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Christina Aguilera on Why She Felt the Need to Rebel During Her "Dirrty" Phase

“I want to be a nightmare,” she said about her thought process at the time.

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Christina Aguilera has had many different eras, but her most iconic is probably Stripped, which is the title of her fourth studio album released in 2002. It became a noteworthy time in her career because she chose to rebel against societal’s norms. While reflecting on her most iconic music videos with Allure, she opened up about why that is.

“You know, there was this pop facade that you had to fit a certain way of being and acting and I was just anti that. I just wanted to rebel against anything people thought was safe and pretty and perfect and clean, so I went dirty,” she said while breaking down her “Dirrty” music video.

Xtina continued, adding what her thought process was at the time. “I wanted to embrace my sexuality but on my terms and in a way I felt comfortable,” she said. “I grew up listening to these guys’ ideals of perfect this or perfect that. I was like anti that. I’m going to be gritty. I’m not going to be your dream girl. If anything, I want to be a nightmare, but I also want to have my own feel and vibe. And I don’t care if it fits your standards or not.”

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