Austin apologise for sex for lyrics remarks
Music-maker Dallas Austin has apologised to singers Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone for claiming that they offered him sexual favours in exchange for his songwriting skills. However, Austin, who has produced songs for Madonna, P!nk, Michael Jackson and many other known singers, does not want to discuss the reason for making the remarks.
“My statement about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone was a reaction to an incident I care not to discuss in any forum and while I may have felt justified, I do own an apology to Christina, Joss and their families,” Contactmusic quoted him, as saying. “The comments I made were purely an act of retaliation, not of malice or cruel intent… I sincerely apologise as this is not my character nor should I have let anyone’s actions push me to this limit,” he added.
Aguilera, however did not comment on the producer’s statements and one of her representative, Cindy Guagenti says that she plans to take a legal action. “She’s not commenting on such ridiculous statements, and we are consulting a lawyer to explore her options,” said Guagenti.
The Grammy-winning music-producer in an interview with Rowdy TV had recently accused the singers of being so desperate to get him work on their albums, that they did not mind sleeping with him or his friends, including Aguilera’s now hubby Jordan Bratman. “Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone… all these bitches be f**kin’ for tracks,” he said at the time.