We hope Christina Aguilera isn't hurt by this.
The iconic pop songstress became the brief topic of conversation between fans and a fellow pop star's boyfriend Wednesday night. Britney Spears' beau of two years, Sam Asghari, was answering questions from fans on his Instagram Story when two familiar names came up.
"Britney or Christina?" the question posed, pitting his famous girlfriend once again against her fellow Mouseketeer and Grammy winner.
However, it was Asghari's since-deleted response that delivered a subtle burn to the "Fall in Line" star.
"Christina who?" he asked. Ouch.
It's no surprise to fans that the two women have been pitted against each other practically their entire careers after rising to fame simultaneously in the late '90s as two of the music industry's hit singers.
Aguilera herself has not forgotten the constant comparisons, down to their aesthetics. "I remember being hurt by these commercials on MTV, pitting [Britney Spears] as the good girl and me as the bad girl," she told Cosmopolitan in this year's October issue. "It's like, if I'm going to be demure and innocent, that's OK," Aguilera said. "But if I'm going to just be myself, I'm trouble."
While the women now have their own separate lives and diverged on their own paths, the "Genie in a Bottle" star isn't opposed to catching up with the fellow "mama bear" over tea all these years later.
As she recently told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM's Radio Andy, "I think that'd be really fun after all these years."
Suffice to say, Asghari probably won't be joining them.