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Britney Spears Responds to Lip-Sync Accusations: ‘It Really Pisses Me Off’

Britney Spears Responds to Lip-Sync Accusations: ‘It Really Pisses Me Off’

Britney Spears
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“A lot of people think that I don’t sing live.” 

For the longest time knowing that Britney Spears lip-syncs during her live performances was just a known fact to any queer person, right up there with weekend brunch requirements and knowing gender is a social construct.

But in a recent interview ahead of her highly-anticipated concerts in Tel Aviv, the pop princess was angry that people don't give her the credit she deserves for her live performances.

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"A lot of people think that I don't sing live," she said. "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 really gives me credit for it."

And while no one with a pair of functioning eyes could deny that Spears is undeniably a performer, ever since her infamous performance at the 2007 VMAs there's been a string of appearances that have lead people to question the authenticity of Spears' live vocals. In a 2014 interview with Medium the Vegas headliner's manager, Adam Leber said: "To put on the show that she puts, it's virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does."

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But the truth of Spears' performances featuring "a little bit of playback" was accepted long ago by her diehard fans, who want to not only hear the icon perform her greatest hits catalogue, but give them a show on top of it. If part of that package is prerecorded, the truest fans don't seem to mind. Watch one of Spears' many Vegas performances, below.

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