tony lucca 99 problems the voiceSomething seems to have happened back in the early '90s between former Mickey Mouse Club-ers Tony Lucca and Christina Aguilera to trigger some bad blood. She was one of the youngins when he was one of the senior principles on the show (remember, he totally had something going with Felicity Keri Russell!), so maybe he bullied her a bit? Who knows, but there has to be a reason Xtina harbors bitterness against Lucca, because this season on The Voiceshe's been really hard on him.

Side note: I still can't believe he's a contestant. What does that say about his pathetic non-career? Well, if he did anything remotely hurtful to her in the past, I could see why Christina would be gloating now ...

Anyway, Christina's tough treatment aside, Tony's the one who should feel ashamed.

For his final performance last night, the former Mouseketeer performed Jay-Z's "99 Problems," which, if you're not familiar, includes the line: "I got 99 problems, but a b*tch ain't one." Huh. Oh, he's not bitter at all, right?! And I wouldn't be surprised if Christina felt like that lyric was directed at her. Doesn't seem to me that it was a mistake, a coincidence, or intended to mean something else -- that's for sure. Even if it was, it was still wrong. As Christina put it in her critique for Tony:

Tonight you came here with your beautiful wife and daughter and family, and I just thought the lyrical connotation was a little derogatory toward women.

Right on.

Now, to be fair, the song was chosen not by Lucca (reportedly), but by his coach, Adam Levine, who we all know to be an immature tool. Someone who I'm sure wouldn't have any problem stirring up drama and attempting to stick it to Xtina with a jab like this. And that's just as lame as Tony's attempt to tabloid/blog headline himself (back?) to relevancy. Tsk, tsk. Sad.

No matter how much grief she gave him, Grammy Award-winning diva Christina Aguilera is in a completely different universe than nobody Tony Lucca. He should have been kissing the ground she walks on. Sure, enduring what he has had to be a huge blow to his ego, but he's the one who signed up for a reality singing competition show. Too bad he felt he had to resort to that song choice -- or even just agree to it. It's certainly not going to win him any fans.

Here's his performance, if you missed it ...

 

Do you agree Tony overstepped or did Christina have it coming?


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