Pop stars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera couldn’t be any more different from each other. Britney is typically known for her sexy dances and provocative performances while Christina is known for her killer vocals and soulful ballads. While both singers have grown up in the Mickey Mouse Club and since shed their good-girl images, they have little in common when it comes to their music careers.
That still hasn’t stopped fans from pitting the two women against each other. Britney and Christina have been rumored to be in a feud for years, but it looks like the two may be getting along just fine these days. Rumors are swirling that pop’s favorite feuding divas may put their feud long behind them and work on a new duet.
According to OK! Magazine, Britney and Christina’s fans, known as the Britney Army and Christina’s Fighters, noticed that the two have registered a new duet under the APRA music association.
A screen grab was shared by a fan and posted to social media. It shows that both singers have lent their vocals to the song “Do You Wanna Come Over?” which is a track featured on Spears’ new album, Glory.
Neither Britney nor Christina has confirmed the rumors. It’s also unclear how legitimate the screen grab is, though Britney and Christina aren’t shy when it comes to collaborating with other artists these days.
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Britney just released her new single “Slumber Party,” which originally was a solo track on Glory, but was released last month with Tinashe’s vocals. Spears also collaborated with rapper G-Eazy on her previous single, “Make Me,” and with Iggy Azalea on her 2013 single, “Pretty Girls.” Back in 2001, Britney dropped the song “Boys” with Pharrell Williams despite the track being a solo version on her self-titled album, Britney, reports UnrealityUK.
Aguilera has worked with her share of divas. She performed with fellow diva Ariana Grande on her single “Dangerous Woman” on The Voice earlier this year. Aguilera also performed with Lady Gaga and was featured on a remix of her single “Do What You Want,” which originally was a solo track on her 2013 album, ArtPop.
Britney and Christina have been pop rivals since they both burst onto the scene at the same time in the late ’90s. The two first made their singing debut on Disney’s All New Mickey Mouse Club alongside Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake. The pair did, however, take to the stage at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards when they joined Madonna for that controversial performance where they both kissed the Queen of Pop on stage.
In a December 2003 interview with Blender magazine, Aguilera referred to Spears as “distant” during rehearsals for their performance with Madonna, according to Us Weekly.
“Every time I tried to start a conversation with her — well, let’s just say she seemed nervous the whole time. She seems to me like a lost little girl, someone who desperately needs guidance.”
Britney took noticed of Christina’s comments and addressed their feud in her January 2004 cover story of Blender. She argued that the two haven’t seen each other for years when they last ran into each other during an awkward encounter.
“She comes up to me in a club in front of all these people and tries to put her tongue down my throat!” Spears claimed. “I say, ‘It’s good to see you,’ and she goes, ‘Well, you’re not being real with me.’ I was like, ‘Well, Christina, what’s your definition of real? Going up to girls and kissing them after you haven’t seen them for two years?’”
“A lost girl?” Spears quipped. “I think it’s probably the other way around. I can’t believe she said that about me. When someone has been rude to you so many times, it’s like, ‘You know what, Christina, I’m really not about the fake anymore.’”
But that all changed. In 2011, Aguilera tweeted support for her fellow pop star and her seventh studio album release, Femme Fatale.
Hey @BritneySpears Congrats on Femme Fatale release! Can't wait to see what you bring in the next video. xo - Xtina— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) March 29, 2011
Then, in a 2012 press conference for The Voice, Aguilera was asked about Spears joining rival reality competition show The X Factor.
“[We were in the] Mickey Mouse Club. We were very close, and our paths have always crossed and, interestingly, they will continue to cross. I welcome her to this family of fun and entertainment and finding new talent as well….I don’t know what [advice] she’s going to offer specifically, but I know she’s a pro…I think she’s going to give great advice.”
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