Christina Aguilera Blames Her Intervention On Ex-Employees But Matt Lauer Disagrees

Tue, May 17, 2011 1:18pm EST by 2 Comments
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Christina Aguilera tries to explain away an intervention staged on her behalf by blaming “ex disgruntled employees” but Matt Lauer calls her out a bit. Whose side are you on?

Christina Aguilera stopped by The Today Show this morning to promote her show The Voice. She revealed she’s never sat through an entire hour of American Idol and explained how the idea of the NBC competition focusing on someone’s vocal chords convinced her to be a judge. Things got a little tense when Matt Lauer brought up Christina’s mishaps this past year, and asked her about a rumored intervention that occurred.

Matt made reference to people who loved Christina trying to intervene when things got rough for Christina, and she responded: “I think there were some definite ex disgruntled employees along the way that, you know, whenever things happen like this to you, some people just want to kick you when your down. […] When you’re going through a hard time you don’t need people judging and ridiculing you. The people that are around you are going to be the ones to support you and love you through whatever difficult time you’re going through.”

Matt gently redirected his question and said, “You did have those people, you had the friends, because there were people who were not attacking you, who were genuinely concerned about you.”

Christina stuck her hand out and firmly replied, “Well, only I know that … on a deeper level of whose intentions were what.”

Between her National Anthem flub, her trip at the Grammys and her public intoxication arrest, Christina has had quite the difficult year. Do you think she’s right that the people who attempted to stage an intervention did not have the best of intentions? Or can you see Matt’s point that they may have been genuine in their concern? Sound off below.

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Posted at 2:47 PM on May 17, 2011  

If that defines a tough year, then I must be in line for Saint-dom.

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Posted at 1:47 PM on May 17, 2011  

I think that neither you nor Matt Lauer nor myself know Christina Aguilera or her friends particularly well in real life, so we really have no idea what we’re talking about. It’s all a bit of a silly waste of time really, speculating. She seems to have had a tough year but turned it around, working on a hit show. She seems to be everywhere doing publicity at the moment so the power’s that be must think she’s pretty together and reliable. Her colleagues on that show speak highly of her.

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