Britney Spears trots out her fake British accent during a concert in London

Britney Spears performs at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

I didn’t realize that Britney Spears’ costumes for her current tour are so uncomfortable-looking. They’re also pretty budget-looking, like some really cheap lingerie got sewn together with stiff-looking pieces of plastic. Say what you will about Beyonce and Taylor Swift, but their touring costumes look A) expensive and B) comfortable. Anyway, Britney has been on her Piece of Me Tour for a few months. She performed in London at the O2 arena on Friday, and I guess Britney just loves being in Great Britain, because she immediately adopts a very hokey British accent as soon as she arrives. She even tried to use her BRIT(ney) accent on stage:

You know what I love about this? Britney isn’t doing a posh English accent, like the kind of accent I practice after I’ve binge-watched some Jane Austen miniseries adaptation. My fake British accent could cut glass! I sound like the Queen mixed with Alicia Vikander. No, Britney sounds like she’s trying to mimic the “lower class” British accent of, like, one the stars of a British reality show. Is this a Love Island accent? What is it?

Britney has a history of doing British accents for no real reason. She’s been doing it for years and no one really knows why. Maybe the explanation is just this simple: she likes to practice her fake accent and no one has told her “girl, your accent is terrible!”

Britney Spears performs at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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  1. Gaby says:

    God bless her!

    I think she just likes being silly, and yes, probably no-one has ever told her that is terrible. But I remember watching her on MTV back in the day, and she was pretty goofy. I’m glad that she feels comfortable doing it in front of people nowadays because all the uncomfortable pics and interviews just make me cringe, she always looks like she is about to have a panic attack in them.

    Regarding the clothes, I think everyone around her just wants to keep pretending is 2001 still. Everything is so dated, her clothes, her makeup, her style.

    • BooRadley says:

      Agree completely. Dated looks and her people aren’t being honest with her. But god bless Brit brit I only want good things for her

  2. Obvious is Obvious says:


    So much second hand embarrassment. Poor Britney. I somehow feel like nothing she ever does is her fault. I view her as perpetually being 16 years old (even though I obviously know better). She’s just not a grown up to me. Same way I viewed Michael Jackson.

    Also re: costumes. She’s pretty, uh, cheap. Even in her actual life, with clothes. I never see her wear designer anything, only when it’s borrowed on a red carpet. When she does her little fashion shows on Instagram, she looks like she’s wearing fashion nova.

  3. Pamm says:

    Love me some Britney. She’s ‘picking’ up British accent just like Meghan did. It’s no biggie. Professional Linguists on this site said Meghan’s British accent was normal, so I guess Brittney’s accent is normal too.

    • themummy says:

      She is not “picking up” the accent. I’m a linguist. I have a PhD in linguistics and language acquisition. People do not pick up accents that quickly and she has been there only for a few show dates. That’s just silliness. Meghan also has not picked up an accent, either. There are psychological reasons for Meghan’s VERY slight accent emulation when speaking to British people–but it is NOT accent acquisition. At all. Regardless, take Meghan out of the equation–this is about Britney. She’s over there doing some concert dates. Absolutely no way has she picked up a British accent while over there for a few work dates.

      • themummy says:

        I should also add that there are videos of Britney doing a fake British accent going back many years. She does it to be silly and because she just likes doing it. But she’s done it for YEARS and YEARS.

  4. TiaMaria says:

    No judgement here but I was at her Glasgow concert last week, she had a guy Euan on stage and she thought his name was Urine! Cringe.

  5. Seán says:

    “Is this a Love Island accent?”

    Kaiser, your American is showing! 😂

    The UK has so many different accents – not just Jane Austen and reality TV ones! Haha!

  6. Busyann says:

    So, I’m southern, without a discernable accent, but one day, while driving with my mom, I said something to her and it came out in the most random, perfect British accent. It just sort of happened and was funny as heck. We do have some British roots, so I guess I dug deep for that. Can’t fault Britney for whatever this is. It’s cute and fun.

  7. Rapunzel says:

    Those costumes are awful and she looks so terrible in them.

  8. smcollins says:

    I work with a girl who occasionally busts out a British accent (we live on the east coast of the U.S., Maryland to be exact). No reason, just completely random. I guess some people just like to change it up every now and then 🤷‍♀️

  9. Mare Lica says:

    Her grandma came from UK to United States so she is probably doing her accent <3

    • kristen says:

      I was about to say the same thing! Britney’s grandmother emigrated to the US from the UK. I’m sure she has fond memories of her accent.

  10. CharliePenn says:

    It does not bode well! British accent + pink wig were some of the last signs of Brit losing it before her big meltdown.
    She’s a goofball too though. I hope she was just being goofy. But if we see that pink wig emerge again…

  11. Boodiba says:

    Oh my – those costumes are the polar opposite of flattering.

  12. Persistent says:

    Those costumes should be a reminder to us all that even the best of bodies can look terrible in the wrong clothing choices! Tailors are your friends! Lol.

  13. Beth says:

    Those are hideous, cheap looking costumes. Faking accents is tough and almost always sounds completely wrong

  14. Christina says:

    Idk I thought it was pretty good.

  15. nikki says:

    He accent is weird, but girlfriend has some guns on her now, damn.

  16. Taylor says:

    Her grandmother was British. She said once in an interview that she started mimicking the accent when she was younger and it just stuck. She’s just being silly. It’s completely harmless and she’s done it as far back as interviews when she first came on the scene in 1998. I don’t know why everyone has to pick apart every little thing she does. Get a life & leave.Britney.ALONE!