Christina Aguilera often ponders what her children’s reactions will be to the raunchy video for her hit song Dirrty.
Christina shocked the world when she gyrated in a boxing ring dressed in a bikini and leather chaps in the 2002 video. Since then, she has left the barely-there ensembles behind, and is gearing up to release new album, Liberation, her first studio project in six years, later this month.
And in an interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1 on Apple Music, the mother of two, who has son Max, 10, with her ex-husband Jordan Bratman and daughter Summer, three, with Matthew Rutler, admitted she does wonder how the raunchy video will go down with her kids when they eventually see it.
“I think about the one day my daughter and my son see Dirrty and what are they going to think and all this,” she mused, explaining she’s always tried to represent “being empowered by your body”.
“What’s right for me might not be right for her, or might not be right for the next woman,” she continued. “But it is the way that I feel empowered in my own body and showing my own strength, and that’s how I needed to be when I was 21.
“And I hope that she can be a smart, independent woman as well, and my son too, respecting women.”
The 37-year-old singer also revealed her children are completely uninterested in their mother’s popstar status, and that she “wears two different hats” ” one for work and one for her home life.
“My kids at home don’t see the one on stage. I’m very not showy, even when I’m trying to do my vocal rehearsal,” she said.
“I was practicing for the Whitney (Houston) tribute (for the 2017 American Music Awards in December) and my daughter was watching Peppa Pig and she was like, ‘Be quiet,’ and shuts the door.”