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    Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:41:07

    Christina Aguilera Reveals Her Label Wanted Her to Be Skinny + White... - ...when she's Ecuadorian and curvy

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    US Weekly reports that singer Christina Aguilera has battled her label over her image and her weight for years.

    While promoting 2002's Stripped, Xtina was "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. The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker and full of piercings!" She continued, "I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect a lot of people if I gained weight -- the production, musical directors."

    Whoa! Xtina's label embarked on a campaign to get her weight down by pressuring her. Not cool!

    She also said, "[They claimed] people I toured with would also miss out if I gained weight because I would sell no records or tickets for my shows. I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during Back to Basics promos and touring."

    She no longer lets the label or the people surrounding her have that kind of control. She finished,"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."

    Xtina's "Your Body" is out now.

    What do you think of Christina Aguilera's bodily revelations?

    —Carly Costello
    10.04.12



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