Christina Aguilera's new album, "Lotus," is set to drop on November 13th, and the singer/The Voice judge is featured on the cover of the September 29 issue of Billboard magazine.
In the new issue, Christina talks about her new album, how it's been compared to her 2002 album "Stripped," and the two years since she released her fourth studio album, "Bionic." One thing she didn't talk about, however, is her weight.
Monday morning several reports claimed that Christina spoke very candidly about her weight in the interview, attributing a made-up quote from a tumblr page, that spread like wildfire, to the Billboard piece.
"During the promotion of my album 'Stripped,' I got tired of being a skinny, white girl," the quote, attributed to the "Fighter" singer read. "I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.
The quote goes on to say that she was forced to lose 15 pounds quickly by record execs, who "called this serious emergency meeting" about her weight at the time of her "Stripped" tour."I told [producers] during [the 'Lotus'] 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."
It may sound pretty good, but it turns out Christina never said any of it.
"She never said them," her rep tells Entertainment Weekly.
The quotes were actually found at a tumblr blog called "Fat Girl In Cheap Clothes," and somehow, inexplicably, the quote was credited to the Billboard interview.
Strangely, the last part of the long quote was omitted from nearly all the sites and blogs that reposted it. Maybe it's because it would've been the sure giveaway that she never said any of it.
That last part reads, "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. I am 31 my boobs are (son) Max's and my p***y is mine... Sorry."
One thing she did say in the interview, though, is that the new album 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, that withstands time and remains beautiful and strong throughout the years."
You can read the real interview with Christina at Billboard.com.
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