Christina Aguilera let a little tea spill during a recent appearance on Ru Paul's Drag Race show, Untucked. The pint-sized powerhouse was on the show's season 10 premiere to chop it up with contestants when the conversation turned to the stories behind some of her songs. People reports Aguilera shared that her the song "Infatuation" from her 2002 album Stripped was about a forbidden and obsessive love affair, and she revealed the subject of the song was gay. "It was heartbreaking because I found out he played for your team, not mine," she explained, adding that the unnamed former lover is "gonna see this, he’s gonna be mad." She didn't drop so much as a hint about who that ex might be, and that's a good thing. Aguilera considers herself an ally to the LGBTQ community, so naming her ex without knowing whether or not he wanted his private life to be public knowledge would have been seriously uncool.
Another contestant, Monique Heart, asked the singer about the song "Fighter," wanting to know if it was about someone in particular. Noting the song's scathing content, Aguilera laughingly replied, "he deserved it!" She went on to add a bit more context on who the song is about. "Being taken advantage of [by the guy for whom I] created ‘Fighter,’ growing up in this business at a young age, you can just imagine being around older men a lot and dishonest people. And it’s really hard," she explained. "Fighter" isn't the only song of Aguilera's that calls out a man who has done her wrong, as her song "F.U.S.S." from her 2006 album Back To Basics is widely known to stand for "Fuck You Scott Storch." It's not clear how the two fell out, but Aguilera called the relationship with her one-time collaborator "a bridge that's been burned."
Aguilera would go on to give the show's 14 contestants advice about pushing forward despite adversity. "We all have come from some journey. I’m sure we’ve all had a painful place and a struggle or something," she said. "And I think that’s really relevant. And that’s a part of my music and a part of where I came from."