Christina Aguilera Never Commented On Her Weight In New Billboard Interview
October 1st, 2012 7:16pm EDT
Christina Aguilera was once pressured into losing weight by music executives in order to help bolster her career.
The singer revealed in a new interview with Billboard magazine that she's done worrying about her weight and that if her record label has a problem with it they need to "get over it."
"During the promotion of my album 'Stripped,' 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," she tells Billboard.
"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. They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would affect a lot of people (like tourmate Justin Timberlake) 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 'Back to Basics' promos and touring."
Now Christina's finally tired of listening to what her label bosses expect of her and her body and has become the epitome of her song "Beautiful," being happy the way she is.
"I told them during this 'Lotus' (her upcoming album) 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," the 31-year-old mom says. "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."
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