Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga have have long face rumors of a feud, but the two pop stars put them to rest with their first appearance together on stage on Tuesday’s finale of The Voice.
The two came together for a duet on the show, singing Lady Gaga’s new hit “Do What U Want” while wearing matching outfits.
Lady Gaga said afterward that she was thrilled at being given the opportunity to perform on The Voice, but was even more excited to join Christina Aguilera on stage.
“I was really excited because The Voice called and wanted me to perform on the finale and I obviously can’t refuse,” said Gaga, 27. “It’s such an amazing show and I said, ‘I’ll do it, but I want to know if Christina will do it with me.’ ”
Christina Aguilera said she was just as excited about the collaboration.
“This is the first time we’ve ever met and I have to say, when I heard she wanted to collaborate I said, ‘Of course! Lady Gaga!’ I’ve been waiting to meet her. She’s such an innovative artist and a risk taker and as a fellow female, I have so much respect for that.
“She’s the most down to earth real person that I’ve ever met in this business. Female to female in this industry, it’s really hard to find that kind of a person,” Aguilera added. “I love you girl, and you deserve everything that you’ve earned.”
Rumors of a feud between the two emerged in 2008, but in September Lady Gaga cleared the air about the supposed hostilities.
“I’m a very big fan of Christina Aguilera,” she said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. “From the very beginning of when my career started there was all this controversy about the two of us, and I always felt that it was very unfair to her.”
The night wasn’t all good for Christina Aguilera, however. Her singer Jacquie Lee lost to Tessanne Chin for the title on The Voice.