Christina Aguilera Throws Subtle Shade At ‘The Voice,’ Saying It’s Not About The Music

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Christina Aguilera is not going to be a judge on The Voice anymore, she says, because it’s not about the music. The singer was a coach for six seasons.

“I didn’t get into this business to be a television show host and to be given all these [rules],” she says. “Especially as a female: You can’t wear this, can’t say that. I would find myself on that show desperately trying to express myself through clothing or makeup or hair. It was my only kind of outlet.”

She added, “It became something that I didn’t feel was what I had signed up for in season one. You realize it’s not about music. It’s about making good TV moments and massaging a story.” “I was longing for freedom,” she said to Billboard. “[Coming home from set] I would just take everything off — the makeup, all of it — and would blast hip-hop, or Nirvana, ‘Creep,’ Slayer. Anything like that to get me out of that zone, that TV mode.”

She said she stayed for the sake of her kids: 10-year-old son Max and 3-year-old daughter Summer. “Touring is so frightening to me, because I am a mom first,” she admitted. “It’s part of why I stayed in the position I was [at The Voice]. It’s easy to get comfortable and cushy in the same place and not have to worry about uprooting your kids. I’ve been putting myself on the back burner.”

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