Were Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato really caught in a power struggle while preparing for their performance of â€śFall In Lineâ€ť at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20? Thatâ€™s the latest claim coming from one of this weekâ€™s tabloids, but Gossip Cop can exclusively set the record straight. Weâ€™re told talk of them being divas with one another is â€śuntrueâ€ť and â€śsexist.â€ť
According to OK!, the â€śstage almost wasnâ€™t big enoughâ€ť for Aguilera and Lovato, who were â€śbent on outdoing each otherâ€ť at this yearâ€™s Billboard Music Awards, which were held at Las Vegasâ€™s MGM Grand Garden Arena. A so-called â€śsourceâ€ť is quoted telling the tabloid, â€śChristina is more than a decade older than Demi and clearly thought she should be calling the shots,â€ť adding, â€śBut while Demi respects Christina, she wasnâ€™t going to be told what to do.â€ť The magazineâ€™s supposed â€śinsiderâ€ť further alleges both women â€śtried to out-sing the otherâ€ť during rehearsals. â€śIn the end, it worked, but they may not want to perform together anytime soon. Itâ€™s a miracle they both turned up,â€ť contends the publicationâ€™s â€śsource.â€ť
But the assertion that Aguilera and Lovato were â€śduetting divasâ€ť leading up to this yearâ€™s Billboard Music Awards is nothing short of a lie. Four days before they sang â€śFall In Loneâ€ť together at the awards ceremony, Aguilera posted on Instagram a photo of her and Lovato with a message that read, â€śI believe our paths were destined to cross and I am so proud to come together from the pasts weâ€™ve overcome; to the strong women we are today!â€ť She further gushed, â€śYou are truly a GEM, I have immense love and respect for you! You are an inspiration for future young girls of your generation. Beautiful work!â€ť
Before taking to the stage, Lovato shared on Instagram that collaborating with Aguilera was a â€śbucket listâ€ť item checked off and she further expressed, â€śItâ€™s such an honor to lend my voice to this anthem for women with one of the most inspiring individuals Iâ€™ve ever met.â€ť Hours before their performance, Lovato even reiterated on Instagram, â€śNothing but excitement to share the stage with this legend.â€ť And following their live duet at the Billboard Music Awards, Lovato thanked Aguilera on social media for collaborating with her on the track. She wrote in a yet another Instagram post that followed them walking together backstage, â€śLove you @xtina ps. Iâ€™m not crying, you are.â€ť
Conclusion: We will take the words of Aguilera and Lovato themselves over the publicationâ€™s unnamed alleged â€śsource.â€ť Contrary to the tabloidâ€™s untraceable and possibly nonexistent tipster, the two women made it very clear how much they â€ślove and respectâ€ť each other and what an â€śhonorâ€ť it was to work together. And for those reasons, Gossip Cop is giving the story a 0.
While the magazineâ€™s premise about them being â€śduetting divasâ€ť in a power struggle at the Billboard Music Awards is provably wrong, Gossip Cop still reached out to the singersâ€™s reps. A spokesperson for Aguilera felt, â€śThis is so sexist. Two women canâ€™t work together without making it a power struggle?â€ť Additionally, Lovatoâ€™s spokesperson also assured us the publicationâ€™s story was 100 percent untrue.