They make me feel like, "Oh wow, they're going through something much bigger than I could ever imagine.
Anyone who has followed Aguilera's career has been aware of her comedic prowess for years. You can either be, unfortunately, so damaged by it that you take a turn for the worse, or you can feel empowered by it and make choices to never go down that route.
I think now is the time, more than ever, that we're seeing that in every sense of the word.
In that spirit, we've invited her fans and a few of her famous friends to contribute to our cover story by DMing us interview questions over Instagram. But she isn't above indulging in simple comforts, especially when she's in need of a self-care session. The "Lady Marmalade" collab with Pink, Mya and Lil Kim allowed Aguilera to flex her vocal range, and she began experimenting with an edgier look colorful braids, more revealing outfits.
With celebrities being able to get dressed by a stylist and have the images quickly posted to the public, it's easier for them to experiment and get immediate praise, or disapproval. It was a controversial time for me. Aguilera is a true Sagittarius: curious, eager to learn and a little bit restless.