Christina Aguilera Poses For ‘Paper’ Shoot, Reveals Nothing About New Era

15 Years Of Xtina's 'Stripped'
We reflect on the enduring impact of Christina Aguilera's 'Stripped' LP.

All signs point to Christina Aguilera releasing new music in the very near future. The leaks have already started, she’s raising her profile via flawless TV appearances and just posed for her first magazine shoot in years. As stunning as the latter is, Legend X doesn’t say anything about her new album in Paper. She does mention the artists that she’s currently listening to, however. The 37-year-old describes Childish Gambino as a genius, praises Chance The Rapper (“he’s made it without a label, without any strings attached”) and openly stans Cardi B. Could one or more of them be featured?

Xtina also acknowledges Madonna’s contribution to pop. “Either women are not sexual enough or we’re not fulfilling enough of a fantasy for you, but then if we’re overtly sexual or feeling empowered in a certain kind of way, then we’re shamed for it,” she says of the way female pop stars are judged. “Madonna had to go through it in her day, and she paved the way for my generation to come up. And paying it forward, now a younger generation is coming up and I’m loving what I’m seeing. It’s so incredible.”

Well, there you have it. To learn more about Christina’s makeup preferences, love of DVDs and acting aspirations check out the full interview at Paper magazine. Click through the gorgeous pics up top.

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