Speculation: The VMA Britney Tribute
Click here if you missed the original post about the Britney Spears Tribute that’s to take place at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28th. She’s only 29. And it seems her best VMA days are behind her. But, to fuel the Britney Money Machine, many of you are still paying a lot of money to see her on tour, not even half the performer she once was. This, to answer your question Jackie, is the difference. That despite whatever suffering she has experienced, she is still a Commodity, poorly rebuilt, but meant to be Consumed. By choice? Debatable. And the discussion about that will continue forever. Especially when we’re “tribute-ing” her at not even 30.
So about this Tribute...
This showed up on Twitter the other day. (Source) It’s a list of artists honouring Britney by performing her music:
Baby One More Time - Selena Gomez
Oops I Did It Again - Katy Perry
Slave 4U - Janet Jackson
Toxic - Demi Lovato
Gimme More - Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj
Circus - Lady Gaga
Hold It Against Me/I Wanna Go - Britney herself
Then Madonna presents her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Now I don’t know how legit this is but... I ... feel very uncomfortable even just imagining it. I feel very uncomfortable with the idea of Janet Jackson - JANET JACKSON! - working it to Slave 4U. I do not want to see Katy Perry throwing down Oops I Did It Again. I want Britney throwing down Oops I Did It Again! F-ck me, I can’t watch. F-ck me, I HAVE to watch. Her watching other people doing what she used to be able to do better.
Anyway, here are some shots of Britney’s Femme Fatale in New York at the beginning of the month. And, since I’m on a Britney/Justin nostalgia tip these days... my friend Corelli reminded me of JT’s Barbara Walter’s interview around the release of Justified. OMG I almost forgot. Remember when he actually used to answer questions like this? Like -did you and Britney have sex? Straight up!
And remember how he could NOT hide his devastation that she cheated on him? The boy is About.To.Cry.
He’s about to LOSE IT!
But first... this. Sh-t. She was so vibrant. And check it Twi-Hards, they did the blue ball kiss tease WAY before your Bella and Edward.
And then... try to watch it all, but if you can’t, the good bits begin at 2:30. I am OBSESSED.
Photos from Wenn.com