Are Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani at odds with each other?
Ever since slamming “The Voice”, the soul singer has officially retired from the NBC singing-reality competition after serving as a coach for 6 seasons. So what made her quit?
The last time X’tina was “The Voice” coach, it was back in 2016, where her artist, Alisan Porter won the season. However, her departure had nothing to do with Blake Shelton’s budding romance with fellow judge Gwen Stefani. “Oh my God, no!” replied Aguilera when asked about her rumoured feud with the No Doubt singer.
She added, “No, it never had anything to do with any one person at all. And, I actually think it’s really cute Blake and Gwen found love in that chaotic environment. 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.”
In fact, the 37-year-old pop star noticed how the show “really started to shift and change”. She explained, “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.”
She went on to elaborate, “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.” The “little ones” in question are her children 10-year-old son Max and 3-year-old old daughter Summer. “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,” Aguilera added.
To celebrate her new chapter, X’tina released a powerful anthem for women titled, “Fall In Line”, featuring a fellow Disney alum, Demi Lovato. Listen to the inspiring track here:
Get ready fans, this genie is out of the bottle and ready to slay your wigs.