Christina Aguilera has upset bosses at British clothing company BASIC BOX by slamming celebrities who have their own fashion lines, despite being in the process of launching one herself.

Earlier this month (MAR05), the BEAUTIFUL singer insisted stars with clothing lines are merely compensating for their flagging careers.

She said, "I just think it's so tacky. I have always thought that it's one of those things that just makes people look like they don't know what to do any more."

But her comments have left chiefs at Basic Box angry - because Aguilera signed a deal reportedly worth millions of dollars (pounds) with the fashion firm.

An Basic Box insider says, "That's a very strange thing to say when she's got her own range coming out. It annoyed a lot of people who've been working really hard on the clothes.

"Dealing with Christina has been very difficult, but then she signed the contract."

15/03/2005 14:09