Christina Aguilera: I Don't Hate Lady Gaga!
Attention, pop diva fans: there is no feud between Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga.
Since Lady Gaga, 24, burst onto the music scene in 2008, Aguilera, 29, has made a few speculated-upon remarks about the "Bad Romance" singer.
In a new interview with Out magazine, Aguilera calls Gaga a "newcomer" and says "I think she's really fun to look at."
Aguilera's new video "Not Myself Tonight" led some to suggest she was copying Gaga's look and sound. "That, in particular, is not even worth wasting the breath to comment on," Aguilera said in a recent radio interview. "I've been around for over a decade and I think my work speaks for myself."
Finally, on Monday, Aguilera tried to quiet the feud talk once and for all.
"It is very easy for comments to be taken out of context and create unnecessary drama-especially between us women," she wrote on her website. "So I would like to tell you all directly so my words can not be misconstrued to sell someone else’s story…I have absolutely nothing against Lady Gaga or any other female artist in this business."
Aguilera adds: "I think she is great, and I appreciate any woman fearless enough to go against the norm. She has earned her success with hard work and a clear focus and I have nothing but respect for that. There is room for all of us on everyone's iPods."
"This is not the first time I have been unfairly pitted against another female artist," says the one-time rival of Britney Spears, "but it will be the last time I comment on the matter."