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Christina Aguilera Says She 'Fought For a Long Time' to Get 2 Females in the Chairs' on 'The Voice'

Christina Aguilera Says She 'Fought For a Long Time' to Get 2 Females in the Chairs' on 'The Voice'

Christina Aguilera is featured in W magazine’s latest issue, discussing The Voice, Kanye West, and more.

Here’s what she had to share…

On what went on behind the scenes at The Voice: “I fought for a long time to get two females in the chairs. And, for a long time, I was just told it wasn’t the demographic. But just know that I was a fighter behind the scenes. Once again, I found myself in that place where I’m being told what to do, what’s going to be acceptable or unacceptable, what’s okay or not okay. It’s like, God, you know, I’m a mother of two now. The genie is out of the bottle.” Christina has said she’ll never do The Voice again.

On what she signed on for with The Voice: “I signed on to a show where the blind audition element was something interesting, something genuine. After a while, though, you start to see that everyone is good-looking. It wasn’t a comfortable place for me to be, where I’m just part of a money-making machine. When I stop believing in something, then it’s like, What am I doing here? I think I did choose to, no pun intended, take a chair for so long and do something very commercial for my little ones. But at a certain point I felt like I’m not even doing them a service by cheating myself and what I’m here to do. They should be seeing Mommy live her best life.”

On Kanye West: “Kanye, you know, he says things. His mind works in mysterious ways. I’ll just say that. I’ve always been a fan of his music…. If anything, he gives with his gut. You can feel it in his beats. It’s genuine. It feels like his truth, even if it’s not going to go over well. But he really spoke to me. Even in that conversation we had, he would go on about other subjects and stuff like that. But then he would kind of remind me of myself. Like, oh, okay. He just has a different way of thinking and he’ll trail off in his own thoughts. You get the sense, though, that there’s a good guy there. Sometimes we’re all just a little misunderstood.”

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If you missed it, be sure to listen to Christina and Demi Lovato‘s new song “Fall In Line.”

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  • Gina

    She’s shading The Voice, but I bet she wasn’t shading the paycheck. The show made her more relevant than she’s been in years.

  • Pitysaurus_rex

    Does she have stock in Juvederm?

  • Buffy

    I’m not sure if it’s true but the story going around the blind sites is she was fired because of her behavior and attitude over the years. She’s reportedly doing all this ‘I quit’ crap to save face but they think if she was asked back she would be there in a shot as it’s all she really has now.

  • cutitout

    There is a difference between shade and facts. Sure the judges have to blindly choose the singers to add to their teams and go forward but the kicker is/was is that ALL THE CONTESTANTS WERE/ARE PRE-SCREENED for “Good TV”! Money is not the issue. If you sign on to do a job and realize it is not what it was sold to you as, you give the money you earned back? You have never done a job that you were not 100% in love with? She has children to support those millions she was paid wilo go a long way to provide for her family. IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY TO BE FAMOUS. SHE HAS TO PAY FOR SAFETY, PRIVACY, AND SANITY.

  • Gina

    You wanna talk about facts? Ok, here are some facts: Christina Aguliera isn’t a dummy, she knows exactly how TV works; so spare me the theatrics. She was on quite a few seasons of The Voice, so if it was such a huge disappointment for her, she would have left and never came back after the first season . But no, she had a failing career, and she needed the money so her integrity took a back seat. But now that the show doesn’t want her ass back, she wants to act like she has integrity again. Sounds like sour grapes to me.