"The photos of Christina Aguilera being leaked to the press were illegally obtained by a hacker who tapped into Christina's personal stylist's account," according to a statement from the singer's rep. "The photos were taken in the privacy of Ms. Aguilera's home and were used only in a personal exchange between the star and her stylist."
It's unclear when the pictures were taken, but they show the singer wearing nothing but pasties and a few strands of jewel-encrusted fabric draped over her body.
"We are attempting to determine the identity of the hackers and will pursue them aggressively," the statement continues. "Their conduct is reprehensible."
Aguilera, who turns 30 Dec. 18, recently filed for divorce from her husband Jordan Bratman. The couple are parents to a 2 ½-year-old son.