A Rant About Britney Spears

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It has been a while since the public heard much about Britney Spears. During that time, things have been very interesting when it comes to her professional life. Her last album, Britney Jean, was kind of a huge surprise; not because of the album in general, but because she seemed to give up on something that she considered to be her “most personal” work. Granted, the Piece of Me residency show in Las Vegas is part of the promotion for the album, but in all honesty, there probably was not much that could save it.

Rather than force it, she decided to slide back and instead work on something new, a lingerie line called Intimate by Britney Spears. She has the right to branch out and has done so many times. For example, she has a popular line of fragrances that continue to make loads of money. However, is she actually forgetting who she is supposed to be? Admittedly, things are quite different from the way it was 15 years ago. Gone are the days when the name Britney Spears signified a huge hit, a strong album debut and a massive world tour, and that is fine. There are other responsibilities that must come first for her.

She is a mother now, and young Jayden James and Sean Preston need her first. In addition, she has gone through some very trying times that more than likely still haunt her on occasion. She has paid her dues many times over and some prices were steeper than others were. With seven great albums and one not-so-great album, maybe the time has come where Britney Spears just feels like just sitting back for a while, but things are starting to feel a bit lazy.

Perhaps this is being intentionally done or maybe her “people” are helping to keep things calm. However, too much calm can be quite boring and things are definitely fast approaching that point. Not to mention, the whole thought of Spears’ creating this lingerie line is mind boggling, especially when she claimed that she no longer wanted things to be “too sexy.” It was because of this that she edited quite a bit of her Work B*tch music video, the first release from Britney Jean.

“We showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video then what is actually there,” Spears stated back in October of 2013. “I have children, and it’s just hard to play sexy mom while you’re being a pop star as well.”

The sudden turnaround is a little strange and actually, points a little deeper at what she is not doing, being a pop star. She is supposed to be the legendary Britney Spears. Instead, she is settling and this is not good.

Britney has done so many great things in the entertainment field that were not directly music related and fans loved them all. There has been some acting, she created those fragrances, she has written books and she even created a video game. As hard as Britney’s Dance Beat was, it was worth it, especially when it came to being able to dance with her.

However, when it came to all of those things, people saw it as a pop star attempting to spread her wings. Now, it just feels like she is becoming comfortable by just being a famous person who is doing something for the sake of remaining famous. Britney Spears owes herself a lot more than this.

Things are so much more different now than they were britney spearswhen she first shimmied in that schoolgirl outfit. They sympathize with Spears and are still on a sometimes shaky, but supportive ride.

In the same interview where she talked about changing a lot of the Work B*tch video, she also said, “I just have to be true to myself and feel it out when I do stuff.”

None of this feels truly genuine. If she wants to fall back and just be Britney Jean Spears, people would be fine with that. They get that this is not the same young girl she once was. People know the Britney Spears they grew to love is still in there somewhere, but the person they see before them is definitely not her.

Opinion by Jonathan Brown

Sources:
Billboard
E! Online

7 Responses to "A Rant About Britney Spears"

  1. Nikolas Johan   August 11, 2014 at 8:50 am

    But I’m absolutely agree with the writer. She has made the best move that a diva could done until “Blackout”, then for what if she smash all the hits down. It’s just wasted and annoying for those who really love what she was doing before and seeing her really pushing back herself from who she was. Beyonce have a baby, but she still doing her thing. So does Christina Aguilera and Madonna.

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  2. Lease   August 4, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    She has a successful residency in Vegas, playing her pop star role. It’s the height of hypocrisy to write an article about a performer being ‘lazy’ when the author hasn’t done his research.

    Her new lingerie line is just another interest.Fail!

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  3. Jose Miguel   August 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I was going to post something to take sides with this girl, but reading the comments, really all has already been said. I think it is the media that has changed, for the worse, by trying to make columns like this lazy one about what she wants or doesn’t want to do. As others have said, just let her be and concentrate on more important things than her own priorities.

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  4. Dane   July 29, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Perhaps it’s not Britney who’s changed; rather, it’s our expectations of what a pop star should be, in the wake of Lady Gaga et. al who claim a (contrived) authenticity in every performance. Britney never has nor ever will be that kind of performer. Once upon a time mystery was considered an essential ingredient of being a pop star, but the 24-hour news cycle has nullified that. And that’s more the shame, for entertainers and their audiences.

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  5. Joan   July 28, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Why do people think this is Britneys idea?? It’s so stupid.. A danish company called Change want to have some A-list star to sell their new line so they can get more popular in the states.. So they ASKED Britney and her team, and they said yes. If she had said no, this could have been Christina A or some Actress or whatever. What you do, is like saying Blake Lively invented Loreal.

    Other stars are allowed to do this all the time, and nobody cares, but when Britney do it, it must be because she is lazy..

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  6. Anthony   July 27, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    This is extremely harsh

    So you get to choose what she wants to be? You’re just as bad as the rest of the media, and the people that try to bring her down. As long as it’s however you best see fit for her it’s fine, otherwise whatever she is doing you disagree with and therefore is wrong and she should change it

    Very immature, and extremely pathetic. Just let her be, don’t berate her for every little thing, it’s ridiculous how much she is scrutinized

    It’s OK for her to feel uncomfortable at times with playing sexy mom, and it’s totally justifiable that at times maybe she wants to feel sexy even though she’s a mom. We can’t dictate what’s right and what’s wrong and what’s acceptable and what’s not, we’re not her. Let her make her decisions, and just let her be

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  7. Chris   July 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    She is definitely the same person but just a bit different now. Being a pop star is no longer her number one priority but that’s ok. Having a public breakdown, kids and personal struggles can change a person.

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