Break free: Christina Aguilera poses topless in super fiery pictures to promote new album 'Liberation'
Christina seemed very comfortable with the exposure. Her message behind her new album being that she needs to inspire others to feel empowered and secure in their own voice.
Christina Aguilera has just dropped a new album, 'Liberation', and has posed topless in a bold and sexy photoshoot to promote it. The 36-year-old 'Candyman' singer went topless in one of the photos taken by photographer Milan Zrnic.
The pictures were posted on to Instagram and she can be seen laying on her back posing with her chest up in the air as one of her breasts could be seen popping out from under a blazer. Christina seemed very comfortable with the exposure and seemed least bothered by it as she looked up at the sky. A couple of days ago, she shared another picture revealing that she was completely nude under a sheer red dress.
As she sat on the beach with a white background behind her, her breasts could be seen in the picture that was clicked by Luke Gilford. Christina went on to add that she left a message behind the album and she believes that the artwork represents empowerment. "I just felt it was time for myself to be liberated, to inspire others to have their own voice, to feel empowered and hopefully inspired to take the duct tape off," Christina shared. "Feel themselves, feel secure in their own voice, their bodies, peel off their masks and shed the skin," she continued.
Recently, the star has been creating quite an impact with her comeback to the spotlight. Aguilera has a three-year-old daughter, Summer with her partner Matt Rutler as well as a 10-year-old son Max with her ex-husband Jordan Bratman. In an interview with 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon', she revealed that her daughter does not like her practicing her singing at home.
"When I'm doing my vocal warm-ups, she slams the door and goes, 'You're interrupting Peppa Pig!' It's hilarious."However, Christina is determined to balance both her career as well as motherhood. "The last time I was on tour, I was pregnant with my son onstage, so I was about to give birth ... Ever since then I was like, 'How do people do this with kids and touring? But, you know, it's time for mama to get back to what I was born to do," she shared.
She joined Zane Lowe for a conversation on Beats 1 on Apple music where she revealed that her children influence her sound and how she is channeling her 'Stripped' days. "Whenever I was in that mode of creating Stripped, I was like, 'God, I have to get back to a place where I'm making music that I fully believe in and get the duct tape off my mouth.' It was a lot."
"It was a time in music, too, [where it] was extremely pop-driven and very puppeteering with what was behind-the-scenes, and what the label felt would sell in a package deal. And once again I found myself in a place where [I think], 'God, all these rules.' I'm just not living up to my full potential," she continued.
Christina's new music includes some of her latest releases like 'Accelerate', 'Twice', and her duet with Demi Lovato, 'Fall in Line.' She also released the flirty track "Like I Do," featuring GoldLink. "These songs so make sense and are so relevant now. I was doing it back then and I'm glad that I stuck to my guns. I really truly just came out with things that I believed in, even if it was against the grain, and even if people were like, 'Really, you shouldn't be saying that. It’s going to start up too much controversy," Aguilera shared.
Being a mother of two has also made her cautious about what kind of music she puts out. "There are definitely two different hats that I wear, for sure. My kids at home don't see the one on stage. I'm very not showy, even when I'm trying to do my vocal rehearsal. I was practicing for the Whitney [Houston] tribute [for the 2017 American Music Awards in December] and my daughter was watching Peppa Pig and she was like, 'Be quiet,' and shuts the door. I was like, 'Oh, okay.' It definitely is an eye-awakening moment. But, you know, it all changes into the artist you are and the person you are and you have to absorb that," Aguilera continued.
"I think about the one day my daughter and my son see 'Dirrty' and what are they going to think and all this. But I always come from a message and a place and, as a woman, being empowered by your body. What’s right for me might not be right for her, or might not be right for the next woman. But it is the way that I feel empowered in my own body and showing my own strength, and that's how I needed to be when I was 21. And I hope that she can be a smart, independent woman as well, and my son too, respecting women," she added.
Christina also took to the stage at the Billboard Music Awards with Demi Lovato to perform their track together. "She's just such a sweetheart and a real girls' girl. I love that. it was important for me that I had somebody that could really blow. I wanted somebody that could come to play. She put so much heart and passion into it and that's all I could ever ask for."
"I teared up when I first heard her vocal on it and I sent her flowers and I was just like, ‘Oh my god. You took it to the next level. I’m just so happy.’ That's what I love — the unity of it and the fact that we're just coming from such an empowered place just as women — two strong women — that have come from struggle and are able to share that in such a positive way," the 'Burlesque' star added.
Check out Christina's performance with Demi Lovato below: