Christina Aguilera Enlists Rihanna Director For ‘Your Body’ Video

Published: Monday 27th Aug 2012 by David

Get into this snap of ‘Stronger Than Ever’ singer Christina Aguilera, on the set of the video for her new single ‘Your Body’.

For those wondering why the woman in shades is circled, that’s because that she is the prolific director Melina Matsoukas, whom Aguilera has reportedly enlisted to direct her clip.

Melina, despite crafting many a video for ‘A Star Is Born’ belter Beyonce, recently enjoyed renewed interest in her work following her work with Rihanna.

Work, which includes directing the singer’s visuals for ‘S&M‘ and the controversial ‘We Found Love‘.

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  1. MC August 27, 2012

    Great for her 🙂

    • HAMMER August 27, 2012

      Rihanna’s Director? Beyonce’s cousin more like, come on TGJ!

  2. Lax August 27, 2012

    Chrissy is getting ready to open up and let it
    all hang out, she’s going to be GUNNING for
    hits and chart Domination, Right On Chrissy!

    • Rihanna Navy August 27, 2012

      i can’t waittttttttttttttttttttttttt, now i’m really looking forward to this song from a visual perspective *plays f*** your body*

  3. Suicide Blonde August 27, 2012

    Trust me this is gonna be good, Xtina’s album will probably be one of the best selling album of the year.

    • Suicide Blonde August 27, 2012

      I love her T-shirt “American Rebel”.

      • prettigurlrockD August 27, 2012

        I hope she can bounce back from the flopERA days seeing as bionic sold only 110K first week. The worst sales of someone for her “level”.

    • Noel August 27, 2012

      Umm yeah..I doubt that…but who knows. I actually think Taylor Swift will have big sales with Red as her single is already number one and broke records.

      • irene46 August 27, 2012

        i don’t know if you consider jlo to be on christina’s level (singing level no…she does get hyped all to hell though) but jlo’s sales of ‘love’ only sold 63k it’s first week out.

        however, the media didn’t beat her down by continously referring to her as s flop and showing her in a constant negative light as they did christina.

  4. HoneyB August 27, 2012

    I’m SO ready!

  5. THE GAME August 27, 2012

    Xtina is gonna slay the 4th quarter of the year!

  6. mr . m August 27, 2012

    I’m ready Queen,X
    snatching your favs wigs
    Who’s scared?

  7. kelly August 27, 2012

    Of course Melina and Anthony Mandler are known for Rihanna’s work. Aside from Madonna, Janet Jackson, Riri has the best visuals if any female singer. She is the best black singer in music videos. She makes mini movies. That is how she got her movie role, Peter berg said her videos are hot and proves she can act. Beyonce has crappy videos. There is no creative or artistic juice in Beyonce videos, that was displayed in Check up on it. She mde a fool of herself and wasted what could of been a hot video.

    My fave Riri videos are: Rehab ( the fashion and Justin was too much )
    Hard ( Love the dictator at war style and fashion
    Te Amo ( A french supermode, leatitia Casta and french castle ooh lala )
    Man Down – she captured Jamaica is a great way and it had a storyline with a message
    Only Girl ( The video waqs like a big cupcake )
    WE found love ( reminds me of the iconic film, trainspoting. (Only Rih or madonna could pull of a video like that)

    Russian Roulette ( so ice cold in that video )
    SNM ( they banned it, duh! ) Her madonna moment.
    Who’s that chick with david guetta – She look like a bond girl in that video.

    Can u see why she blew Beyonce out the game, her videos are movies.

    • kelly August 27, 2012

      Califronia King bed – so romantic, she looks like an america’s sweetheart.

    • Suicide Blonde August 27, 2012

      I think “Man Down” is one of the best Riri songs, very underrated, the part she sings in English patois is phenomenal.

      • kelly August 27, 2012

        Rih should do a reaggae LP. Think Dawn penn, etc. She should work with Shabba ranks, beennie man, capleton etc. Let see other b****** try her copy that!

    • prettigurlrockD August 27, 2012

      I thought Lady Gaga had the best videos…esp since the fame monster and the fame days. Better than Rihanna’s actually…

      • kelly August 27, 2012

        Lady gaga is not s*** or beautiful in her vids. She looks demonic . Rih captures s** appeal and beauty. The video, Take a bow made her look like a movie star.

