The Truth About Christina Aguilera's Feud With Mariah Carey

Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey are two powerhouse singers, and many fans would no doubt love to see the vocalists release a duet one day. However, this will likely never happen, as the singers went from once praising each other (via Youtube), to throwing shade and starting a feud that has lasted for years.


Per The Things, Carey has paved the way for many female vocalists over the years, and inspired the likes of Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and Aguilera. The "Beautiful" singer's view of Carey was originally very positive, as she once gushed about hearing Carey on the radio when she was younger, per Billboard. "I discovered Mariah in my room one day, listening to the radio ... I ran downstairs going, 'Mommy, Mommy, I just found the greatest person in the world!'" she said previously. 

Sadly, somewhere along the line, Aguilera stopped being the enamored young woman she once was, and the feud that brewed between her and Carey is a showbiz story for the ages. 

Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey's feud intensified over the years

The pair's relationship turned sour when Christina Aguilera stated during a 2006 interview with GQ that Mariah Carey was never nice to her, per People. "One time, we were at a party and I think she got really drunk, and she had just really derogatory things to say to me," Aguilera told the publication, adding, "But it was at that time that she had that breakdown, so she might have been very medicated."


Carey later responded to Aguilera's statements by implying that she was the rude one, claiming that the "Come on Over" hitmaker had invited herself to one of her parties, per Access Hollywood. She also made a pointed remark about Aguilera taking license to "reinvent past events" and that it was "disheartening but predictable."

Eventually, Aguilera would admit during an interview with Allure Magazine that she regretted speaking about Carey, revealing that, although Carey "hasn't been nice" to her, she didn't want to give the "Touch My Body" singer "any more attention" by talking about her (via Digital Spy). 

Aguilera later tired to clear the air in another interview, stating that she never intended to disrespect or offend Carey, while also claiming that she had respect for Carey and her past comments were taken out of context, per Access Hollywood. However, Carey didn't respond to this statement, so we may never really know how she feels about Aguilera today.