updated 05/08/2012 AT 4:30 PM ET
•originally published 05/08/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
When Tony Lucca sang “I got 99 problems but a b–– ain’t one” while covering Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” during his final competitive performance on The Voice Monday night, did Christina Aguilera believe he was directing the line at her?
“I thought it was a little derogatory toward women,” she told Lucca during her critique.
Sure, the song choice had been that of Lucca’s coach Adam Levine, but Lucca fully supported the suggestion.
“I’m not going to let one person bring me down,” he told PEOPLE after the show. “Clearly that seems like part of her strategy.”