Christina Aguilera’s ‘Flava’ Desire A Product Of Her Times

Franklin Soults of the Boston Phoenix reviewed Christina Aguilera’s album ‘Stripped’ and her recent image makeover as well. Soults says in reference to Aguilera’s “I want the boys with the flava” comment in Rolling Stone magazine: “Her preference doesn’t mark this white female as a freak of culture, just a product of her times, but it may help explain why she differs from white performers ranging from Teena Marie to and Elvis to Eminem. Each of them adopted a black style and refashioned it. For Christina, sounding black (and almost looking black on the album cover) is just her most profound way of dressing up. Not only isn’t this necessarily a bad thing, it’s often downright thrilling.” The full story at has since been removed.

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