Lady Gaga Talks Christina Aguilera And Duet With Cher On ‘watch What Happens’ (video)
12, 2013, 10:26 AM EST Lady Gaga has branded long-running rumours of a feud with Christina Aguilera total “nonsense” and urged fans to stop pitting female artists against each other. Aguilera was accused of copying her fellow singer’s more risque look and musical sound when she launched her 2010 album Bionic, and Gaga has now insisted the Candyman star was treated unfairly. The Poker Face hitmaker was asked about the feud rumours and the comparisons between the two women during an appearance on U.S. TV show Watch What Happens Live, and she insisted there was never any bad blood between the two singers. She told host Andy Cohen, “I’m a very big fan of Christina Aguilera… 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… 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… as females because we’re not taken seriously as real musicians… “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 existence. I hope that she never felt (bad) about it because when I was 15, I was singing (Aguilera’s song) I Turn to You at the top of my lungs trying to hit all her notes. So she was an inspiration to me to have a wider vocal range, and I just think it’s all total nonsense the way that they do that.” Popular Searches
Lady Gaga: ‘Christina Aguilera criticism was unfair’
While having some fun on the show, she finally set the record straight on being pitted against Christina Aguilera in 2010 and her recent failed duet with Cher . 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.