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  1. 1 hour ago, ALLEYESONUS! said:

    I didn't understand the whole Illegal part :scalped: What did she mean by that, she's such a mystery :scalped: 

    I think a better word would be "taboo" lol, illegal doesn't really fit with what she was talking about. Illegal would mean she's not allowed to sing live, whereas she was explaining she never usually cuts the music and just talks/sings with a live mic. It was also shade towards the people who say she never sings live, just her and a microphone.

    It plays into the song she chose, too. "Give them something to talk about" is what someone does when they know people talk sh!t about them, so they actually fuel the fire by playing into exactly what they're saying. She'll pretend she never sings live then really SING live to show them up. 

    Public: "Britney never sings live! I bet she never turns her microphone on! Fake!"

    Britney: "Wow you're so right, this live microphone feels so strange in my hands! [proceeds to sing an entire song live]"

    The whole thing was shade, basically.

    And yes I do think she has something planned.

  2. 2 minutes ago, mwilliams917 said:

    It's not that she's inherently not a fan of her own songs. The issue is that she's not comfortable singing her own songs because they are not in her natural register. Her songs are in these high pitch range things that she can only "sing" under perfect conditions. This is why she was more comfortable singing BOMT which is a relatively deep voice song for her. Anytime she is comfortable singing now it's with these songs that come more natural to her "real" voice. 

    I find it hard to believe she sang nine albums in a voice that isn't hers though? Like yes, in the very beginning her label said they "changed" her voice, but the idea that she'd really sing for this long in a voice she can't comfortably perform with in a live setting?? Then again, in the whole 2005-2007 era, many of her demos were in her "old" voice...I don't know.....

  3. 17 minutes ago, BreatheOnMoi said:

    In all seriousness I think this is FINALLY a SIGN. Idk why she would say "is it illegal to have this mic in my mouth??is it is it??" Like it was some kind of inside stuff. LIKE WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEANNNN:triggered::triggered:


    My head EXPLODED 

    I think she means "controversial" haha. She seemed to be saying no one would expect her to just have the mic and no music, so she was feeling the same "shock" about it too. 

  4. Hear her amazing live cover NOW!


    It seemed like Britney Spears' latest Piece Of Me show was going to cruise along at a normal pace tonight - that is until she suddenly dropped the theatrics, picked up a mic and SANG the hell out of Bonnie Raitt's classic "Something To Talk About"!

    Full video:

    Some alternate angles:

    Britney singing "Something to Talk About" live ? #shook #pieceofme

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    @britneyspears just stopped her #PieceOfMe show and completed nailed a LIVE cover of "Something To Talk About"!!!

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    It's easy to see why Spears chose this particular song. Aside from her penchant for 90s female country-pop, the lyrics address those who like to talk without knowing the full story, and kicking up a bit of deliberate controversy just to witness their inevitable reaction. No doubt Brit was throwing some serious shade when she remarked that holding a mic with no backing music felt "illegal" before stating "I'm a Southern girl, I keep it real, I just wanna make sure I give you motherf*ckers something to talk about". QUEEN.

    Something To Talk About originally peaked at #5 on Billboard, back in 1991:

    Is this a special one-off performance? Is Britney planning on incorporating more live performances into Piece Of Me's final leg? Should we expect a Bonnie Raitt covers album? Is it safe to speculate about a Superbowl performance? Who knows?

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  5. 1 hour ago, popprison said:

    I think this is great (assuming he did grope her). Obviously their are sexual assaults on a much, much larger scale but it doesn't mean that someone shouldn't report their butt getting grabbed. People must respect one another.

    Not to mention he sued her first for telling her mother/her team about it and him getting fired as a result.  The radio station's vice president said Mueller told him "She won't do anything once she knows I work for Kygo" (which is what got him fired lol). So he was basically trying to silence her with (what he thought were) power moves, hoping to scare her off. He's an asshole who got what he deserved.

  6. On 05/08/2017 at 3:52 PM, brit4u1998 said:

    Two questions, actually.

    1. When did the media turn against Britney Spears?

    2. When did the general public turn against her?

    There must have been a turning point. Or was it a slow buildup over time??

    Just curious for your answers. :mattafact:

    1. In 2002, when Crossroads was released and she broke off with Justin. The media wanted an excuse to rip shreds off her and they got two for the price of one ("bad" movie and bad breakup).

    2. Honestly, the public was always sort of against her until around 2011-2012. There was massive hatred for her in general because she was believed to be a manufactured singer, people didn't like the lip syncing and older people thought she was always too sexual. Then her breakdown happened so obviously everyone had an opinion about that too. Her current reputation is the best she's ever had it across the board, usually it was just pop fans rooting for her.

  7. See the twins!

    They're here!

