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entertainment Updated: Jun 19, 2011 00:48 IST
Christina Aguilera

Singer Christina Aguilera, 30, has criticised cops, who arrested her early this year, accusing them of targeting her because of her celebrity status.

The singer and her boyfriend Matthew Rutler were detained by Los Angeles police officers in March after allegedly spotting their car being driven erratically through West Hollywood.

The singer was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, but was later released without charge, while Rutler was booked on an allegation of driving under the influence that was subsequently dropped, reports

“It (arrest) never should have happened in the first place. The police knew my recent history and wanted to jump on the bandwagon. I think I was a victim of celebrity. I wasn’t driving, and I committed no crimes, but they put me in jail,” Aguilera told W magazine. “They called me a ‘political hot potato.’ They said, ‘What are we going to do with this woman?’ I think they were bored that night,” she added.