Britney Spears Claims She Sings Live, Gets Defensive in New Interview

In today’s shocking news, pop star Britney Spears is convinced that she sings live at her concerts, and is determined to convince others of this factoid that is hotly contradicted by video footage of her concerts.

A snippet of an Israeli TV interview with Spears ahead of her upcoming concert in Tel Aviv over the Fourth of July weekend came to light on Tuesday. In it, an interviewer asked if  she sings at live concerts or relies on playback.

Spears responded:

“I’m glad you’re addressing this question, because it’s really funny. A lot of people think that I don’t sing live. I usually, 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. 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, you know?”

Given the intensity of Spears’ dance routines at concerts, her reliance on playback is nothing to be ashamed of. Her adamance that she’s singing live though, despite no shortage of evidence, shows that she actually is more than a little uncomfortable. I mean, if you were the interviewer, how would you respond?

By showing her footage of herself at this concert, where, with the microphone a mile from her face, her perfect vocals still permeate throughout the stadium:

There’s also footage of Spears quite literally losing her microphone despite perfect vocals, yet again, continuing to light up the place.

My personal favorite would have to be this 15-second clip of Spears magically adapting Sia’s vocals one night at a concert:

To her credit, Spears didn’t exactly lie. She did acknowledge that “because [she’s] dancing so much, [she does] have a little bit of playback,” and even noted that this is “usually” the case.

But there’s just too much footage of Spears lip syncing and doing a poor job of hiding it for the interview to not be at least a little funny.

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