Having endured one-too-many Rihanna performances ourselves, we weren’t sure what possessed talented vocalist Christina Aguilera to attend her latest show.
Indeed, as reported, the 32-year-old was spotted arriving at the Los Angeles stop of the ‘Diamonds Tour’ with long-term boyfriend Matthew Rutler.
A keen fan of stand-up comedy, some speculated Aguilera was there for the guaranteed gags, while others suggested she was invited to offer vocal tips. However, it seems the true reason is much simpler — she loves her some RiRi!
Watch Xtina profess her like for Chris Brown‘s boo after the jump…
While the cynic in us ponders whether this “love” is as legitimate as it is strategic (see: aligning with one of the top acts out), Christina is – of course – entitled to her own opinion.
Truth be told (and vocals aside), there’s actually a lot of synergy with the “bad gyal” image RiRi peddles these days and the one Xtina introduced with her ‘Stripped’ project. Viewed this way (and given the fact Xtina needs a hit), we wouldn’t be opposed to a collaboration between them. Goodness knows it’d be much better than the nonsense Rihanna and Aguilera’s rival Britney Spears cooked up two years ago.
More than anything (and, to a degree, we can’t believe we’re saying this), we hope Xtina soaked up some of Rihanna’s hunger/work-ethic. For in the absence of much discernible talent, Ms. Fenty has soared to the upper echelon of Pop due -in part- to her drive. Whereas press scrutiny, personal drama, and the under-performance of her recent projects seem to have eroded such qualities in Christina.
In any case, fingers crossed she finds her way again, because hits like this deserve much more success…