Britney Spears is an icon. Want some proof? According to the Daily Beast, a duo is now offering a workshop on Britney Spears. The title of the workshop is “Britney Spears: Goddess, Feminist Icon, Pop Priestess.” One participant explains the significance of Britney Spears.
“She’s an icon… and people still care about her. She’s sort of this lightning rod for women who think about sexuality and other women in pop music.”
The Daily Beast describes the workshop as dealing with Spears’ role in feminism, sexuality and pop culture. Of course, skeptics may suggest that Britney Spears hasn’t released a legitimate hit in years and instead of playing venues, she has taken the role of much older pop stars by doing a residency in Las Vegas. However, that residency has been very successful, and Britney Spears still appears on popular and important magazine covers, including music industry standard Billboard and the celebrity handbook, People Magazine.
Britney Spears is also recording new music, including a duet with Australia’s hottest female rap star. The Daily Mail recently quoted Iggy Azalea on the duet with Britney Spears.
“We have a song, which is going to be her first single. She said she would like to work with me in an interview and they reached out. We recorded a few different things and then one of those just ended up being, I think, undeniably great.”
Britney Spears recently talked to Billboard about the man in her life, Charlie Ebersol, and how she loves when he visits her during her Vegas residency.
“Oh, he loves it. He comes every weekend, even though he’s flying all over the place… It’s always really nice when he comes. The kids love to see him. It’s great. I feel like our passion for life is pretty much on the same page.”
Spears also revealed to Billboard that “Toxic” is her favorite song during her performance. She said she loves getting rained on during the performance since it wakes her up. She notes that 90-minute sets, three nights a week can be really tough. However, the critical and commercial success makes all the hard work worth it for Britney Spears.
It’s quite interesting that former Britney Spears rival Christina Aguilera was believed to be the one that would last longer. Britney may not sell a lot of albums anymore, but her last album sold far more copies worldwide than Christina Aguilera’s Lotus, which was released after 2010’s disastrous Bionic. It’s also doubtful that Aguilera is a big enough icon to inspire a workshop.
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