Christina Aguilera's choice words for Simon Cowell, bloggers

christina-aguilera-simon-cowell-getty.jpg Christina Aguilera did not hold back at an uncensored Q&A session for the Billboard/ The Hollywood Reporter music conference.

On being a woman in the music biz:

"It's hard being such a powerful woman in the business. I'm known for not always being warm and fuzzy, because you'll just get bulldozed over. You learn to put up this little protective shield, but it's because of something. In my music, I come off as being very open about being insecure, vulnerable and sensitive sometimes. Then I'll go onstage and be this powerhouse force to be reckoned with."

On the current musical landscape:

"There's a lot of auto tune going on now and that's all great, it's an art form. But what's great about 'The Voice' [is that] it's just raw, real talent."

On other music competition shows:

"I've not actually seen a full episode of any of the other music shows. I saw the commercials early on of 'American Idol' of Simon being a d***. I was like, 'Man, that's not what it's about!' I didn't want to treat people like that. I wanted to do 'The Voice' to show that we can be positive. We don't have to knock people down."

On online critics and bloggers:


"Now everyone is a critic. I don't read blogs. It's just God-knows-who in buttf*** wherever writing hate s***. You can't take it seriously. I'm sure you've all been hated on at some point by buttf*** people."
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