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Akon Misses the 'Old Christina Aguilera'

Akon Misses the 'Old Christina Aguilera'

Singer/songwriter Akon is now weighing in on the comparisons between Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga, who is signed to his Kon Live music label.

“Aw man, that’s not even any competition,” Akon tells Vibe. “You are actually giving Christina too much credit. She always had her cool little look and way about how she went about things. But soon as Gaga came out everything switched up. Christina stepped out of her own shell to become something different. And the crazy thing is Christina is really talented. She has unlimited range when it comes to singing. Her voice is out of here. I just think she just needs to believe in herself more. I think sometimes she gets insecure because of all of the success Gaga has had not realizing that she was already successful before Gaga came out.”

Akon continues, “Christina shouldn’t have anything to prove or anyone to compete with. I miss the old Christina Aguilera. I like the old one better than the new one. Honestly, Gaga and Christina could probably get together and do something that’s amazing. But that’s impossible if they are both trying to do the same exact thing musically.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Gaga and Christina comparisons??

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  • I’d actually have to agree with Akon on this one. Christina should be herself and not try to follow the latest trend. She has an amazing voice and electropop doesn’t showcase it as much as her old r&bpop songs did.

  • N99

    Thank you Akon. Akon took the words out of my mouth. Their is no comparison to Gaga and the other girl. Gaga took the game to another level because the music was Dead and the music videos were horrible. Their was no creativity or imagination in the music videos. Gaga, don’t stop. We need to dance not have doom and gloom music.

  • Ladyb

    I don’t know who Akon is even though I have heard not do good things. But he is 10000% correct. What happened to the OLD Christina Aguilera? The woman that Mariah Carey used to get jealous of. She’s trying to compete with kESHA, GAGA, and even Britney Spears. We thought she was the new MC and Whitney Houston long time ago.

  • João

    akon is a big bit shit … Christina was always a dirrty girl, in 2006 she became a little more mature and now Christina, just want show more about the dirrty girl that everyone forget already.

    and gaga is a big shit like akon, she is not compared to Christina Aguilera!

  • melody

    I’m agree with gaga the career of christina is over! The problem is that christina had a break during which lady gaga arrived.She is now a low copy Lady Gaga!

  • Audrey

    I think Christina is an amazing singer and person and she doesn’t need to be compared to anybody! She’s a true artist with an awesome voice!
    I love her so much, and I can’t wait to hear her new cd, she has never dissappointed me yet and I’m sure that she won’t this time either!

  • blah

    Akon is right. Christina is talented,b ut she needs to just be her self. There can never be another Ga ga, just like there can never be another Christina. People need to just be theirselves. Christina is not he only one trying to copy GaGa’s style. Ri Ri is guilty as well

  • she-whom-shall-not-be-named

    OUCH! I’m sure he will correct himself soon in some dammage control finale.

  • w

    He needs to shut his no-talent mouth. Lady Gaga didn’t invent dance music and Christina stated in 2007, before anyone had heard of Lady Gaga, that she was going in the direction she’s going in now. How quickly we forget and how easy it is to warp reality to suit our own personal bias.

  • Xxx

    Well said Akon! I totally agree, I’m so glad someone put Christina on blast!
    She’s always been a lost little poser.

  • João

    the old Christina Aguilera is back, the Christina true to herself is back, the Christina of Stripped is back and it’s the stripped Christina that we want back!
    s** of a bit**

  • JBvanilla

    My god he toke the words right out of my mouth…… Christina is a Legend already, while GaGa is a legend in the making, Christina has nothing to prove to ANYONE, she could whisper, hum, and yell an entire album and it would still go platinum….She needs to just rest on her morals and not try to fit in with the crowd…..Trends are just that trends, they eventually fade, while style remains, and thats exactly what the old christina had, STYLE and LOTS of it. It was effortless for her, now she seems to just be trying so hard!!!! I love xtina and GaGa, but i would take an Xtina album over GaGa any day……Christina and Britney were the first 2 albums i bought back in 3rd grade, i even sung Xtina’s song “i turn to you” at my moms 1st wedding…(yes she has since remarried twice, i know she’s a hoe….hahahaha!!!!)….BUT dont get me wrong im still a full blown LITTLE MONSTER…. but I kiss no ones ass if i dont like ur material GaGa im going to tell you……any way!!!!!!

  • Ted

    Its CRAZY!!!How everyone has forgotten about Dirty.Christina has done dance pop before and for Crazy outfits just go to YouTube and search Christina EMA 2003.Christina looked Gaga before there was a Gaga.The Crazy wigs and Outfits look like what Gaga doing now…Lady Gaga copying Christina!!!!CHECK IT OUT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

  • LILO

    I love Christina but he is absolutly right. Christina has never been true to herself or a bit original

  • snapper

    Isn’t Gaga on Akon’s label?

