THEY spent years feuding over the title of Pop Princess and now the battle between Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera has reared up once more.
The 2 turned music enemies once they have been each titans of pop in the course of the 90s after assembly as teenage forged members of the All New Mickey Mouse Membership.
Britney’s first massive hit Child One Extra Time was launched in September 1998 and Christina’s Genie in a Bottle adopted eight months later – resulting in comparisons between the 2 women who took swipes at one another within the press.
Throughout Britney’s controversial conservatorship their battle quietened down as Christina continued her profession.
However now Spears seems to have reignited the long-running row by ‘fat-shaming’ Aguilera’s backing dancers.
She posted an Instagram submit which partly learn: “If I had Christina Aguilera’s dancers I’d have seemed extraordinarily small.”
It was posted alongside a quote which learn: “I discovered there was just one strategy to look skinny: hang around with fats folks.”
Christina is believed to have rapidly unfollowed Britney on the platform.
Britney then rapidly apologised for the submit after a social media backlash claiming she wasn’t being “crucial of Christina’s lovely physique” including: “It’s what it’s.”
However the apology will do little to assist the connection between the singers, which began once they fell out over Justin Timberlake.
Justin, revenge and THAT kiss
Britney dated the Rock Your Physique singer for 4 years from 1998 till she allegedly broke his coronary heart.
He later launched his iconic Cry Me a River music video which featured him getting revenge on a girl who had been untrue to him – who seemed precisely like Britney.
Shortly after the cut up in 2002, Aguilera went on tour with Timberlake for his or her Justified and Stripped tour and it quickly led the ladies to take pot pictures at one another within the press.
Christina has indicated the rivalry for her began in 2003 when she and Britney have been performing with Madonna on the MTV awards.
The Like A Virgin singer snogged Britney and the cameras lower away to observe Timberlake’s response.
The shot missed Madonna kissing Christina straight after Britney.
In an interview in 2018, Christina stated of the second: “It was bizarre. They lower away to get Justin’s response.
“They have been nonetheless exes, however it was an affordable shot…I positively noticed the newspaper that subsequent day, and it was like ‘Oh properly, I assume I received overlooked of that one.”
After the music awards Aguilera claimed Spears behaved surprisingly on the lead as much as the occasion.
She stated: “Everytime I began a dialog along with her – properly, let’s simply say she appeared nervous the entire time. She looks as if a misplaced little lady, somebody who desperately wants steering.”
Britney was fast to reply saying: “I believe it was the opposite means round.”
‘Trailer trash’ jibe
In 2004, Aguilera mocked Spears’ engagement ring from fiance Kevin Federline, who she shares two sons with, Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15.
She informed US Weekly: “It appears to be like like she received it at QVC. I do know Britney. She’s not trailer trash, however she positive acts that means.”
However 4 years later Christina expressed regret claiming it was “a humorous time”.
She stated: “Once we each began releasing information, it was a humorous time for me
“It should have appeared as if we have been competing with one another, however, in actuality, Britney is somebody that I used to carry arms with. We have been foolish little women collectively on the Mickey Mouse Membership. What a journey it has been for each of us!”
Good vs dangerous
A 12 months after the MTV’s Britney made a dig at Christina in an interview with Blender journal.
She stated “When somebody has been impolite to you so many occasions, it’s like ‘You recognize what, Christina, I’m actually not in regards to the pretend anymore.’
Speaking about Britney to Cosmopolitan in 2018, Aguilera stated she was harm by being pitted because the ‘dangerous lady’ towards Spear’s healthful picture.
After Britney’s very public breakdown in 2007, throughout which she shaved her hair off and attacked paparazzi with an umbrella, the ladies appeared to bury the hatchet.
Fanning the flames
However pop mogul Simon Cowell stoked the flames once more in a row between his X Issue present and opposing programme, The Voice.
He employed Britney as an X Issue decide and The Voice determined to run a particular version of their present – which featured Christina – on the similar time.
Simon blasted: “Christina – who has been a little bit of a rival – isn’t permitting Britney to have an evening of her personal.”
But he later slammed Britney’s appearances on the X Issue saying he had “booked somebody who couldn’t speak, which is a little bit of an issue while you need somebody to guage.”
Issues calmed down once more till November 2021 when Britney gained management again of her personal life from a authorized conservatorship, which allowed her dad energy over her funds and life.
Days later, Christina was unable to say a lot about how she felt about Britney’s authorized win after her agent pulled her away from questions on it on the crimson carpet on the Latin Grammy Awards.
Britney as soon as once more took to Instagram once more to accuse Christina of not supporting her – saying remaining silent was “equal to a lie”
And now Britney has been accused of firing up an outdated battle once more along with her ‘physique shaming’ submit.
It appears the struggle to win the crown of pop princess is much from over….