Rumours say that Christina Aguilera has said that during the promotion of Stripped in 2002 she got tired of being a skinny, white girl.
The full gossip says that the famous singer who is mother of two has also said:
‘I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.
‘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.
In 2010: After her 2010 album Bionic flopped Christina has a new release, Lotus
‘They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight.
‘Basically, they told me I would effect 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 Back to Basics promos and touring.’
Reports claimed she decided to stand up to record executives while promoting her new release Lotus by saying: ‘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.’
But the extensive anecdote does not in fact feature in Billboard magazine’s cover story and her spokesperson told Mail Online: ‘These quotes are wrong – she never said them.’
Aguilera is currently promoting her new album Lotus, in stores November 13, and she is no doubt hoping for a strong comeback after 2010 flop Bionic.
While her body image was not mentioned, she did speak to Billboard that about her new release, saying: ‘It represents a celebration of the new me.
‘And to me the lotus has always represented this unbreakable flower that withstands any harsh weather conditions in its surroundings.
‘It withstands time and remains beautiful and strong throughout the years.
‘I tried to infuse as much as I could to promote strength and inspire people with that message.
‘And now I’m at a place at 31, where the last time I felt this way was when I was 21… and I had a lot to say and a lot to express.’
In 2012: All of the above seems to be false. Christina Aguilera has denied describing herself as a ‘fat girl’ in a new interview.
The Voice star was thought to have spoken out about her body image in a series of quotes widely attributed to Billboard magazine.
But her spokesperson has since described the comments as ‘made up’.
This is a picture of Christina taken this year where we can see that she is not back to slim.
In 2012 Christina is promoting a new album and she is showing again some extra weigh. Is it with the purpose of attracting attention again?