Christina Aguilera made quite an impression at the Billboard/THR Music Conference on Thursday—the pop star was the keynote speaker and was interviewed by Bill Werde, Billboard's Editorial Director, at The W Hotel in Hollywood.
Aguilera spoke about her career, working on The Voice, her upcoming album Lotus, and of course—tabloids and bloggers.
""Now everyone is a critic," she said with a smile, on the subject of the tabloid press and online bloggers. "I don't read blogs. It's just God-knows-who in Buttf--- wherever writing hate sh--. You can't take it seriously. I'm sure you've all been hated on at some point by buttf--- people."
"It's real talk today," she said.
"I'm a mother. I'm a businesswoman. I have a zillion and one things going on in my head, on my plate, creatively," she said. I put my son to bed then I go right into my backyard, which is my studio house. It's a lot. I really truly don't have time for the static noise. It's just not real. They're not real magazines. It's trash. It's rumors."
Wow, Christina, tell us how you really feel. The Voice host went on to discuss highlights of her career and more importantly, being a powerful woman in the industry.
"It's hard being such a powerful woman in the business. I'm known for not always being warm and fuzzy, because you'll just get bulldozed over. You learn to put up this little protective shield, but it's because of something. In my music, I come off as being very open about being insecure, vulnerable and sensitive sometimes. Then I'll go onstage and be this powerhouse force to be reckoned with." It's all about that balance, she added.
Her upcoming album Lotus will be released on Nov. 9.
[via Hollywood Reporter]