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My Experience Watching Janet Jackson Perform In Vegas Post-Britney Spears’ Piece Of Me Era

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I had one overwhelming thought watching Janet Jackson descend from the sky during the opening number of her new show, 'Metamorphosis': Britney Spears would love this.

Growing up and living in Las Vegas helped inspire my journey into pop music journalism. As an unwavering fan of the princess of pop, I couldn't believe how the stars aligned in that my fav would call Sin City her second home for five years. I saw Piece Of Me probably ten times(!!!) during that timeframe – even once getting the rare opportunity to join Brit on stage for a little (British accent:) NAUGHTAY TIME. When Britney announced she'd return to Vegas with Domination at the Park Theatre, I was selfishly excited, but wary; something felt off at the time, but I couldn't put my finger on it. As we are well aware now, she cancelled, and months later the #FreeBritney movement is in full effect - a campaign that urges the judicial system to take a second look at the legal restraints placed upon her for more than 11 years.

Park MGM had likely spent millions in promotion, and appears to be at odds with Britney's team as they figure out how to handle the fallout – Britney's manager, Larry Rudolph, says Vegas is totally out of the question at the moment, possibly forever. The Theatre had to think quick to replace the revenue they expected to incur during Britney's next installment.

Cue Janet Jackson.

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