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Grammy winners Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga may share a penchant for skin-tight catsuits, blonde extensions, and sexy lyrics -- but Aguilera swears that she's not in competition with Gaga. In an open letter posted on the front page of her website Monday, Aguilera, 29, has attempted to squash the rivalry rumors once and for all.
"It is very easy for comments to be taken out of context and create unnecessary drama -- especially between us women," writes Aguilera. "...I have nothing against Lady Gaga or any other female artist in the business. I think she is great, and I appreciate any woman fearless enough to go against the norm... There is room for all of us on everyone's iPods."
Rumors of rivalry between the two pop stars began in late 2008, after Aguilera sported a Gaga-esque look at the MTV Video Music Awards. When the Los Angeles Times asked the singer if Gaga, 24, had inspired her, Aguilera responded, "I'm not quite sure who this person is, to be honest." For devoted Gaga fans, those were fighting words (even though the "Poker Face" singer wasn't yet a household name). The feud rumors reached epic proportions with the recent release of Aguilera's racy "Not Myself Tonight" video. Although the video included clear homages to Madonna, many viewers accused Aguilera of ripping off Gaga -- while others argued that Gaga learned everything she knows from Aguilera! Asked for her take on Gaga in the latest issue of Out magazine, Aguilera joked, "Oh, the newcomer? I think she's really fun to look at." Shortly thereafter, the letter popped up on Augilera's website.
To wrap up her message, Aguilera adds, "This is not the first time I have been unfairly pitted against another female artist but it will be the last time I comment on the matter." The lady definitely has a point -- when it comes to successful women in the limelight, there's nothing the media likes more than a catfight. It wasn't too long ago that Aguilera was allegedly feuding with fellow ex-Mouseketeer Britney Spears. Kudos to Christina for choosing girl-power solidarity over petty one-up-manship.
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