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Britney's Piece of Me - Love It or Leave It?

Britney's Piece of Me - Love It or Leave It?

We were teased the other day with Brit's new hot video and now we have "Piece of Me" in its entirety. It's definitely a major improvement although still not the old Britney. This video is clearly a step up from Gimme More and the creative concept is so much better this time around although anything is better than strip pole dancing. Take a look and tell us if you love it or leave it!


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Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
No thank you. To all of her music and everything that she does and stands for, which is not much good at all anyway.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I wasn't aggravated at all. A bit shocked that you would tell me I don't enjoy life and take it there, but that wasn't hard to laugh off. I can defend my point of view and discuss pop culture without taking it seriously. No one is right or wrong in the matter of opinion, so there is no big deal! ~
LadyD LadyD 9 years
Jillness, you don't know why he committed suicide.... As for Britney - do you think a person of 'sound mind' would do all of the things that you described above? Ill mental health can come from all kinds of things, including alcohol and drugs and trauma. Sometimes people are too close to the problem to see it - they think they are in control, but clearly, they are not. And that makes them bad people? Obviously Kurt and Britney are different - the differences are obvious. However, it wasn't Kurt as a person that I was discussing so much as how the media reacted to his irresponsibleness and how people continue to excuse it, while Britney gets crucified. Hence, that is a double standard. If you want to think that she is scum of the earth, then that is fine. You don't have to like her! I am not trying to change your mind and it is clear that you're set in your ways. As a mother myself, I feel for her children, and I don't understand her actions. But, I am not going to come to conclusions when I do not personally know the girl and I do not know what is driving her to act the way she does. She is still a human being and I am so happy that I do not have to live under that type of scrutiny. I would have cracked a long time ago. I am really kind of burned out on discussing this. It is pointless. I like the cd. I like the video. We will have to agree to disagree and I hope you have a lovely holiday. At any rate, I apologize for getting you so aggravated.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
You say that you wish others were less judgemental, while you simultaniously judge others. More than a wee bit hypocritical, IMO. I didn't back pedal at all on Kurt. If you honestly don't see the difference between Kurt Cobain and Britney Spears, I can't help you. He killed himself because his music was becoming too corporate, and Britney can't do music with out a corporation guiding the way. HUGE difference. Nice way to avoid the fact that your mental illness excuse is something that is not based in fact. The reason that your "double standard" theory doesn't hold water, is that Britney's media scrutiny is brought on by herself. If she didn't want people to inspect her parenting skills, she wouldn't have x17 over to take pictures of her at her house with her kids. If she didn't want her marriage inspected, she wouldn't have created Chaotic to showcase her home movies. She wouldn't get in cars with paparazzi, she wouldn't wear their hats, have them auction off the only signed copy of her cd, tell them she loves them, and make them millions of dollars by flashing her privates for their profit. If someone snuck into your home and took pictures of your children, would you partner with them in an auction? No, not unless you wanted them at your home in the first place. She pimps her children out when she needs "good mother" PR, and that is inexcusable.
kelsen kelsen 9 years
I thought the video was OK. I'd imagine this might do better than "Gimme More" if only because the video has a little bit of a concept. And it doesn't take much of a concept to get on TRL these days... If someone likes the video, great. If they don't, great. It sounds like a lot of minds are made up already, and going around and around probably won't change who a person is a fan of, or not a fan of.
LadyD LadyD 9 years
If you feel that Britney is not a worthy artist....that is your opinion, just as the opposite is mine. Nice backpedal on the Kurt reference, because that's all it was, a reference - you felt the need to defend him and his 'vision' and that it somehow excused his irresponsibleness. My point is that there is a double standard in the entertainment industry, as I also pointed out from previous other examples. This is why Britney and her particular situation and how the public deals with it strikes such a nerve with me. This is why, after a year of browsing this site, I finally just signed in, and spoke up. I am not so silly as to think that I will change your way of thinking. I don't care in particular if you like Britney or not or if you buy her cd. But every person - famous or not, irresponsible or not, crazy or not - deserves some level of respect.
