Christina Aguilera Tells Record Execs: “Get Over It – I’m A Fat Girl”
Christina Aguilera is fighting mad about the pressure she is getting from the record industry to stay super skinny.
She tells Billboard magazine that during the promotion of her 2002 album, Stripped, “I got tired of being a skinny, white girl. I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.”
Months later, after touring with Justin Timberlake in support of the album and gaining 15 pounds, Christina said her label bosses flipped out about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect a lot of people if I gained weight — the production, musical directors.”
It was during her time in the studio working on the soon to-be-released CD, Lotus, that she said she read the execs the riot act.
“I told them…’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.