This is Britney Spears. Seriously. I mean, in some of these shots, she looks Britney-esque, but there’s something else going on, right? Did Britney get nipped and tucked? If she did, I have to say… it’s pretty good work, because I can’t exactly pinpoint what’s different. She’s definitely lost weight, so maybe this is her maturing face, plus Mario Testino’s lighting, plus Photoshop. Britney covers the latest issue of V Magazine to celebrate that 100th edition. Brit-Brit also gave V Magazine a rare interview. In print, her attitude seems so different too.
Life in the public eye: “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. You know, Justin Bieber, he’s huge, and he experiences that. It’s just the way the world works, unfortunately. I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I kind of don’t pay attention to it. I have my relationship with God and myself and that’s what matters to me. I really don’t care what most people think.”
Her ninth studio album: “Honestly, I’m just particular with this record. It’s my baby, and so I really want it done right. I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. I just know that the direction I’m going in is so good. It’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I’m proud of the work, and it’s very different; it’s not what you would think at all.”
For a long time, I thought that Britney – or Team Britney – had some of the best pop-song-writers in the business. I haven’t thought that in years though. Hopefully, Britney is working with the same people that write music for Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, because I would probably enjoy a radio-friendly comeback from Britney in a major way. Also, do you believe this? “I have my relationship with God and myself and that’s what matters to me. I really don’t care what most people think.” I don’t believe she THINKS about what other people think. It’s not that she doesn’t care, she just doesn’t think about it.
PS… Here’s a recent Instagram of Britney – see, her face looks pretty normal here? So is the V Mag stuff just Photoshop and Testino?
Photos courtesy of Mario Testino/V Magazine.