Pop star Christina Aguilera isn't afraid to own up to her curvy body, but when it comes to false quotes involving that topic - that's a different story! Earlier this morning, the Internet was abuzz with word that The Voice judge spoke out against her label and cleared the air about the image her label tried to maintain for her. The story was allegedly from Billboard magazine, in which the pop star graces the front cover to promote her upcoming album Lotus, in stores next month! It turns out that the quotes from her interview in which she describes herself as being a "skinny white girl" were actually false!
"Those comments were fake," her rep told E! News.
The supposed quotes in question? They read:
“I got tired of being a skinny white girl. I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl… [In 2002,] I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour. They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect [sic] 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 [2006's] 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.”
No one knows where the alleged quotes came from, but this Tumblr seems to be the culprit.
Do you think this really happened which is why they took the posts down, or do you think this is a Christina Aguilera prank gone wrong?