Christina Aguilera is getting real about her time on “The Voice”.
The pop icon, 38, acted as a judge on the hit singing competition when it debuted in 2011, but now she’s revealing why she left.
“What I was doing last year with Liberation was kind of a shedding of a certain skin on some level,” Aguilera told People magazine. “Prior to that, I had given myself fully to television and being a part of a network that really wasn’t quite the fit for me after the amount of time I put in.”
Meanwhile, her new Las Vegas residency couldn’t have come at a better time.
“I wanted to get grounded again in my artist body, and that’s what I did with Liberation,” Aguilera said. “Moving on to this era, it’s just an exciting time of fresh energy. Vegas is coming at the perfect time for me.”
“The Voice” was a good option for her and her children, Max, 11, and Summer, 4: “I was so scared to be on tour for so long. It took me a long time. I originally took the seat on ‘The Voice’ because it kept me in a little bit of a more grounded position for my children.”
She added, “But after a certain amount of time, of course, the artist in me was like, ‘I have to evolve!’ I was just very afraid of going out on tour and the instability I felt it would maybe impose on my children.”
Aguilera’s Vegas show “Xperience” debuts Friday.