LadyD LadyD 9 years
I just really wish people were more tolerant of others. Less judgmental. Period. Everyone has issues. Everyone has problems. Everyone has done stupid things. The entertainment industry is full of airbrushing, damage control, and gossip. It is really easy to sit back and say this and that when it's not us who is under the media's scrutiny.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Ha! No need to remind me that there were 3 people in Nirvana. Waaay off topic, so I am confused as to what this has to do with this conversation. Need I remind you that Nirvana wrote their own music, and didn't just show up to "punch it in". I don't think someone needs to be admirable to be a great artist. But if you aren't a great artist, and you aren't a nice person, what good are you in the public eye? I am different from the people that enjoy watching her downfall. I wish she would keep private matters private so I don't have to see it or hear about it. We don't owe her an audience, just because some people think she USED to be entertaining.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I think there is a HUGE vast enormous difference between Kurt Cobain trying to shock people out of their comfort zones...and Britney walking down Rodeo with her cheeks hanging out. What did her cheeks have to do with her music? Kurt's rebellion was carried over from his music...notice the lack of guitar work, etc. He was really trying to make a statement artistically, not just trying to get attention from magazines. To compare the 2 is really just silly in my opinion. But go for it, if it makes you happy! ***None of the courts have said ANYTHING about Brit being mentally ill. So your assumptions about her not being in a sound mental state are just guesses and gossip.*** The idea that she is too self absorbed to be bothered with her kids or responsibilities IS supported in court documents, witness, monitors, etc. Those are the FACTS we have to go on. And I didn't say you were naive. If you look back, I said you sounded sweet (now, not so much). The fact that a video makes you get so catty to someone else and suggest that they don't "enjoy life" makes it clear that it IS more than just a video to you. If it was just about your booty, you wouldn't be telling my booty it doesn't enjoy life. What I meant by saying you were misled, is that there are some common everyday occurances in the lives of celebs/rich/famous people that I have a lot of expereince with. Brit's charade that she is the victim of the media and that the paparazzi are out of her control IS a lie. It is possible to avoid the paps 80% of the time. Angelina Jolie has been in LA filming for 2 months now, and you never see paparazzi shots of her unless she if filming. That is because there are small steps that famous people can take to avoid the paparazzi. Brit not only ignores these steps, she frequently goes to places like Robertson blvd. to go TO the paparazzi. That is what I meant by your being mislead.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
But since this a "Britney Spears" board, let's stay on topic.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Kurt Cobain led a very unstable life, and it came to tragic end. Unfortunately Ms. Spears is also leading a very unstable life, and at this moment in time, her life choices are speaking for louder than her "music". The Anna Nicole Smith tragedy was no ones fault but her own. She surrounded herself with "yes men" and enablers....Howard K. Stern and the doctor that was doping her daily. That is no different than Spears. While the public sat back and laughed at Anna Nicole, hence her show...the public has learned, that Spears' situation is NOT funny. But unfortunately there is nothing that anyone can do, but Spears. PS: I am not a fan of her music.
LadyD LadyD 9 years
And perhaps I should remind you that there were 2 other people in Nirvana - one of which who has gone on to great success on his own - Dave Grohl. He was a force behind alot of Nirvana's music - not just Kurt. I don't care 'how artistic someone is' - if you're going to criticize someone's character ....do it across the board. Be consistent. Kurt was a lousy father and lousy husband who often acted out when he didn't get his way. Don't justify him because he had a 'vision'.
LadyD LadyD 9 years
Actually, Kurt did go outside with his pants off. Or he wore make-up. Or he wore a dress. Or he did a multitude of other things to call attention to himself, but then yet he complained about it. He was every bit as self-absorbed as it would appear as Britney is. Even so, I bought Nirvana's records and I will continue to buy Britney's for as long as I like what she releases. People do all sorts of erratic things that don't make sense or seem frivolous to others when they are not in a sound mental state. I stand by the fact that those actions do not make Britney any less of a person. You can think that her song and video are poor - that is your opinion and that's cool. However, the majority seem to see something positive in the effort. I am not naive, so there is nothing misleading about Ms. Spears. I take the music for what it is - music. I don't think that it's some grand personal statement. It's just a song. If it makes my behind move, then I like it. I don't roll my eyes and go "Oh my, this sucks" in an air of superiority. Try it sometime - you might enjoy life a little bit more.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
One more thing... Kurt Cobain put in a MILLION times more thought into his music than Brit puts in to her music/performances/videos. People over looked his personal life because he had something to offer artistically and he worked very hard to protect his vision. (Check out the making of "Videos that Rocked the World" on VH1-Classic for more information).
Jillness Jillness 9 years
LadyD, yes there is a lot that goes on outside her plays for media attention. The Court has addressed those very really, credible, and important issues. It moves outside the realm of gossip when court monitors and Child Protective Services call her a danger to her kids because she is so self absorbed. It is just a pop song and video…very poorly done. If you compare this to videos that were done by other artists with tiny budgets, this video still doesn’t measure up. I myself think it is very sad to see people prop this video and “artist” up as something better than it actually is, simply because she managed to show up for work that day. Kurt Cobain didn’t have this kind of scrutiny because he didn’t ask the paparazzi to take pictures of him in his backyard with his kids. He didn’t go outside with out pants on. He didn’t willingly strip his clothes off on a beach 2 feet from a sweaty man with a camera. He CHOSE to keep his home life private. I am sorry if you have bought the lie she has sold about being a victim of the paparazzi. You seem like a sweetheart, but it does appear that you have been misled.
