Producer DALLAS AUSTIN has apologised to Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone after claiming they offered to perform sexual favours in exchange for his work on their albums.
In an interview with Rowdy TV, Grammy-winning Austin accused the singers of being so desperate to work with him, they would offer their bodies to him and his friends - including Aguilera's now husband Jordan Bratman.
He said, "Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone... all these bitches be f**kin' for tracks."
However, Austin has now apologised for his remarks.
He says, "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.
"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."
But a representative for Aguilera claims she is considering legal action.
Cindy Guagenti says, "She's not commenting on such ridiculous statements, and we are consulting a lawyer to explore her options."