    • prettigurlrockD August 27, 2012

      Gaga was s*** in the bad romance video and pokerface. Besides, gaga’s videos are actually interesting with a message. But I’m not talking about her looks. I’m just talking about the expense to make a good video with the right type of visuals. And in that regard Gaga’s videos are better than rihanna’s. Except for the Edge of glory video. But I guess her and rihanna and equal with the “you da one” video since that was a flop too.

    • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) August 27, 2012

      And that long speech on a Xtina Aguilera because… it´s so sad that u stan so hard for someone like Rihanna.
      Ans yeah obviously Gaga´s videos are better than Rihanna´s. Please. Specially cos she has a lot to do with them, a vision, a direction. Rihanna is a puppet once more when it comes to her videos too

      Anyway, I hope this works for Xtina

      • Benron (King Of The Navy) August 27, 2012

        She jumps around in pretty clothes for 5-15 minutes with poor editing and awful costumes, what is any one of her videos about and how do they caputre the song in any way?

  8. kelly August 27, 2012

    Rita Ora jacks Riri songwriter and Producers

    JLO jacks, Mariel Hean Rih rated r stylist

    Ciara jacked Ursula Stephens Riri’s hair stylist

    Christina Aguliera jacked Riri’s music video director.

    These b****** fear / envy Riri hence why they jack her whole being.

    • MC August 27, 2012

      you need to chill…..damn

    • LaLa August 27, 2012

      How old are you bb??

      Songwriter, Producers, Composer, etc, worked for many artists. If Rihanna HIRED them, it doesn’t meant she OWNS their artistic abilities.

      THIS FUCKERY of “This artist did it 1st” is needs to STOP!

      • kelly August 27, 2012

        F*** u. Jimmy jam and terry lewis ARE Janets producers, who craft her sound. Rodney Jerkins is Brandy producer – he crafted her sound. Rich Harrison was Ameries Proudcer who crafted her sound. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland ( same with aahliyah ) are made for each other.

        How old are you? 5, and your dumb

        Staragte, neyo, ester dean, the dream are Riri’s main guns.

      • LaLa August 27, 2012

        what the… lmao! Calm down kid. put your sugar down. drink milk & then let’s talk again.

      • irene46 August 28, 2012

        while working with justin timberlake, timberland was producing several other artists as well. does nellie futado (sp?), nichole (from pussycat dolls) song ‘apologize’ by onerepublic.

    • La Aguilera August 28, 2012

      These people (Directors, Producers, etc) are artists too! They are talented and why should they be stuck to just sticking with one musical artist?! They have to branch out & find different inspiration at some point! And if you all really think Rihanna & Gaga are the only ones to have good music videos, do some damn research please!

    • XTINA > Ci-error ugly she-male September 1, 2012

      Melina directs for many artist dumb F*****, not just R****.

  9. prettigurlrockD August 27, 2012

    Lol. Is this a nicki minaj video or a CHRISTINA video?? She looks all barbie-ish and pink. But who knows how the video will turn out but I imagined all black leather and red since the song is saying “F*** ur body”.

  10. POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) August 27, 2012

    I HATE THE COLOR PINK. A muthafuckin’ FACT !!
    But i love Xtina and super XD for this Single and Album ! hope it is not a disappointment cuz Lots of my favs disappointed me so far.

  11. christinastherealtalent August 27, 2012

    Haters need to get over Bionic. That was 2 1/2 years ago damn move the f*** on.

    Anyway, Christina is in a better light this time around and no doubt will reclaim her throne.

    • irene46 August 28, 2012

      i won’t get over bionic because it was a damn good album no matter how the haters shade it.

      it didn’t flop because it was a bad album it flopped because she was hammered by a truckload of gaga bs not to mention the media savaged her every move so the album had no chance of picking up momentum.

  12. JER August 27, 2012

    I commend her for really being inspired by Rihanna and actually having creative visuals and theme for her new video. I like that Chistina is exploring new things.

    • XTINA > Ci-error ugly she-male September 1, 2012

      UGLY dusty broke f*****, Xtina had all these crazy quirky ideas since 1999! R**** was late with all the whole crazy fad culture thing. Xtina is ALWAYS ahead of the trends!

  13. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 27, 2012

    She’s not Rihanna’s director, Melina has worked with many other artists, including Ciara and Beyonce. Anyway, I am super excited for this new video. I think it’s about to be top notch and CRAZY! And the official teasers and sneak peeks haven’t even begun yet, we just got a bunch of BTS photos. Briiiing it!

