Perez Hilton Confesses to “Sabotage” of Christina Aguilera for Lady Gaga

When was the first time you heard the name, “Lady Gaga?”

If you’re in the key advertising demographic, chances are it was during this video on

At the time, Perez Hilton (originally self-titled “Hollywood’s Most-Hated,” but now could be named “Hollywood’s Most-Loved-for-Shilling”) posted the above video describing his first time at the MTV Video Music Awards (Sept. 2008) as a VIP. A giddy Perez thanks MTV’s staff and name-checks his new celeb friends (“Thank you Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge!”) before sharing his taste-making thoughts:

“Christina was great. Christina was definitely inspired by Lady Gaga. Uh-huh! [sings] Just dance, Christina!”

He continues:

“I love that fucking remix of Genie in a Bottle. That was like the hottest shit ever — did Lady Gaga produce that [laughs]?”

Strangely, however, only two of the hundreds of comments claimed to have heard of the artist Perez was attributing with such influence — an artist sitting at home watching while Aguilera was on stage performing.

As one commenter puts it:

“id [sic] never heard of lady gaga before people started comparing her and christina[.]”

I've Never Heard of Gaga Before Xtina Comparison
I’ve Never Heard of Gaga Before Christina Comparison

While this virtual unknown’s influence was dubious, Perez’s influence was never in doubt, and in the months to come, it was maliciously felt. With hundreds of thousands of views and hundreds of comments for this video alone, it was the first in a systematic onslaught of malicious and libelous marketing designed to damage the reputation and integrity of Christina Aguilera’s brand while replacing it with a manufactured credibility, reach, and integrity for a then-nascent Lady Gaga. Perez’s routine linking of Aguilera to fraudulence and failure was disseminated throughout the blogosphere and soon traversed all media.

Shortly after the VMAs, a Google ad appeared: “Christina goes GaGa – XTina dressed like Lady GaGa at VMAs. Get GaGa’s new CD here!” 


By November, just two months after Perez began his negative campaign, Gaga was asked by Us Weekly to comment on Aguilera’s alleged copying. She replied:

“Anyone with two eyes can see the resemblance” and “I’m really flattered to have inspired a superstar.” 

US Weekly Nov 2008 Gaga Says Aguilera Similarities
US Weekly (2008) Gaga Claims Aguilera Resemblance

Then, in one of Gaga’s first televised interviews, she took the opportunity to further the controversial claim of how “obvious” Aguilera’s resemblance to her was:

On May 16th, 2010, Perez gleefully tweeted Gaga directly about Aguilera, falsely claiming: “Christina Aguilera sex tape found!”

Perez Makes False Claim: Aguilera Sex Tape Found
Perez Tweets Gaga: False Claim Against Aguilera

Then, in June, Perez hosted a video chat at his home with none other than Lady Gaga’s A&R Martin Kierszenbaum and KISSFM’s Assistant Program Director and Music Director, Julie Pilat. Perez characterized Aguilera as an artist whose best days were behind her, while Gaga’s Kierszenbaum looked on poker-faced. Curiously, KISSFM is the station that allegedly did not play Aguilera’s new record upon release.

Fast-forward to Aug. 2013, Perez and Gaga are no longer BFFs (rumoured to have fallen out over an interview where he refused to stop filming and also intervened on her alleged drug abuse), and are now fighting on Twitter. Gaga angrily accused him of stalking her in tweets that have since been deleted:



Perez denied her claims and threatened to reveal Gaga’s alleged personal and professional unethical practices.

It was then that he tweeted Aguilera:

“I hope we can talk one day. #Love”

Perez Hilton Tweets Xtina Apologetically for Admitted
Perez Hilton Tweets Xtina Apologetically for “Sabotage”

One of her fans requested he “SPEAK ABOUT BIONIC,” the album Aguilera was promoting at the time of Gaga’s emergence and Perez’s accompanying smear campaign.

This was his response:

“I would like to speak with her privately first. I am so sad over all that.”

Perez Hilton Confesses to Christina Aguilera
Perez Hilton Confesses to Christina Aguilera “Sabotage”

What “all of that” could Perez be “so sad” over?

He then tweeted this admission to Aguilera and other artists of “#Sabotage” and “#TruthTea:”

Perez admits to Gaga’s “sabotage” of Aguilera et al.

For fans of Aguilera, this is the long-suffering confirmation of Perez’s systematic re-branding of a multiple Grammy-winning veteran as an expired artist as well as a clone of a nascent one. In an act of what can be seen as further confirmation of guilt and atonement, Perez is encouraging the purchase of Aguilera’s Bionic, the album he once systematically derided a failure before it was released, re-branding her as “Floptina,” “XpiredTina Aguielra,” “Clonetina” and “Failtina,” while defining Lady Gaga as the genuine and appealing version of her.


