Last week, Christina celebrated the 8th anniversary (and her cover) of Nylon magazine in NYC. It seem as if she is debuting the latest version of her constantly made over image. We weren't a huge fan of her dirrty days but we did get behind her 50s pin up brand. In the magazine Xtina talks about her standard fare -- how she and her music have evolved and how she's grown to become one of most empowered women in the industry. Here are highlights:
- On the Dirrty controversy:"Dirrty was my take on coming of age. It was a song about being free of any inhibitions and just letting it all out and cutting lose. I had so much fun on that video and I felt so empowered. If anything, I look back and realize that the greatest thing about it was that no matter what your opinion was on it, people were talking about it."
- On making her third album :"I think in order to really make something special and heartfelt I need to take time with it. I don't want to jeopardize the outcome by trying to rush through it to make the label happy because they have something to sell. I like to take a minute and get to know the woman that I've grown into from record to record. And for this one in particular I wanted to research and get into that whole world. I really wanted to explore it all, and just live it. Not just sing the songs, but really feel a part of it."
- On being a strong woman in a man's world: "I'm extra sensitive and have my dukes up because I witnessed a lot of shit in my household with my father and mother, and I wanted to make sure that I was never going to feel powerless or helpless to a man. That's why I think I do have this overconfidence with my sexuality because I feel empowered by it, and I love being in control of every facet of what I do."
While we love the strong, empowering message she is trying to send, we do feel like we've heard a lot of this interview before. That and the naked Sunday thing seem to be her favorite things to talk about these days. Perhaps she likes to change her look but keep her answers the same in her many interviews. Well at least she's consistent. To see more pics of Christina looking different and for more of the article, just