Christina Aguilera has opened up about her feelings toward Lady Gaga and perceived rivalries in a post on her website.
In the past Aguilera has faced criticism for donning similar looks to Lady Gaga. Bar a snide comment in 2008 ("This person [Lady Gaga] was just brought to my attention not too long ago. I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman. I just wasn’t sure"), Aguilera has remained quiet on the whole.
Following the release of Aguilera's "Not Myself Tonight" video the singer came under fire once again for 'borrowing' looks from Lady Gaga.
Tired of the constant speculation regarding rivalries from media and fans, Aguilera took time out to put the rumours to rest with this message on her official website:
I would like to take a moment to clarify something that has been brought to my attention this morning. It is very easy for comments to be taken out of context and create unnecessary drama-especially between us women. 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. 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 but it will be the last time I comment on the matter.
“Can’t hold us down….”
With love, C/X
Aguilera's fourth studio album Bionic will hit stores on June 3.