[lastfm]Christina Aguilera [/lastfm]and her label RCA have reportedly come to blows over the low sales figures generated by the singer’s latest album, Bionic. According to one industry insider, the album’s lackluster performance could be a result of Aguilera’s four-year maternity leave.
In an interview with the New York Post, the insider explains that Aguilera “wants to compete with her peers, but there is a disconnect because, over the years, she’s been a mother and a wife, not a rocker.”
The source added, “The label has done its part, but she’s headstrong. There have been candid conversations between her and the label about connectivity, but it doesn’t seem that she’s been open to that dialogue.”
Both Aguilera and RCA have denied rumors that their relationship is on the fritz. The label issued a statement saying that Aguilera “is a pillar of the RCA Music Group and is an undeniable talent with one of the greatest voices of our time. She continues to push herself as an artist, and we are behind her efforts 100 percent.”
The singer’s manager, Irving Azoff, also spoke on her behalf, saying that the rumor “couldn’t be further from the truth.”