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Christina Aguilera Addresses Her Latina Heritage and Criticism She Is Not Latina Enough

Nov. 20, 2011: Singer Christina Aguilera performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE oin Los Angeles, Calif.

Nov. 20, 2011: Singer Christina Aguilera performs onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE oin Los Angeles, Calif.  (ABC )

Christina Aguilera says she's been criticized for not being Latina enough.

"I've dealt with that [criticism] my whole life," she said in an interview with Latina Magazine. "I don't speak the language fluently. And I'm split right down the middle, half Irish and half Ecuadorean. I should not have to prove my ethnicity to anyone. I know who I am."

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