“Why do you continue to support and defend Britney Spears?” I’ve been facing this question left and right in the recent weeks. It’s not just avid Britney fans and relentless haters asking me this question, my friends and family wonder the same.

In a world where people build you up to tear you down, you have almost no one to trust. Nobody can truly understand what goes on in a mind that can’t rest amidst a largely publicized custody battle, facing allegations of child & pet abuse, while juggling motherhood and a career. Lies and rumors swirling your every step proves to further spectators from being interested in the music and focus more on her personal life. In May of this year Britney wrote a personal letter to her fans, insinuating that it’s not easy to overlook the false accusations and misrepresentation she faces everyday: “I used to be angry at the tabloids for printing horrible things about me, but now I try to just be numb to what I see… We all want a certain image of ourselves out there, and at some point we all do really care what other people think or we wouldn’t be here.” I hope her being numb blocks out just the bad, not the good.

“Can Britney really turn things around?” Another popular question. There is no doubt in my mind that she’s still got it. To me, she truly is unstoppable, and a force to be reckoned with in the music biz. Britney still holds the record for most consecutive #1 albums by a female artist, ever. All her albums have gone platinum, and have sold millions worldwide. She did it once, she can do it again. All this is overlooked because of her recent struggles. What a shame.

“It is just so weird because everyone has their own perception of me and how they think I really am. It is so weird how stories are told. There is your side, my side, and the truth. Somebody has to figure it out. I guess we will never really understand or figure out life completely,” Britney continued to say in her online letter to her fans. Like Britney, I am still trying to figure out my life, and my perception of her as well as my self. Britney is human and makes mistakes, we all do. I am still learning, too.

I have never had more ups and downs in the span of 4 weeks than I have in the last month. One of my biggest dreams recently came true, and I want to thank two individuals in particular. You really don’t know how much it meant to me, and I will never forget it. Words just can’t describe. Thank you thank you thank you.

Why do I continue to support and defend Britney Spears? Inspiration is my motivator. I am greatly inspired by her, and I can’t say that about anyone else. She keeps me driven to go that extra mile in my endeavors, not just in the website. I have learned so much about myself through her and the site; she has impacted my life greatly.

Love her or hate her. She’s Britney Spears, and she’s not going anywhere. No question about it.

– Jordan

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