The 20-year pop veteran is afraid of computers and social media. But that's ok because she's Britney, bitch.
Oh Britney. You first took over our lives with your brilliance in the 90s, and somehow you’ve managed to stay culturally relevant for the past 20 years without truly getting onboard with this whole internet thing.
Yep, Britney wants us to know that although she’s up for reinventing herself and changing her style with the times, she’s still definitely not down with modern technology. We repeat: Britney Spears’ social media is not a thing.
‘Honestly, I still don’t use my computer. My kids use the computer more than I do!’ she tells V Magazine.
‘I understand that a lot of people are into it, and I have days where I write and stuff, but it’s really not for me. It’s not my thing.’
Yep, the singer who once sung about the wonders of the dot-com era (1999’s Email My Heart, anyone?) wants us to know that she’s now so over emails.
Brit also empathised with Justin Bieber, commenting on the modern showbiz age where stars have to document all their activities on social media: ‘Whoever is in the spotlight, people are really quick to judge. I mean, there are a lot of kids coming up who’ve experienced that,’ she continued.
‘You know, Justin Bieber, he’s huge, and he experiences [judgment]. It’s just the way the world works, unfortunately’.
Britney’s revelations are beautiful and refreshing and are giving us all the feels, especially considering shameless online self promotion is now integral to the success of modern artists these days, many of whom (like Justin) wouldn’t be famous if it weren’t for YouTube or other social platforms.
And as long-term Brit fans know, the star gives fewer interviews these days, shunning public appearances in favour of raising her kids and stacking cash ($$$) from her current Vegas residency. And guess what? Brit doesn’t give two hoots about it.
‘I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I kind of don’t pay attention to it. I really don’t care what most people think’ she also said.
Brit’s nonchalant attitude also quite clearly extends to her Instagram and Twitter pages, which are such magnificent and sporadic displays of randomness, we thought we’d round up some of the best ones:
1. When she had too many ideas for 140 characters2. When she made light of very dark time…
3. When she had a lot to say about liquids…
4. When she got real about her sports and confused the internet