Christina Aguilera Recalls Being Told to Change Her Name Because It Was “Too Ethnic”
Who can’t change the music industry Christina Aguilera is.
It is no secret that the composer has been a huge success thanks to several hit films like “Jinn in the Bottle”, “Beautiful” and “Fighter”.
But in a new interview with Billboard, Christina is opening up about her journey in the industry and reflecting on those who may not have been completely supportive in the beginning.
“I remember when I was first coming, there was a big debate around me changing my last name because all the merchants around me thought it was too long, too complicated and too ethnic. ‘ Christina AJ ‘was an option, but clearly not going to fly, “Christina told the publication. “I was dead against the idea and I wanted to represent who I really was. Being a Latina, it’s part of my heritage and who I am.”
The Grammy winner continued, “There was another time in my childhood when I was being asked to legally change my name to legally adopt my stepfather and I was dead against it again. I was my last name.” Was fighting for. Life. “