LadyD LadyD 9 years
Melissa: Your post is insightful and intelligent. It is interesting to me how people feel the need to point out the obvious (no, she isn't mother of the year, and yes, she makes very poor choices) and that this somehow makes her less of a person. Even the homeless person on the side of the street who doesn't bathe, who "has gross nails", who stinks, and is just trying to get a couple of bucks to get a beer is still a person. When did everyone become so harsh? Britney will learn her lessons eventually - albeit the hard way - but if that's what it takes...those are her mistakes to make. I don't think that people who actually have some insight to something other than the obvious are 'enablers', I think they just realize that there is more to this situation than just what we see in the media. You know, if you don't like the video or song...that's fine - whatever floats your boat - and I can respect that. Everyone has their own 'thing'. But it's a shame that people care so much about seeing the negative, that they can't just dig a pop song. It's just a pop song by a pop star! Take it for what it is. If you didn't have computers or tv or this site or any of the others, you wouldn't know what she did every day or what kind of mother she is. Kurt Cobain was a junkie who left his wife and daughter for days at a time and he proceeded to blow his own head off. Yet, he never lived under this much scrutiny (perhaps not everyone here is old enough to remember that...), nor did it stop people from buying his/Nirvana's music. The public continues to hold him in high regard...generally speaking, anyway. In fact, there are many 'celebrities' who aren't exactly great parents, but they don't get this kind of heat. If the public continues to crucify Britney, things will only get worse. I am afraid we will have another Anna Nicole on our hands - yet I get the feeling that would actually please quite a few people and that is disturbing. It makes me have a little less faith in humanity. For those who talk about how Britney has a duty to make the world a better place or contribute in some way, why not look inside yourselves? The tolerance and kindness that it takes to make a difference starts with the person you see in the mirror. You can't very well criticize her if you're not doing it yourself. Yet, it is slightly amusing to me how many people take time out of their day to be negative and criticize Britney Spears. They hate her so much, yet they can't help but talk about her (the proof is in the 200+ messages). In the end, you're talking, which is attention, which in reality is actually contributing to the 'enabling' that the open-minded people are accused of catering to. And for the record, I am a single mom of a four year old girl. She didn't come with instructions or a "How To" manual. It is the hardest job I have ever had and it's really just now - 4 and a half years later - that I feel like I am finally starting to 'get it right' in terms of parenting. As a parent...sure, I wish Britney would 'do the right things' and be a good mom to her kids - but it isn't for me to decide. It is something she has to come into on her own. Like I said, she will learn eventually....because there will come a time when she won't have to answer to the courts....she will have to answer to those two boys. And.... even with all of the things that I don't care for in terms of her personal life, I like the cd. I like the video. And if that makes me an 'enabler', then so be it. I listen to music for the music, not for the moral aptitude of its artist.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
Hey tibia Of course, you can post your opinion regarding Britney. I want to make sure everyone respects each other and their opinion regardless if you agree or not. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to private message me as I would be happy to answer them. thanks team
tiabia tiabia 9 years
I thinks it's only fair that I can come on the Britney Spears postings and post my opinion often as I'd like. I find it funny how there is a double standard going on around this site.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
I'm guessing 2008 will give us pretty much the same as 2007.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
My best friend lost her mother to cancer this year, her newborn got bacterial menengitis, she lost her job, and her father had a blood clot. THAT is having a bad year. What Britney did was act like a child for 15 months and suffer the consequences.
siúcra-gaelach siúcra-gaelach 9 years
not a fan... there's still no fire in her eyes - she can't put a little more enthusiasm in her dance moves?? and what's with her nasty bun throughout half the video? she was almost there... oh well.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
I must admit that this video doesn't compare to "Toxic" or other videos but it is a million times better than the last video. Clearly 2007 was not Britney's year but who knows what the future holds.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
Hey Everyone, We do not want any comments like your wrong or stupid and they will be removed from the site. Everyone needs to respect each other regardless if you agree with another member's opinion. If anyone is being disrespectful or offensive, please report them immediately. thanks team
Mizlizzle Mizlizzle 9 years
I'm happy to see Brit looking so good. Sure, she's still a mess in her day to day life and this video doesn't come close to the old Brit we love, but she pulled it together enough for us to know that the beautiful, talented girl is still in there somewhere. I think she just needs some help and a lot of support - I'm still cheering for the come back!
browneyedchica browneyedchica 9 years
I like what you wrote, Melissa. Especially the last sentence, "Go ahead, flame me." I defintely have felt the same way. It's all a bit high school; you don't agree with what I'm saying so you're wrong or stupid. I think the whole point of this is to be able to write what you think. Some people feel the need not to give that same courtesy to others. On the other hand there have been times when I've disagreed with someone on here. For example, Greggie did not agree with me but just pointed that out without being rude. :)
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