Christina Aguilera is a D-I-V-A and she doesn’t care who knows it. The Voice judge isn’t exactly known for being overly friendly, but she made the British boy band The Wanted fume with her snub when they appeared on the hit NBC show.
“[Aguilera] is a total b****,” the group’s Tom Parker told an NYC radio station last week. “She might not be a b**** in real life, but to us, she was a total b****. She just sat there and didn’t speak to us. Wouldn’t even look at us.”
“She was quite rude,” Siva Kaneswaran added. “Who does that?”
Apparently Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton came over to greet them, but not Xtina. However, sources say the snub wasn’t intentional. Regardless, we don’t think The Wanted will be teaming up with the big-voiced singer for a tour anytime soon, even if they’re sorry for slamming her.
“We shouldn’t have said it, to be honest with you,” Parker told TMZ over the weekend. “We just think manners cost nothing, you know what I mean? The rest of the judges were really nice, and she didn’t even walk over to us and talk to us. We apologize for the comment.”
They’re in good company, though: Aguilera hasn’t done a lot to endear herself to her fellow artists during this season of The Voice. The “Beautiful” singer has slammed her former All-New Mickey Mouse Club co-star Tony Lucca for being “one dimensional” and made a disgusted face when Justin Bieber tried to give her a smooch during an appearance on the show.
Aguilera said she wasn’t trying to snub The Biebs, though.
“You know, he’s definitely popular with the ladies and he came on the show tonight and it was a fun burst of energy,” she told HollywoodLife.com. “He is really a charismatic guy and cute.”
“Can’t a girl have a little Bieber Fever after getting kissed by the Biebs?” she added on Twitter.
As for Lucca, Aguilera doesn’t think he has what it takes to win the show and that he’s using his connections — namely Justin Timberlake — to get extra publicity. Lucca takes it all in stride, though.
“These are my friends, and certainly it’s just them trying to support their friend,” Lucca told Zap2It.com after her criticism. “Yeah, the repercussions are sizeable.”
“I think she’s really well-spoken on the show, and quite honestly, probably one of the most intelligent on the subject of vocals and singing and stage production and stuff. I take it all in stride and I value her opinion tremendously.”