Princess of pop Britney Spears is clapping back at people who accuse her of lip syncing during her live concerts, deciding after decades of speculation to respond to the claims in a new interview.
The infamous mime artist was asked how much of her Piece of Me concert is sung live in a recent Israeli TV interview. Britney didn't lose her cool but responded with a well-thought out and clear answer.
"I’m glad you’re addressing this question because it’s really funny," Britney stated. "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?"
The statement comes just weeks after several embarrassing lip sync fails on Britney's first worldwide tour since Femme Fatale. During one concert in Japan, she struggled to lip sync while taking off a prop mask; and in another she called her audience "horrible" for not cheering loudly enough during her encore, apparently not realising that her microphone was still turned on.
Britney will be performing in Israel for the first time on July 3rd.
Do you believe her?