Christina Aguilera ‘s ever-changing figure has been tabloid fodder for years, but the difference this time around is that the singer just doesn’t care what her critics might say. At least, that’s what reports quoting the pop star have said, though the quotes have now been proven fake. “The Voice” judge, who is set to release her new album “Lotus” in November, reportedly opened up to the Sept. 29 issue of Billboard magazine to set the record straight once and for all about her curves. PHOTOS: CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S BODY EVOLUTION The only problem being that the singer never even made the empowering statements. “I told (my label) during this ‘Lotus’ recording, ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it,'” the “Your Body” singer reportedly told the magazine. “They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body. “My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore – my body is just not on the table that way anymore.” Us Weekly initially reported the Billboard magazine interview quotes, but a rep for the singer has since denied their existence. “She never said them,” Aguilera’s rep told Entertainment Weekly of the statements. The quotes, in which the singer recounts being told to lose weight or risk her career, do not appear in either the online story or the print publication. Joe Kohen/WireImage Though she is often seen as a blond-haired, blue-eyed white singer, Christina Aguilera is actually Ecuadorian. Another quote that was widely published but does not actually appear in the Billboard story addresses how her music label supposedly told her to shed the weight.
So let her do what she wants!” Andrew H. Walker/WireImage Credit: Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The “Applause” singer was equally complimentary of Aguilera, with whom she was rumored to have a feud after her own career launched in 2008. When asked by a viewer to share her opinion of the “Your Body” singer, 32, Gaga only had nice things to say. “I’m a very big fan of Christina Aguilera,” she said. “From the very beginning of when my career started there was all this controversy about the two of us, and I always felt that it was very unfair to her.” PHOTOS: Lady Gaga’s craziest VMAs looks “The controversy was that people said that she released an album that was kind of chasing your sound,” Cohen said. “Is that what it was?” “All I know was that people were talking about Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga in the same sentence . . . and I was nobody,” Gaga explained of her status in the industry five years ago. “I just think it’s very unfair of anyone to pit another woman against another woman especially in the space of music when we are all just trying to be taken seriously at all . . . as females because we’re not taken seriously as real musicians.
Lady Gaga talks Christina Aguilera and duet with Cher on ‘Watch What Happens’ (Video)
To promote her new album “Artpop,” Lady Gaga sat down with “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen. Among the questions she was asked, one was about her supposed rivalry with Aguilera in 2010. During that time, Christina released her electropop album, Bionic, which naysayers and critics were saying copied Gaga’s sound. The bad press Aguilera received was considered a factor in the album’s underwhelming commercial performance. Gaga first clarified that she is a big fan of Christina Aguilera and that she thought the controversy around the two at the time was very unfair to the Beautiful singer. I just think it’s very unfair of anyone to pit another woman against another woman and especially in the space of music, when we are all just trying to be taken seriously as females. Christina is an incredible vocalist and an incredible artist. From me to her, I’m so sorry for anything that anyone ever said to her because of my existance and I hope she never felt any way about it  I think it’s total nonsense the way that [the media does] that, she said. Christina appeared to respond to the controversy last month in a letter to fans where she advocated love and not hate in light of a #JusticeForBionic campaign, which encouraged fans to buy Bionic on the release date of Gaga’s Artpop album. The Twitter movement was created when celebrity blogger Perez Hilton alleged that Gaga sabotaged the promotion behind Aguilera’s 2010 record. Gaga finally cleared the air on that accusation though. Back to her interview, Gaga also spoke about her failed duet with Cher. As per the Paparazzi singer’s request, The Greatest Thing was cut from Cher’s new album. Gaga wrote that song back in 2007 and the two recorded it together, but she later thought the song didn’t sound fresh enough to be released. We didn’t have time to work on it together and I wrote the song a long time ago.