Christina Aguilera on Britney duet and paving the way for women
Christina Aguilera says she'd love to record a song with fellow superstar, Britney Spears.
The two superstars have long been pitted against each other during their pop careers, but she thinks things would have been very different if they'd had social media to squash any fake news stories back in the 1990s.
During last night's (September 12) guest slot on TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the global music star told the chat show's host, Jimmy Kimmel:
"When I was coming up it was very obvious, me and Britney... the considered rivalry thing.
"If we had social media back then, we would have probably done a song together or something and squashed it."
When Kimmel suggested that it's probably not too late still to collaborate, she replied:
"Hey, I'm down... if her reps say OK!"
To which Kimmel answered: "Why don't you use social media to reach out. Tweet to her or something like that".
Aguilera's comments come a few weeks after she spoke of how "hurt" she felt when she was pitted against Spears for so long, and portrayed as the "bad girl".
She continued: "It's hard to hear yourself being called names. I remember being hurt by these commercials on MTV, pitting Britney as the good girl and me as the bad girl.
"It's like, if I'm going to be demure and innocent, that's OK. But if I'm going to just be myself, I'm trouble."
But the acclaimed singer-songwriter has no regrets about her raunchy image from the past and hopes that she was at least able to "pave the way" for other pop starlets, saying:
"I love the female body, and I think it's something to be proud of, not something that men should dictate ownership of.
'"Dirrty' was extremely controversial at the time, but it would be nothing now."
At the time, the raunchy track about sex, which featured the rapper Redman, was extremely brave for any female artist to put out. The official music video was directed by David LaChapelle (WATCH BELOW).
Aguilera said: "I hope I paved the way and helped set the ground rules that women can be any version of themselves they wanna be... and proud of it."
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