Christina Aguilera grew up in the spotlight and has been performing since she was seven. While the music industry has changed drastically over the years with the help of social media, the singer admits there is a plus side to it: artists can use it to squash beefs.
So what’s the one beef Xtina herself would squash? You guessed it! It would be that she and Britney Spears don’t get along.
“If this was back in the day whenever people were comparing me to other artists and things were happening, I would have loved to squash it before having an interview. Back then, the media was the storyteller for you,” she says during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
She continues, “When I was coming up it was very obvious, me and Britney were definitely considered rivals. If we had social media back then, we would have probably done a song together or something and squashed it.”
Intrigued by her answer, Jimmy asserts that it’s not too late for a Britney and Christina collaboration.
“It’s probably not too late” she agrees with a sly grin. “Hey, I’m down. If her reps say okay, you know.”
While Christina confesses that it took a while for her to embrace social media, admitting that taking selfies seemed vain, she has now come to accept it as part of the job.
“I came from the era where privacy was actually a good thing and it was a cool thing to have mystique and a mystery about yourself,” she explains. “There is a plus side . . . you can use it to your advantage and connect with your fans.”
Christina’s latest album, Liberation, was released in June. Here’s to hoping social media will help out in that future Xtina and Britney duet!