Christina Aguilera has not been dropped by her record label, despite a completely false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the claim. Both a rep for the singer and the label itself confirm it’s not true.
“Xtina Axed From Her Record Label” reads a headline in the latest issue of Star. The accompanying article says RCA fired the singer over her so-called “bad attitude” while making her latest album, Liberation. “She wouldn’t listen to any of their suggestions about the album, and as a result, it had really mixed reviews,” an alleged source tells the magazine.
But according to Metacritic, which aggregates music reviews from a variety of publications, Liberation scored “generally favorable” reviews. In fact, there’s not a single negative critique of the album included on the list. Still, the outlet’s supposed insider says RCA is “sick of the singer” and feel she’s “being pretty ungrateful.” The questionable tipster adds, “Don’t expect RCA to work on more material with Christina. They’re over her.”
These claims are coming from an unidentified and untraceable “insider,” but Aguilera’s camp tells Gossip Cop on the record there’s no truth to the story. The singer’s spokesperson further tells us, “We gave them a quote from [RCA] saying it’s not true. Star chose not to include.”
It should also be noted, Aguilera’s new album debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart when it was released last month, making it her seventh record to do so. The singer, who’s been signed to RCA for 20 years, has had a string of successes with the company and she continues that winning streak with Liberation.
Additionally, when Star isn’t publishing false stories about the singer’s career, it makes up phony articles about her personal life. Gossip Cop busted the tabloid in May for wrongly reporting that Aguilera had split from fiance Matthew Rutler. A rep for the singer confirmed at the time that she and the producer were still engaged. Just a few weeks ago, Aguilera and Rutler were spotted on a date night in New York City, where they attended a performance of the play Sleep No More.
It should also be mentioned, if Aguilera were actually dropped by RCA, one of the major music trade publications would have reported it. Instead, a tabloid with a history of publishing falsehoods about the singer is the only outlet claiming the label fired her. Regardless, Aguilera’s camp and the record label itself confirm that the magazine’s story is fabricated.