Britney Spears wows fans with live singing amid lip-synching backlash
The US singer has long faced criticism over her performances, with many accusing the starlet of lip-synching throughout her shows.
But it seems that Britney Spears has had enough of the backlash, as she dropped jaws when she decided to sing live, without the aid of a backing track.
The 35-year-old switched up the setlist during her Piece of Me residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood over the weekend, with a rendition of Grammy award-winner Bonnie Raitt’s 1991 hit Something To Talk About.
Introducing the surprise performance to the crowd, the mum-of-two took the opportunity to put her haters on blast.
Speaking about the media’s treatment of her over the years, the blonde bombshell said: “This morning, I woke up and I was like listening to the news and there’s a lot of things going on in the world and stuff.
“But basically, I looked and I was like, ‘You know what, the press and the media, my whole life, you know, it’s really crazy…
“Because one minute, they tear you down and it was really horrible and the next minute, you’re on top of the world, you know.”
Showing off her feisty side, the defiant starlet continued: “I’ve never really spoke about it, you know, and I’m a Southern girl…
“And I have to keep it real, so I just want to make sure I keep giving you mother******* something to talk about.”
After stating her case, Britney strutted her stuff on stage as she belted out an all-live version of the song.
“I have to keep it real”
No doubt raising temperatures, the body confident beauty left little to the imagination in a barely-there bodysuit and thigh-high boots.
Paying tribute to her Hit Me Baby One More Time days, the Womanizer songstress styled her hair in bunches.
But her appearance was undoubtedly overshadowed by her vocal talents.
Clearly impressed by the pop icon’s efforts, fans have since flooded social media to sing her praises.
After posting a clip of the performance on Twitter, one overjoyed concert-goer gushed: “I can’t believe this happened last night. It was incredible.”
This isn’t the first time Britney has silenced her critics by biting back.
In an interview with a Tel Aviv news station in June, the musician insisted that while she does use a playback track for her performances, she also sings live in certain parts.
She ranted: “It really p***** me off because I’m busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever gives me credit for it, you know?”