbitrary decisions like letting JLo perform a Motown medley. Just ask Halsey who basically yelled at them “you’re not the boss of me” during her acceptance speech last night at the American Music Awards. The AMAs are your cool, twice-divorced aunt who taught you how to french inhale and has a lover in Madrid who she visits every Spring. As such, she’s a lot more fun. But unlike your parents who actually clothe, house, and feed your ungrateful ass, her gifts are frivolous and tacky. But fun! That dynamic was reflected in the red carpet looks from last night’s AMAs. Risks were taken. Choices were made. For example, OG fun aunt Christina Aguilera showed up looking like a goddamn snack. A saltine cracker, specifically. Which is a shame because believe me, most of the people there were already very, very thirsty.
Christina Aguilera was on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen last night, and during the Plead The Fifth segment, revealed that during the shooting of 2001’s Lady Marmalade video, Pink was a real gitchy-gitchy ya-ya-ya to her. Which might explain the story Pink told during her PT5th with Andy a couple of years back about Christina swinging on her at a club. Naturally, Andy asked Christina to tell her side of that story, but she seems to have come down with a case of Motherhood Onset Amnesia, because she pivoted away from the question. She gave a vague denial but did say that Pink used to intimidate her on the set of Lady Marmalade. So if she had tried to swing at her, there would have been motive.
I guess when Christina Aguilera heard about Cardi B’s upcoming residency in Las Vegas, she figured it was time to break out her leftover wigs and bustiers from Burlesque to shimmy on down to Sin City for her own show. However, it’s also for a very good reason as well because 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the first time Christina told us to rub on her bottle to unleash the spell of gritty vocals and pancake flat ass twerking onto the world.
It’s awards season, Lady Gaga just lost the Golden Globe she thought she had a lock on to Glenn Close, and Mother Monster is taking off her gloves to hopefully win an Oscar! Lifetime has everyone finally issuing major mea culpas (and mea culpas for their mea culpas) for agreeing to work with R. Kelly in the past after they came out with the documentary Surviving R. Kelly. Gaga was just one of those people. She didn’t take part in the documentary – but she finally issued a statement saying she’s sorry and will pull Do What U Want, the song she did with him. And Christina Aguilera, who replaced R. Kelly as Gaga’s duet partner in one version of the song, is elated.
Sam Asghari and Britney Spears’ contractromance has lasted a bit longer than any of us would have expected, to be quite frank. They’ve been going “strong” for two years now, and I guess that meant Sam feels comfortable doing more than just being a THOT prop in Brit Brit’s social media updates. He can Instagram on his own! While having a Q&A on Instagram with his “fans,” someone asked him to pick between Britney and Christina Aguilera. Sam used the opportunity to show he knows who Mariah Carey is.