    For the past month, 35-year-old Beyonce has been laying very low since giving birth to her second and third children.

    Now for the first time, the Formation singer has showed the world her precious new gifts, Sir Carter and Rumi:

    Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. ??❤️??????????

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    Never one to abandon an aesthetic, Beyonce kept to the flowery goddess theme she established with photographer Awol Erizku for her initial pregnancy announcement photoshoot in February:

    The image quickly surpassed Selena Gomez to become the most liked photo on Instagram (11 MILLION) and we have a feeling this first image of Sir and Rumi will probably see Beyonce beat her own record.

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  8. I wonder if they ever would've opened up if the elevator fight footage hadn't been leaked. Perhaps it caused them to reflect and reassess. If they couldn't hide it from the public, it made it harder to hide from themselves.

    Either way I think it's worth something that they chose not to divorce. It's the common choice these days and while it might be right for some, I think it's good that they decided to make it work/that there was something worth saving. Let's just hope he STAYS good to her from now on.

  9. 2 hours ago, Chris88 said:

    Lorde should just let go of that made-for-publicity friendship. I mean she's a smart girl and her hanging out with Swift doesn't even make sense in the first place. I'm all in for diverse friendships and I'm sure they make you grow stronger, but when your friend is supposed to be the queen and you a squad member then there's a problem.  I know she wrote "Love Club" before her friendship with Taylor but when you listen to it you can't help but feel like she despises everything a person like Swift exudes. 

    Both times she's clarified that she did not mention Taylor at all, though. Both times the interviewers were talking about fame in general then use Swift's name to illustrate the point/get more attention. Lorde's statement also clarifies that there is no "squad" in a strict sense, just a wide group of people with Swift in common. This isn't about Lorde and Taylor so much as it is the media wishing it was. 

    My only issue with Swift and Lorde is the age difference. Then again, I've met mature teenagers before so it's not impossible they'd relate, particularly since their music covers a lot of the same themes. 

  10. "Taylor has been there for me in all my dark and light moments".

    Can Lorde live?

    Media publications seem oddly desperate to create an imagined rift between the New Zealand singer and famous BFF Taylor Swift. Lorde once again took to social media to reinforce that nothing has changed between them.

    The 20-year-old's Twitter statement explains what she actually said and calls out the bizarre way people have reacted to Taylor Swift having numerous famous friends surrounding her:

    “Wow - something of a frustrating thing to have to address online but here we go. Taylor is a dear friend. I love her very much. In the interview in question I had just been talking about Bowie and Patti Smith — those were the idols I was referring to that I was saying I’m not friends with, not Taylor!.

    I’ve always found people’s perception of this ‘squad’ idea frustrating in the past; it was never some exclusive club of secret society, but a wide circle of people, some of whom I know, and some who I’ve never met ... forgive me for the mild eyeroll I popped when it was brought up as if we’re all blood members of a secret cult.

    Really sh*tty to wake up to headlines about whether or not you've jumped ship on someone you deeply respect and ride for. I want to say one more time that Taylor has been there for me in all my dark and light moments these past five years. All of them. I feel truly terrible that it would ever seem like I wasn't faithfully her person. I f**ked up an interview question. Now go sip a beverage and head out on a walk."

    Whether you like either artist, it seems clear this is still yet another tired case of the media attempting to incite a "cat fight" between two female artists where no animosity even exists. In 2015, the Daily Mail claimed Beyonce and Nicki Minaj ignored each other while watching Drake's Coachella set. Turns out they were filming the Feelin' Myself music video together! What kind of damage does reporting like this do to the perception of female friendships?

    Singer KT Tunstall and duo Tegan and Sara weighed in:

    The method against Lorde appears to be misconstruing her words deliberately. A few weeks ago, Lorde made the unfortunate comparison of dealing with fame to dealing with an auto-immune disease. While that was certainly problematic, and Lorde apologised quickly, what was overlooked is that Lorde wasn't talking about her friendship with Swift at all, despite several articles framing her words as such.

    The current misquote Lorde is addressing appears to have happened similarly. At 1:29 in the below video, interviewer David Koch asks Lorde what it was like to move from an observer of celebrities, to mingling with them. As he asks this, photos of Lorde with Beyonce and Taylor Swift are displayed, therefore implying Lorde might be referring to them - even if she wasn't. A noticeable jump in audio editing follows before her response:

    "The second you think too hard about it, you'll go insane so it's best just to be like "We're in wonderland and that's just what happens around here".

    Another jump in audio editing and Lorde quips "...like, also I...don't hang out with these people at all..." to which Koch interrupts "Hang on, you're part of Taylor's squad!". This depends on whether Koch referred to Swift as one of his examples in the first place, though. As Lorde has clarified, she was referring to her musical heroes Joni Mitchell and David Bowie. It makes perfect sense that Lorde wouldn't view Taylor as an "idol" anymore after five years of close friendship.

