Britney Spears has bounced back in full force since her 2007 meltdown which had onlookers believing she would never regain her former glory and pop princess status. The star has enjoyed one of her most successful years since and seems more focused, driven and healthy than ever. Brit has been open about how motherhood has changed her for the better and her perception of herself and additionally notes that she is comfortable with her single status while she continues to dazzle in Vegas and create music that keeps fans content.
— billboard (@billboard) October 29, 2016
Some of the pop star’s earlier music is having a great impact and although the music is loved by many, Spears’ tunes are reportedly being used as a weapon against pirates. That’s right, the British navy is reportedly using Brit beats to throw off Somali pirates who bring violence and fear to surrounding waters.
Movie Pilot shares the details about this unique strategy that the British naval officials have used to deter pirates from entering their waters.
“It turns out that the ‘Toxic’ warblings of everyone’s favorite Cheeto-loving angel have the power to terrify pirates and empty the high seas of danger. If you don’t believe me, just listen to Merchant Naval officer Rachel Owens explain why her team thought Brit was up to the job.”
The publication goes on to share that individuals from Somali generally dislike western music, especially the synthesized beats and sultry vocals of Spears. Owens’ words were noted on the subject of Britney as a musical force.
“Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. These guys can’t stand western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect. As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can.”
Although fans of Brit might expect tracks from her least popular album Blackout to be the go-to that would cause pirates to sail away as fast as they can, the British Navy officials share that they opt for her more identifiable tracks like “Oops! I Did It Again” and “Baby One More Time.”
As for what Spears would think about her role in deterring piracy, the singer would likely have a sense of humor. Brit has learned to laugh off critics and roll with the punches and recently turned what could have been a bit of a wardrobe disaster into one more comical occurrence when she experienced a wardrobe malfunction while performing in Vegas. The Toronto Sun shares Brit’s words about the mishap that took place while she performed her rendition of ” I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll.”
“It was really tight around my neck,” she tells news show Extra. “It was the second time I’ve worn it and I was on the guitar and it just popped and I was like, ‘Oh, my God. It’s never done that before!’ I just had to hold myself. One of my dancers, Zach, he came to me and put a shirt on me, so I had, like, a huge nightgown onstage… It was kind of invigorating!”
The publication notes how footage from the concert which was posted online, showed two male dancers attempting to fix the performer’s black straps and black collar from the back and Spears continued to sing and dance to the catchy track. Eventually, her assistants managed to secure the top which inspired the star to clap above her head, yet the straps loosened again, and Britney quickly grasped her costume in her chest region to keep it from falling and revealing her breasts.
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 26, 2016
Although Spears struggled with the issue throughout the song, she did her best to keep on with the number. The singer remains determined in every aspect of her career and life.
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