Maybe the longstanding claw-baring between Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga is finally grinding to a halt. Xtina, who has an upcoming album to promote—and is therefore going to no doubt be inundated with repeated questions about the Gaga feud—did a seven-minute interview yesterday with Cindy and Ray of Atlanta’s Star 94 FM, and played down any nastiness between herself and Japan’s new favorite pop sensation.
Aguilera was asked if she thought Gaga ripped off her style (which is odd, since it was Christina who was accused of copying Lady Gaga’s look when she was promoting her greatest hits collection over a year ago).
“No rip-offs, we’re all inspired by different things,” the Bionic diva said. “I was inspired..by artists that came before me. That was the whole point of my Back to Basics record, accumulating all of that. I love that there are newcomers. You know what I love about the new breed of newcomers is that they’re risk takers. They’re doing things that aren’t so safe.”
Alright, fair enough. At least she’s not confused as to whether Lady Gaga is a man or a woman anymore. (Remember this hot comment she made to the Los Angeles Times?: “I’m not quite sure who [Lady Gaga] is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman.”)
Christina also added, “I’m happy to see that people have come full-circle and are now accepting it and are into it and these girls have the guts to do it.”
Well, that sounds like an olive branch to us. Now if only Grace Jones (and about 10 other artists) could be so civil.