Christina Aguilera literally bares all in the July issue of W magazine, on newsstands June 21. The 30-year-old singer also opens up about the incredibly rough year she’s had.
That difficult year included canceling a concert tour because of low ticket sales, getting divorced from music producer Jordan Bratman, flubbing the lyrics to the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, and being arrested with her current boyfriend Matt Rutler, whom she met while filming “Burlesque,” for being “extremely intoxicated.”
“I don’t mean to martyr myself, but I think I was a victim of celebrity,” Aguilera says in the magazine of the arrest. “I don’t drive, I wasn’t driving, and I committed no crimes, but they put me in jail. They called me a ‘political hot potato.’ They said, ‘What are we going to do with this woman?’ I think they were bored that night.”
Apparently, that was the night Christina and her boyfriend were out celebrating that she had just finalized a deal to become one of the judges/mentors on the hit reality singing show “The Voice.” Aguilera was initially resistant to signing on.
“I’ve never watched an entire episode of ‘American Idol,'” Christina admits. “It’s too mean. Why would anyone want to go on a show to be ripped apart? I don’t want to be tough with my singers, but I do want to tell them on ‘The Voice’ that if you really want this, you’ll be kicked when you’re down. You have to be willing to roll with those punches. You have to really want it.”
When discussing her failed marriage, Aguilera hints that both she and her ex-husband Bratman may have cheated. “We were both not angels,” she confesses. “It got to a point where our life at home was reminding me of my own childhood. I will not have my son grow up in a tension-filled home.”
Aguilera is mother to a three year old son, Max, with her ex-husband.