  • Zag

    Christina is a joke

  • Cappy

    Lol! Even the picture Jared used looks like GAGA! Omg! Gaga did a pic like that like a year ago…
    Ugh! Christina is pathetic. How sad she is.

  • Tina

    STUPID! Who is Akon?

    Christina ALWAYS were what she is!
    But some STUPID people think with a DUMB mind!

  • João

    you’r so lucky … If I pick up some of you to speak ill of Christina in front of me you were dead, you can be sure

  • mickey

    I don’t care for Akon, Aguilera or Gaga but his assessment of the situation is spot on.

  • Lisa

    @snapper: Didnt you read the post? It clearly says.

  • Max

    Christina Aguilera is a Legend.

    Gaga is a fairly new artist.

    I Love Xtina and Like Gaga. Just like Claude Kelly said, there is room for both of them at the top!


  • Kong

    @João: Really? LMAO!!
    you are pretty pathetic kid!
    Maybe you should play outside more and not care so much what people think of a hasbeen singer from the 90′s.

  • In The Know

    Christina’s performance at the 2007 Grammy’s could blow away any live set Gaga has ever done.

    Akon knows this.

    Gaga is all hype at this point.

  • pipou

    Oryt. Here’s my thought. Christina shouldn’t be compared to Gaga because musically, Christina’s voice can soar to greater heights compared to that of Gaga. Gaga’s music is catchy, that I have to agree.
    Christina’s not copying anyone or anybody. Before her Back to Basics tour was over, she already mentioned that she’s working on an album that is totally different from the usual music she sings. That was before Lady Gaga became popular. She’s always been very inventive, creative and is not afraid to try new things. She can’t be forever a pop singer. As an artist, she needs to get out of her comfort zone. The first single that she offered from her new album is just one of the many tracks. We can’t label or brand her just because of the first single. It’s a hit song anyway. There’s no Gaga element in Not Myself Tonight mind you. Christina and Gaga are two artists that shouldn’t be compared at all.

  • corey

    i don’t get it. christina was talking about doing a futuristic album back in 2006, before Gaga was even known. Nobody likes to post that kind of info. Christina does an uptempo, club banger and people automatically wanna scream, “OMG, it’s so Gaga!” The bitch didn’t create electro!!!

  • David

    LMAO! He’s pathetic as hell!

  • Lollipop

    Akon is right, You can’t compaire Christinas new single with Lady Gaga!
    Christinas song is outdated and very 90′s , All of Gagas music is edgy and has a futuristic vibe to it, You can tell Christina feels as awkward as she sounds.
    While Christina is on grounds she knows nothing about, Gaga fits like a glove and is leading the way, I like Christina but she looks like really bad sloppy seconds right about now.

  • N99

    This comment is for the WHO IS AKON and he needs to shut up people. Akon is a major producer and writer who is behind the majority of the hits for artists who are on the radio now including Ms. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. So before you trash Akon you need to investigate who he is. I bet you a million bucks Christina Aguilera’s people is not going to respond to Akon’s comment or say anything. Akon writes alot of hits for many many of the top Billboards artists today.

  • Dreads

    Akon needs to shut his big mouth up. I never liked him and I don’t think I ever will. What is he oh-so-famous for? I only know that locked up and lonely song from him, that was actually good. Now he’s so full of himself and he thinks he’s super hot while he’s not. He shouldn’t forget that either. Xtina is a legend and that Gaga thing is nothing compared to her, as much musically as vocally. As someone else already pointed out, Xtina stated back in 2007 (when she made that duet with P.diddy) way before Gaga arrived that she was going the total opposite way of Back to Basics which meant she was going futuristic. She just took her time to bring us fans quality. I’ll stick to her talented ass. She’s so much better than Gaga in ever way. She’s gifted vocally, seems like the sweetest kind person and is so jaw-dropping gorgeous. You people thinking Gaga is the inventor of the crazy outfit (that Xtina used to rock back in her Dirrty days) and music itself apparently, well you have to be the stupidest minds ever. Get real, people. You and Akon need to get over youselves.


    Poor clueless haters!

    Always comparing Christina to everybody. Britney, Gaga, Mariah, etc.

    Who’s insecure????
    WHO’S INSECURE????????????

    LMAO, not Christina.

    Akon, relax. And stop being a clueless hater.


    I can’t wait for BIONIC and BURLESQUE!

    The album and movie will punch all the haters in the face!

    LEGENDTINA 2010!!!!!!!!!!! :)


    christina did ALL of this first. if anyone is following in footsteps, it’s gaga.

  • Will

    @In The Know: I wouldn’t use Christinas 2007 Grammy performance as referance to blow anyone way, I remember the next day everyone saying Christina looked, sounded & danced like crap.
    I saw that performance and Christina was really bad and sounded even worse.

