Christina Aguilera isn't just back on the music scene.
The singer, whose new album drops on June 8, is back to being her sexy, provocative self.
Her new music video is hot; her cover shot for GQ is naked... and the haters are coming out in full force.
As she struts her seductive, eccentric stuff again, critics are comparing Christina to the artist that, in some ways, has taken over her spot in the industry: Lady Gaga. What does Aguilera think of this comparison?
“I’m in it for the long haul, and a decade later in my career, I have nothing to prove," Christina says in the latest issue of Billboard. "To anyone who wants to be negative, it’s like, ‘I’m obviously relevant enough to you for you to care and to talk and to evoke negative feelings inside of you.’ At this point in my career, I’m over any and all weird comparisons or negativity.”
Also in the article, Christina says that making hit singles is not what inspires her:
“There was actually a song that the label really wanted me to record, and I just said ‘no,’ because it didn’t fit on the album – it wasn’t creatively inspiring to me... when it jeopardizes my integrity too much I can’t do it."
But when it comes to taking her clothes off, Xtina can get down with that! Thank goodness.