Christina Aguilera has lashed out at tabloids for allegedly fabricating a beef between her and Britney Spears.
Several magazines have run stories over the past few weeks quoting Aguilera as telling Contactmusic.com that Spears "let herself go" and that Aguilera "can't see a comeback in the cards" for Spears.
"It's really sad to see that some tabloid magazines still have to manufacture ill will between Britney and me," Aguilera wrote in a statement posted on her Web site. "We are both grown-ups and have the utmost respect for each other personally and professionally. If certain journalists want to throw their integrity out the window by spreading false information, then so be it. But I'm not falling for their lies and neither should my fans or Britney's."
Aguilera added that she wished nothing but the best for Britney, husband Kevin Federline and their family. "May they be blessed with continued success and future happiness," she wrote.
Contactmusic.com, located in the U.K., did not immediately respond to requests for a comment.
Aguilera is in the middle of recording her as-yet-untitled next album, due in the spring, according to her spokesperson.