Producer Linda Perry—she’s conjured hits for Pink and Gwen Stefani, among others—has come to the defense of Christina Aguilera, for whom she helmed the 2003 smash “Beautiful,” noting that the recent flack her musical collaborator has endured is nothing new for Xtina.
“Christina’s always had the bad rap,” says Perry of the star, who has been roundly criticized in the press for her under-performing album Bionic and film debut Burlesque and that absent-minded National Anthem. “As far as I’ve known her, everybody’s always given her a hard time. She’s a different little bird.”
Perry wasn’t trying to stir up sympathy for the full-throated pop star, though. In fact, according to Perry, Aguilera “definitely doesn’t care” what critics have to say about her. READ FULL STORY