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Christina Aguilera is curvy and she loves it. 

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For the first time ever, Xtina opened up about being forced to be a toothpick thin white girl throughout her music career.

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In the September issue of Billboard Magazine, the Stripped singer explains:

“I got tired of being a skinny, white girl,” Aguilera says. “I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl.”

“The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker and full of piercings!” the five-time Grammy Award winner laughs. “Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow. I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour [with Justin Timberlake, 31]. They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect a lot of people if I gained weight — the production, musical directors.”

“[They claimed] people I toured with would also miss out if I gained weight because I would sell no records or tickets for my shows,” she adds. “I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during Back to Basics promos and touring.”

Now, as she promotes her upcoming album Lotus, Christina is curvy and consistently coming under fire for it. However, we’re glad Xtina is happy with her body and finally doing what she wants. It’s her body!

SOURCE: Billboard & Us Mag