    This isn't even the first time Lorde and Taylor have been targeted by the exact same rumour. In 2015, the pair had to deny rumours of in-fighting because they hadn't collaborated together yet. WTF?

    While criticism of the way Taylor chose to portray her friendship group in the Bad Blood music video is somewhat valid, general critique of Swift surrounding herself with friends is a more confusing attempt to demonise her. Now that social media has perhaps rendered it ineffectual to show female stars in candid settings without makeup, efforts now seem turned towards building the idea that women can't be friends without being catty. Or is this just another embarrassing bid for the winning clickbait headline while Lorde is the current hot topic?

    Anyway, Melodrama debuted at number one in four countries, including the United States. She's 20, this is an amazing achievement. Go Lorde.

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  11. Hear the 5 year old's freestyle on dad's new bonus track.

    Cutest rapper in the game.

    Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce and Jay Z's firstborn, would appear to have inherited the musical talent of her parents.

    On a special bonus track from Jay's platinum-selling new album, 4:44, the 5 year old flexed her rap skills and set the internet on fire:

    Of course it's not a moment without the memes:

    Amazingly, this isn't Blue's first foray into the music world. She became the youngest person to ever appear on the Billboard charts when dad Jay Z released a track called "Glory", which featured newborn Blue's cries:

    In 2013, Blue also featured at the end of mama Beyonce's song "Blue" from her self titled fifth album:

    When's the debut album dropping?

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  12. Hear tiny snippets of the new single, out July 21.

    Louis Tomlinson readies his debut solo single.

    It won't be long until the world finally hears what a solo Louis Tomlinson record sounds like. Said to be a mid-tempo jam about returning to your roots, Back To You was today teased by Louis, along with a few quick snippets of the music video:

    #Backtoyou ?

    A post shared by Louis Tomlinson (@louist91) on

    July 21st

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    Wearing a Michael Jackson in Billie Jean t-shirt and with a One Direction certification plaque displayed in the background, Louis looks set to provide an insight into the life of 1D's most prolific songwriter.

    Tomlinson, 25, recently spoke to UK publication The Observer about his time in the band:

    “In the last year of One Direction I was probably the most confident I ever was. And then it was: ‘OK, hiatus!’”. “It wasn’t necessarily a nice conversation. I could see where it was going. If you’d asked me a year or 18 months ago: ‘Are you going to do anything as a solo artist?’ I’d have said absolutely not.”

    Tomlinson ended up being the second member of the group, after Niall (third if you still count Zayn), to release solo material. He collaborated with Steve Aoki on Just Hold On, which ended up serving as a tribute to his mother, after she tragically lost her battle with cancer in December last year.

    “I remember saying to her: ‘Mum, how the f*ck do you expect me to do this now?’ And she didn’t swear much, my mum. She’d always tell me off for swearing. And this time she was like: ‘You’ve got to f*cking do it, it’s as simple as that.’ It was football manager, team talk stuff.
    “I’m not gonna claim this is all for me mum. But it was definitely...It was...”

    Bebe Rexha also offered up a more accidental teaser of Back To You when she accidentally burst into song during a live stream recently:


    Back To You drops July 21.

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  13. "This song is about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal."

    Kesha finds strength she's never known on first new single in four years.

    Fans threw themselves behind 30-year-old Kesha back in February 2016 as she bravely battled against her record label and former producer in court. Throughout her personal and professional trials, music fans made it clear they were still invested in Kesha continuing as an artist. Several other musicians, such as Lady Gaga and Zedd, also supported the singer as she found her feet again.

    Kesha comes back now with a stunningly strong new single from forthcoming album "Rainbow, called "Praying". The single features a truly thrilling vocal performance that will likely see her top many best-of music lists by the end of the year.

    Kesha also wrote a heartfelt essay about the song, in which she describes channeling her darkest moments to find artistic and personal clarity:

    "I have channeled my feelings of severe hopelessness and depression, I've overcome obstacles, and I have found strength in myself even when it felt out of reach. I've found what I had thought was an unobtainable place of peace. This song is about coming to feel empathy for someone else even if they hurt you or scare you. It's a song about learning to be proud of the person you are even during low moments when you feel alone. It's also about hoping everyone, even someone who hurt you, can heal. This song is about me finding peace in the fact that I can't control everything — because trying to control everyone was killing me. It's about learning to let go and realize that the universe is in control of my fate, not me."

    Read her full statement HERE.

    The music video features words from her essay as a spoken intro. Kesha's lifeless form slowly comes to as her mind wakes up. The video ends with religious imagery of Kesha walking on water:

    Welcome back, Kesha.

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