Christina Aguilera’s weight has been put under the microscope for the last few years, ever since she donned the chaps for her ‘Dirrrty’ single, but now she’s allegedly admitted that she “got tired of being a skinny, white girl”, and calls herself “fat”.
The 31-year-old mother-of-one is proud of her Latin curves, and has reportedly said that she will not to succumb to pressures from the music industry to lose weight to sell her records, as she once did.
According to reports, Christina said in an interview with Billboard magazine: “During the promotion of Stripped in 2002 I got tired of being a skinny, white girl.”
Christina Aguilera proudly shows off her curves (Wenn)
She is also reportedly to have continued: “I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.
“The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker and full of piercings! 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.”
According to reports, Christina also talked about the pressure she felt, explaining: “They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect 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.”
Christina is “toothpick thin” in 2000 (Wenn)
“I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during Back to Basics promos and touring,” she said.
Now the ‘Fighter’ singer is readying her new record ‘Lotus’ for release. Following the 2010 flop of Bionic, she approached her label and allegedly said: “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.”
Lotus is set for a November release.