Wednesday, November 28, 2007
CHRISTINA AGUILERA ON MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE
HERE ARE SOME EXCERPTS FROM THE ARTICLE:
Besides hanging from a circus pinwheel during the tour, Aguilera also sported mega heels onstage.
"I was paranoid," she admits. "There are so many things that could go wrong – somebody could slip, somebody could fall, I could fall. There was no way in hell I was going to jeopardize my baby for my show."
Her solution was to wear a carefully hidden heart monitor that she kept secret from concert crowds. "I didn't want to make the audience uncomfortable, like, 'Pregnant lady onstage! Is she going to be okay?' But I had to announce it to my band and my dancers, because I wanted to make sure they had my back."
Paris Hilton's Spoiler
Having kept mum about her pregnancy, until she confirmed her condition to Glamour magazine (which reported it earlier this month), Aguilera is also asked if she was upset when, at an MTV Video Music Awards party in September, Paris Hilton publicly introduced her as "the most beautiful pregnant woman in the world."
With a shrug, Aguilera says, "Because I hadn't said anything, people thought I was trying to keep it this big, bad secret, and that's not the case at all. I just wasn't commenting. I'm not being like, 'Hey, everybody, I'm pregnant!' I'm not that girl."
Now that the secret's out, Aguilera says she favors having a large family, though she doesn't have a specific size in mind.
Asked too how her "confrontational sexuality" might come into play with her parenting, Aguilera responds: "We're so labeled. If you're too sexual, you're slutty. If you're not sexual enough, you're a prude. I like to put it out there as a topic of conversation. Why does it bother you? What's your problem with it? Am I really hurting you? Let's get to the root of it."
When it comes to herself, she adds, "I have more than one side of me that likes to get out on a stage and sing. Sometimes I want to be aggressive, sometimes I want to feel empowered in my sexuality and my vulnerability. I want to put all that out there."