by: John Rodriguez
A star gracing some big named magazine naked is not entirely new or as controversial as it once was, and it appears that—although the pictures are pretty amazing—affect of the covers have not stirred up any coverage for Christina Aguilera who appears semi-nude on the cover of the July issue of W magazine. What is gaining attention though is the Bionic and The Voice judge’s opening up about her March arrest for being intoxicated.
In the interview, Aguilera accuses the authorities for arresting her simply for entertainment and that, “the police knew my recent history and wanted to jump on the bandwagon. I don’t mean to martyr myself, but I think I was a victim of celebrity. I don’t drive, I wasn’t driving, and I committed no crimes, but they put me in jail.” And the star isn’t wrong in saying so. Apart from her arrest, Aguilera also discusses her mishap at the Super Bowl performance and her little tumble at the Grammys.
Aguilera also gives an excuse for an incident at actor Jeremy Renner’s house, which he and several others reported to have happened, where Aguilera was passed out drunk in his bed. According to Aguilera, she and her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, were attendees at a party being thrown at Renner’s house and, “everyone was spread out all over the house. At one point I sat on the edge of a bed [in] a guest room. But it only takes one person to start the negativity, and then everyone wants to hop aboard and continue the story.”
And despite the negative attention being tossed at Aguilera, fans and the press are attributing her troubled year so far to being the influence of her current beau Rutler who she met on the set of Burlesque. Aguilera, on the other hand, says it is not so since, “I could depend on him for everything. Matt was working on the movie, and he was so supportive. And he still is. We’ve been through a lot in the past year.”
In fact, Aguilera suggests her ex-husband Jordan Bratman is someone who may have been a not so good influence in her life if the two had remained married. “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 and Bratman split-up surprising last year, the couple had married in 2005 and welcomed a son named Max in 2008, Aguilera also noted that, “at one time or another, we were both not angels.”
Despite giving a intimate interview, Aguilera manages to give a little of her own personal and witty philosophy about dealing with the negative press, “I laugh a lot lately. People expect me to cry, but I always laugh when things go wrong.” Pick up your copy of W magazine in-which Aguilera and fellow musician Beyonce share a split July issue, and catch Aguilera on NBC’s The Voice as one of its influential judges.