  • bre

    Wow this really brought out the nuts, anywho I think he’s right. And by the way both of them are narcassitic twilight zones. Akon is a big producer. He’s produced for all of these women, It’s amazing how people don’t know anything about where all of these “artists” get they’re music from.

  • Akonisacriminal

    Akon is a criminal. He has a criminal record. He is full of shit. He is capitalizing on this because Gaga is associated with him. He should shut his mouth. They have nothing in common. Just because you are making dance music does not mean you are copying Gaga. There are many dance artists and yes it is now more mainstream.

    also Akon is not expert on music. He has no musical talent. He uses AUTOTUNE and sounds like a ROBOT!

  • dan

    And your are all based on what? A song? You got to hear the full album and then you talk!!!!!

  • Ama

    Why do people keep on comparing these two? How on earth is Christina copying Gaga? Because her new album has a modern and slightly electronic feel? Is Gaga the only one allowed to release music in that genre or something?

    Akon’s comments reek of desperation and nervousness… Christina’s creating alot of buzz in the music industry at the moment and Akon knows she is well on her way to delivering an amazing album and basically toppling Gaga.

  • aeg

    It’s true!

  • Stating the Obvious

    If Christina could release a decent single and not attempt to look like Ga Ga, things could turn around. Christina needs to stop trying to break the mold. Mariah Carey strayed from her original M.O. and now can’t sell an album the way she used to… If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  • David T

    The problem is that Christina is a huge bitch. Sorry, but she is. She never addresses her gay fans. She performed at the GLADD awards once. Big deal! She is definitely talented and has a great voice. However, she should show her gratitude to her gay fans and perform for us more. Also, she needs to work with better producers. I love her old stuff. The last record was terribly produced!

  • sheila

    Gaga has just more energie and she is not scared for anything, she can better dance and is living her dream and she is also always very fashion orientaded even if are her own creations and she has also nearby the same voice like Christina just a bit different. I must say Gaga is someone for Christina to be scared because Gaga is talented ! She is a world star now and has in a short time sell over 10 million records so of course Xtina is scared she never has had that success in her career!



  • Ted

    CHECKOUT- CHRISTINA EMA 2003 PART 2 OF 6 ON YOUTUBE…Christina hasn’t copied anyone.

  • mr_ap

    Since when did Akon’s opinion matter, afterall, wouldn’t he say this about his so-called “protege”? Hit songs, like trends in fashion, fade; but great voices are the ones that make it in the long-haul. Xtina has already established herself, years before Gaga, because of her vocal abilities. Just let the girl enjoy making music. I like them both, tbqh, but the truth is that Gaga is right now where Xtina was after she released her debut album, so before people go and try to compare the two . . . let’s see what else Gaga can offer, yeah? Xtina has been there and done it, so peace!

  • ccziny

    Akon needs to be quiet. I love Gaga but she has nothing on Christina Aguilera. Christina has been working on this album before anyone decided to download Just Dance. True Fans know Christina loves music and wants to dabble in all kinds. Unlike Gaga who couldn’t even if she tried too do an album dedicated to Jazz, Big Bands, Swing Music or even fully acapella. Finally Akon you don’t have the right to be disappointed in anyone until you miraculously grow some talent.

  • thats_right

    Akon is soooo right, I can’t belive Christian would lower herself like that, I lost respect towards her, she is just another copy cat, has no self esteem, grow up Christina, you are losing your fans right and left because of your crazy new do….

  • TheStumister

    Christina Aguilera is the new queen of reinvention notice how every album she switches up her style and she’s successful so its understandable why she would go towards whats selling at the moment. Remember when Madonna released Hard candy and was acting like everybody else with R&B tinged Pop music. Christina is just following everybody else with this techno crap. Also does anybody else think her new song sounds like Gimme More by Britney im just saying i can see a similarity

  • Grace

    Christina hasent been anywhere or done anything..
    She’s always ploped out the same old cookie cutter pop songs in different clip on hair and tacky outfits.
    She trys way to hard and results in subpar music ans performances
    Christina has never been anything new or exciting .
    She is bland vanillia.

  • Chrystal

    Christina has a new image with each of her records. She has stated from the beginning of her career that she likes to experiement with music, fashion, etc. She said back in 2006 that she wanted to do a dance record. She started working on it after the B2B era was over. Christina has always been secure in herself. Christina stepped out her shell with the Stripped era. That was 2002. Christina is coming to 12yrs in the industry. Why in the hell would she be offended by Gaga? Christina doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone but herself. She has accomplished so much in life. She’s happily married, has a child & a successful career. Akon needs to take a chill pill. Evryone in the world isn’t a fan of Christina or Gaga. There is room for everyone in the music industry.