Inside Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera's historic feud trends now
It was the battle of the worldwide divas when Lady Gaga broke onto the music scene in 2008 and quickly made waves, all while fellow blonde superstar Christina Aguilera plotted her career comeback.
However in 2010, as Gaga's career and unique artistic futuristic style broke boundaries, Christina suffered a monumental fall from grace with her flop comeback album Bionic.
The album - which featured widely-derided single, Not Myself Tonight - was roundly criticized for seemingly ripping off Gaga's sound and artistic direction.
Xtina dressed in spandex bondage costumes, admitted she was bisexual and posed for a naked magazine cover to promote her album - but that did not help her record sales.
Lady Gaga's once fiercest supporter and confidante Perez Hilton, who championed her career in its early days - began writing a slew of negative stories about Xtina, branding her 'Floptina' and accusing her of being a copycat.
Now as Perez has admitted to launching a hate campaign against Xtina in the past, claiming he was spurred on by Gaga calling him to complain about the Lotus hitmaker - DailyMail.com looks back at Gaga and Xtina's feud...
It's war: It was the battle of the worldwide divas when Lady Gaga broke onto the music scene in 2008 and quickly made waves, all while fellow blonde superstar Christina Aguilera plotted her career comeback (pictured together 2013)
BEGINNINGS - 2008
Similarities: The women’s feud is said to date back several years when Christina was accused of stealing the-then less-well known Gaga’s style, as she was trying to make a name for herself in 2008 (Gaga's album cover for The Fame L, Christina's for Keeps Gettin' Better R)
The women’s feud is said to date back several years when Christina was accused of stealing the-then less-well known Gaga’s style, as she was trying to make a name for herself in 2008.
Aguilera was first accused of copying GaGa in the promotional material for her Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade Of Hits album - which went on sale just two weeks after GaGa's debut The Fame was released.
Christina defended herself then, reportedly saying: 'I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman. I just wasn’t sure. I really don’t spend any time on the Internet, so I guess I live a little under a rock in that respect.
Gaga, then 27, later said the claims helped boost her fame.
PEREZ HILTON AND 'FLOPTINA' GATE
Good pals (then) As Xtina prepared to launch a huge comeback in 2010, four years since her last studio album, noted celebrity blogger Perez Hilton - then a close pal of Gaga - began to ramp up his negative articles about the 'has-been' star (pictured 2009)
As Xtina prepared to launch a huge comeback in 2010, four years since her last studio album, noted celebrity blogger Hilton began to ramp up his negative articles about the 'has-been' star.
Known for his close friendship with Gaga, who he knew before her rise to fame, his articles were pointed in what he perceived to be Christina copycatting Gaga's original ideas.
He began to brand her 'Floptina' and derided much of her new work - which with its electronic dance-inspired sound was a clear departure from her power ballad past.
CLAIMS GAGA WAS RESPONSIBLE
Perez and Lady Gaga were friends in the early 2000s, but had a falling out in 2011.
He has previously said of Gaga - who has been open about her past drug use: 'As she became Lady Gaga to the world, she began drinking in a different, more serious way, while also popping all kinds of pills.
He said Gaga would call him up and allege Christina copied the Bad Romance hitmaker's 'sound and visuals' for one of her albums
He said: 'Looking back now, it’s one of the things I’m most ashamed of, and I can also see that Gaga was using me as a tool - not only against Christina but against other rivals too.
'She never explicitly asked me to write nasty things about people, but by moaning to me she made me feel like I, her best friend, should do something about it.'
Comment: He said Gaga would call him up and allege Christina copied the Bad Romance hitmaker's 'sound and visuals' for one of her albums (pictured 2010)
Perez explained that the pair started out as 'really good friends' but had a falling out when she achieved a certain level of fame.
'Everybody here has experienced fame to some degree, but - and this is not an insult - not a single person in this camp has experienced fame like Lady Gaga did,' he said.
'Well, when you have that kind of fame, it really warps your entire life, your perception, how people treat you.'
Perez went on to say that he was shocked for someone he considered a 'real friend' to have 'betrayed' him.
'Now, I look back and she was going through a lot, and she's no longer with those people who were at the beginning of her career that helped, and part of the team. It it is what it is. You live and your learn.'
When asked whether he misses Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta he was quick to say that he's moved on.
'We had a lot of good times, but I'm not sitting around missing her, no. Gaga has never reached out to me. I have reached out to her to apologize, even though I don't think I was in the wrong.'
'I was hurt and betrayed and stabbed in the back, but it was never my intention to hurt her,' he concluded.
Their feud kicked off in 2011 when Perez interviewed an allegedly drunk Lady Gaga, for a cooking segment in Australia.
Lady Gaga did not like the questions Perez was asking, and stormed off set.
'He started asking me really terrible questions, and he was being very negative about (single) Born This Way, and we had had a lot to drink,' she told Howard Stern in 2013.
'He was supposed to be my friend and I felt betrayed, so I started crying. And then my [other] friend had to come in and pull the camera out, they wouldn't turn the cameras off.'
2010 - BIONIC BECOMES MONUMENTAL FLOP AND ALLEGATIONS OF RIPPING OFF
Not to be: Bionic was the sixth studio album by Christina and suffered the biggest single-week drop in UK chart history upon its release
Seeing double? Not Myself Tonight saw Xtina try an edgy new style - but it look similar to Gaga (pictured R IN 2009)
Raunchy: Even R&B singer Akon - Gaga's mentor- suggested Aguilera was feeling 'insecure' about GaGa's huge fame
Bionic was the sixth