Britney Spears can do anything.
No, really — she puts on the greatest performances in the world, but that doesn’t stop her from also putting on a great musical performance.
As you’ll hear in the video below, when people suggest that all of her singing is prerecorded and that she’s just lipsyncing for her life, she gets mightily peeved. …
Over the years, Britney has given us some of the most iconic musical performances of all time.
That includes music videos, of course, with unforgettable scenes like “Baby One More Time” and often-joked about dated references in “Oops I Did It Again.”
Even Britney’s raw vocals are truly extraordinary.
But in addition to Britney’s skills as a mother and as a singer who simply produces great music, she goes up on stage and puts on unparalleled performances.
The dancing, the costumes, the choreography, the effects — they all make an unforgettable, almost spiritually transformative experience for her fans.
That even goes for fellow celebrities — remember when Colton Haynes got to dance with Britney?
She loved his butt and he loved all of it.
Britney will tragically be too busy performing in Tel Aviv to accept Lindsay Lohan’s birthday invitation.
But that does mean that she’s given an interview in anticipation of her show, and she got asked about how much of her performance is live.
“I’m glad you’re addressing this question because it’s really funny — a lot of people think that I don’t sing live.”
One day, we’re sure that there will be Britney performances that are just holographic projections of old performances, with old recordings of music.
But that day is far away.
“Because I’m dancing so much, I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback.”
Honestly, dancing is super fun, but some people have trouble even just speaking afterwards.
Imagine having to sing.
Imagine having to sing well.
But Britney manages it because she’s unstoppable and transcendent.
“It really pisses me off because I am busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it.”
Yeah, that sounds super irksome.
Those of us who’ve ever suggested otherwise clearly need to scourge ourselves a little extra today in penance.
Britney has famously parodied these rumors in the past.
When hosting Saturday Night Live very early into her fame, she parodied the lipsyncing rumors by silently mouthing words while her voice continued to play over the loudspeakers during her opening monologue.
(She also parodied boob job rumors by having her breasts move robotically under her shirt while she lamented people calling them fake)
When you’re a celebrity, having a good sense of humor about your critics can work wonders.
But even celebrities like Britney — flawless beyond comprehension — can have some rumors get under their skin.
You can really hear the frustration in her voice in the video below.
And you know what?
If we’d been dogged by the same rumors for two decades, we probably wouldn’t be handling them nearly as gracefully.
Also, it’s a rare few who can have careers last as long as Britney’s without aging, but Britney’s still as hot as ever.
Anyway, listen to her speak her mind about exactly what she thinks of all of those lipsyncing rumors.
Let’s all make a pact to never question her talents again, okay?