Following that, Perez has now tweeted his “regrets” for defaming Aguilera, and claims he will be purchasing “Bionic” as part of the JusticeforBionic movement organized by Aguilera fans.


Perez “Regrets” Aguilera Defamation

UPDATE Aug 28, 2013: Christina Aguilera just wrote a letter to her fans that appears to acknowledge the JusticeforBionic campaign:

Thank you for […]
Seeing beneath the surface.
Searching for the truth.
Digging deep.

I’ve heard you guys go to bat for me, speak volumes and continue to defend and encourage what I do as an individual.

Read the full letter here. 

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16 thoughts on “Perez Hilton Confesses to “Sabotage” of Christina Aguilera for Lady Gaga

  1. I don’t get it. Is Perez blaming others for his actions again? Perez needs to stay away from the legend that is Xtina. If Gaga did do something bad that he keeps saying hes going to reveal i don’t think Gaga would have said those things. That isn’t the type of behaviour of someone who has things that could make her look bad in the closet. I wish Christina clocked him years ago

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  3. I can’t believe XTina fans are blaming this on Gaga. It was PEREZ who shaded and attacked X all those times, YOU HAVE THE PROOF, and now it’s Perez blaming Gaga for the attacks. And you lot believe him? Seriously?

  4. I know! I have only heard Gaga speak of Christina twice that I can remember and she loves her. all this is perez but somehow Lady Gaga and even the fans are being blamed now. What I think is so funny though is that Bionic didn’t flop. It didn’t have the numbers that her previous albums had but any artist would kill to have what Bionic was. Bionic just came at a bad time for Christina she just kind of let it go. Lotus on the other hand is kinda….well…. 😦

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  6. Okay, first off, let’s get the dates of this out of the way. This article starts in September of 2008 when Lady Gaga was just emerging with her #1 debut single Just Dance, saying that Christina was copying her. But Bionic didn’t come out until the summer of 2010… we’re talking almost two years, so none of what Perez says makes any sense! Lady Gaga wasn’t in competition with Christina, so why would he now be trying to claim he ruined Christina’s career for Gaga? Lady Gaga released her first CD in 2008. She released an EP in the beginning of 2010… not the same time as Christina, but months before. By the time Christina’s Bionic album came out, Gaga had already released 3 singles from her EP. So I don’t believe Perez at all.

    For those of you who do, let me remind you all that Gaga was loyal to him even at a time when she was just getting hot in the industry. Perez was bullying Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas when Perez was allegedly assaulted by their tour manager. Lady Gaga stood by him, despite alienating herself from powerful music industry vets. (Will.I.Am and Fergie) She encouraged him to change his bullying ways. Realizing he was on the last of his 15 minutes of fame, Perez appeared to change.

    Cut to years later, Perez interviews Gaga, who took the time out of her world tour to give HIM and only HIM an interview, because he was her friend and she is loyal to friends. During the interview, after both were tipsy from drinks, Perez revealed his bullying ways hadn’t vanished by insulting both Gaga and her latest album Born This Way. Gaga was hurt by someone she considered a close friend insulting her and became emotional, asking for the cameras to be turned off. Perez, realizing he had an exciting thing on tape, refused and she left the interview.

    Now, present day, Gaga no longer associates with Perez. She never insulted him or went after him in the media through social networks, but as soon as he learns her new album Artpop is coming out and its debut single Applause will be arriving at the same time as Katy Perry’s new single Roar, he hitches his tired, beat up ride to Katy Perry’s wagon. He insults Applause while praising Roar and doesn’t even realize just how transparent he looks. All he is doing is throwing a temper tantrum because he no longer has one of music’s most powerful artists as his BFF. His 15 minutes of fame are about up… his site has lost half of its viewers, he isn’t being booked for appearances, and he has burned too many bridges in Hollywood to call a celebrity friend to help him out.

    Now, realizing Katy Perry isn’t falling for his “let’s be BFF” pleads, he has turned to Christina Aguilera, someone HE chose to bash! He bashed her like he bashed everyone else on his site… and NOT because Gaga wanted or asked him to. He’d been doing this for 6 years, so he can’t blame Gaga for inspiring his bullying of celebrities.

    • “Justice” is served by awareness and that is what Christina’s fans worldwide have accomplished. One can forgive injustice, but it’s important never to forget.

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