Aguilera Explains Her Ridiculously Bad Year

'What else could go wrong?'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 16, 2011 9:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – A divorce, an arrest, a flub, a flop, a fall: There’s no doubt about it, this has not been Christina Aguilera's year. The singer opens up about all of the above to W magazine:

  • On her divorce: Aguilera hints at infidelity on both sides, admitting, “At one time or another, we were both not angels. It got to a point where our life at home was reminding me of my own childhood. I will not have my son grow up in a tension-filled home.”
  • On her national anthem flub: “I knew the press would glom onto it. I went to dinner after the Super Bowl with Matt and I laughed about how I’d made myself into a Trivial Pursuit question: ‘In 2011 what female singer flubbed the lyrics to the national anthem?’”

  • On her Grammys fall: “Note to self: Never wear a train onstage. My heel got caught in my train, and if it wasn’t for Jennifer Hudson, who picked me up as I went down, I would have fallen to the floor. When it happened, it was just like, What else, God?! What else?! I threw my hands up in the air and started smiling, because what else could go wrong?”
  • On her arrest: “It never should have happened in the first place. The police knew my recent history and wanted to jump on the bandwagon. I don’t mean to martyr myself, but I think I was a victim of celebrity. I don’t drive, I wasn’t driving, and I committed no crimes, but they put me in jail. … I think they were bored that night.”
Click for more from Aguilera's interview, including her explanation of what really happened when she supposedly passed out in Jeremy Renner’s bed.

In this March 15, 2011 file photo, singer Christina Aguilera poses at the set of The Voice, series at Los Angeles Center Studios.
In this March 15, 2011 file photo, singer Christina Aguilera poses at the set of "The Voice," series at Los Angeles Center Studios.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Singer Christina Aguilera poses at the set of The Voice, series at Los Angeles Center Studios Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
Singer Christina Aguilera poses at the set of "The Voice," series at Los Angeles Center Studios Tuesday, March 15, 2011.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Singer/TV personality Christina Aguilera attends the 2011 NBC Upfront at The Hilton Hotel on May 16, 2011 in New York City.
Singer/TV personality Christina Aguilera attends the 2011 NBC Upfront at The Hilton Hotel on May 16, 2011 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
Christina Aguilera performs onstage at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Christina Aguilera performs onstage at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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