Christina Aguilera reportedly pulled out of performing at the WORLD MUSIC AWARDS because she didn't want to appear on the same stage as Mariah Carey.

The GENIE IN A BOTTLE star was due to sing at the glitzy awards bash in Monte Carlo, Monaco, this weekend (11/12OCT03) - but cancelled at the last minute.

A source close to the flamboyant singer told Britain's DAILY STAR newspaper, "Christina felt she didn't want to be associated with Mariah's brand of schmaltzy songs."

However, another insider claimed Aguilera was really fearful of Mariah's musical talents.

They say, "Christina's really quite daunted by Mariah's vocal abilities."

13/10/2003 09:09