Christina Aguilera is back with a new album and a new attitude. And as she says in ‘Not Myself Tonight,’ "I feel brand new. And if you don't like it, f*ck you."
Christina has been getting a lot of criticism on her new song, which is super racy. She’s also gotten comparisons to Lady Gaga, which Xtina brushed off, saying that she’s been around a lot longer.
“I’m in it for the long haul,” Aguilera tells Billboard in a new interview that hits newsstands May 17th. “And a decade later in my career, I have nothing to prove.”
She adds, "At this point in my career, I'm over any and all weird comparisons or negativity."
Although Christina has cranked out numerous hits, she says that isn’t what motivates her. She recalled a recent interaction with her label: “There was actually a song that the label really wanted me to record, and I just said ‘no,’ because it didn’t fit on the album – it wasn’t creatively inspiring to me.
"They said, ‘It’s a hit, it’s a hit!’ And absolutely it’s a hit for someone. But it’s not for me, because when it jeopardizes my integrity too much I can’t do it. The hit thing…,” she trails off with a sigh. “ ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ was a fucking hit, you know what I mean?”
Aussie singer, Sia, who is working with Aguilera is also quoted in the article saying, “Christina could shit in a bottle and her fans would still love it.”
Thankfully for us, Christina gave us “Genie In A Bottle” instead.