  14. facekick August 27, 2012

    She looks gawd awful in that picture with that pink wig! damn this chick is desperate! Flop 2.0 here we come!!!

  15. prettigurlrockD August 27, 2012

    Christina, Brandy, Rita, Mariah, Pink, No Doubt, Azealia, Iggy, Gaga. All these artists emerging and some re-emerging. Who will be thinking about rihject unless she has another album and hit single out in 1.5 seconds?? FINALLY competition has arrived for the Navy that like to pop that good s***.. And we will see which ones survive like that movie 2012!!!

    And as much as I don’t like Katy Perry, she’s probably not going anywhere out of the mainstream unless she decides to quit music. And of course Beyonce has nothing to prove. Her legendary name will probably always be in someone’s mouth. She’ll have a star on the Hollywood walk of fame someday for sure. Anyway, the point is I’m excited for this song and music hopefully taking a more in-depth direction!!
    Oh and the haters plz reply to this. I couldn’t give a s*** what you think…

    • POP ROYALTY ( F*** Yo Fav) August 27, 2012

      Christina – her Next album will Decide if she will still have a career or not.
      Brandy – it is not the 90’s anymore and R&B is not “IT’ anymore , so she will be struggling , and the fact she’s a dark-skinned black R&B singer will make it a challenge , and her material is not cutting it.
      Rita – Hello , Hi, Goodbye and RIP.
      Mariah – has nothing to prove.
      Pink – the same thing over and over and she will still be overlooked this time as well after 2 singles.
      No doubt – they will be hot for a while then Woosh.
      Gaga – ppl are not here for her anymore. after “Judas” ppl left to other acts.
      Azaelia – her arrogance will turn a lot of ppl off and ” insert my Comments on brandy minus the R&B parts and replace it with Rap”.
      Katy perry – her next album is a testament to her brand.

      • Öz Firdevs August 27, 2012

        Agree with you !

      • JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) August 27, 2012

        haha I agree with everything except for two things I´d change:
        Gaga – u know for a fact she is not done, she is here to stay cos she has what u know the others her age have not: incredible talent for pop industry
        Azaelia – Who is that?

        Other than that u were spot on I think 🙂

  16. christinastherealtalent August 27, 2012

    Christina Aguilera has experimented with many different looks and styles throughout her 13 year career. She’s had a different sound on each of her albums. Christinas done bubblegum pop, urban, salsa, Latin, hiphop, jazz, blues, electronic, soul, r&b etc….

    Christina has no reason to fiend off somebody else’s style, look or energy for that matter. She’s been out for 13 years and will always hold a reign over your faves regardless of where her music is at on the charts or what she’s doing outside of work.

  17. MC August 27, 2012

    Can’t some of you be happy for her and her success without mentioning other artists? Let’s all be happy that she is doing her thing and living her life. Some of you guys are just so………….intense………..

  18. MRDIVABITCH August 27, 2012

    Really digging that hair color on Xtina

  19. ZackDeMars August 27, 2012

    Since when video directors belong to singers ???
    What is that f*** about the so-called robbery of others popstars stylists and producers and stuff, get a grip guys !! LMAO
    How would they work and make money if they can’t work with whoever singers they want ?

    Anyway, I am so lookin forward to hear the final Your body song and watch dat video !

  20. Girrrl August 27, 2012

    I hope Xtina has a successful era because she’s talented.

    You f****** tried it when you said Brandy would not be successful because she is a dark skinned R&B singer! What kind of mess is that? The R&B game has a paper bag test for female singers? That’s ridiculous. No one cares about Usher’s skin tone. He’s actually more successful than Chris Brown who is light. Also dark skinned females have outsold their counterparts on more than one occasion (Brandy always outsold Aaliyah, Monica, Mya, etc and Lauryn Hill outsold other R&B singers when she released Miseduction). Point is, if someone has what it takes, skin color does not matter.

    • kelly August 27, 2012

      usher is more brown and he is man. I have noticed dark skin women struggle in music and movies.

  21. Monstarebel August 27, 2012


    • all4u1 August 27, 2012


      Yeah, you are!!!!…lol

  22. aishaaguilerakeys August 28, 2012

    Both of those Rihanna vids were controversial. I was hoping she’d work w/ a more original director.

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