Monday, September 10


For all those who were expecting it and for those who weren't, here it is.

MTV's 2007 Video Music Awards was going to be the opportunity for her to make it up for all this time, three whole years of terrible news —both real and fake— and matching images provided by the most trustworthy sources: celeb hunters and paparazzi.
One more time the tabloids managed to turn a regular out-of-the-ordinary little thing into an outrageous event backgrounded with the most gossip-filled details. Britney couldn't remember the lyrics; Spears looked distracted and did not do the coreography correctly; the old diva of Pop didn't fit in her tiny outfit. She disappointed her fans. Disappoint? Her fans? How would you feel after hearing this out of the mouth of some comedian known for playing with satire and controversy and nicknamed "Big bitch"?:
"This is exciting, wasn't that incredible? Britney Spears, everyone. [Applause] She is amazing. I mean, she is 25 years old and she's already accomplished everything she's gonna accomplish in her life. It's mindblowing. And she's so grown up she's a mother, you know, it's crazy. It's weird to think that, just a few years ago on this very show she was this, like, sweet innocent little girl in slutty clothes riding around with a python. That's not nice, calling Madonna a python. But, have you seen Britney's kids? They are THE most adorable mistakes you'll ever see. They are so cute. They're as cute as the hairless vagina they came out of. I'm serious, they're this cute, you guys."
(Sarah Silverman after Britney's performance. VMA 2007.)

Three years is a very big space time to make up for; perhaps too big. Alcohol, drugs, divorce, rehab... how would it feel on stage before the focused lenses of zillions of bodies when all that has been going on about your life in the papers has always included those words? Would it feel comfortable? Maybe confident? I don't think so. But Britney is supposed to be something unnatural, isn't she? Someone with the unhuman ability ot achieve the imposible and go beyond humanity. There might have been a time when she seemed close to that, when all the worshipping and support provided the energy enough to fulfill the crazy expectations. That time is gone, but support shouldn't be. It is, though.
I have always been told we all have extraordinary gifts which make each of us different from everybody else. This case perhaps wasn't that of a great voice, but it certainly was one of the most outstanding performer and star ever. Is it really worth it to turn her shine off by force?

I'm off.

[Credit image: BreatheHeavy]

1 comment:

Esther,,,,, said...

IÑAX!!! si "gimme more" no da el pelotazo temo decirte qe sera su fin...en el fondo todos qeremos qe vuelva....pero qe se deje la locura en casa.

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