Christina Aguilera plans to stop by “American Idol” in May to give fans a taste of her upcoming album Bionic , but some who have heard the first single “Not Myself Tonight” have compared the new Aguilera sound to Lady Gaga.
“It just comes with the territory. That, in particular, is not even worth wasting the breath to comment on,” she told the Bert Show on Q100 in Atlanta Tuesday morning (April 20). “I’ve been around for over a decade and I think my work speaks for myself. [When I was younger] I would have engaged, been a little upset [about the comparisons]. There’s a bigger picture out there. I’ve got my son, my family, my work.”
In another interview with Atlanta’s Star 94 FM on Tuesday she added, “No rip-offs, we’re all inspired by different things. I was inspired … by artists that came before me. … You know what I love about the new breed of newcomers is that they’re risk takers. They’re doing things that aren’t so safe. … I always had the guts and passion to do things like that. … I’m happy to see that people have come full-circle and are now accepting it and are into it and these girls have the guts to do it.”
It’s not the first time people have compared the two blond pop stars. In 2008, Aguilera addressed the comparisons, revealing that she didn’t even know who Lady Gaga. “You know, that’s funny that you mention that. This person [Lady Gaga] was just brought to my attention not too long ago,” she told the L.A. Times in November 2008. “I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman. I just wasn’t sure. I really don’t spend any time on the Internet, so I guess I live a little under a rock in that respect.”
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