Britney is the 🐐🐐🐐

Ok, I’ll admit it- the only goal that 16 year old Rich had was to marry Britney Spears some day. Now that I got that out of the way, I have to say that I always was rooting for Britney- even when she had that ridiculous marriage to “K-Fed,” shaved her head, and seemed to be off the deep end. Oh sure, I thought she was off her rocker, but I was hoping for the best.

The other night she performed at the VMA’s, which makes it feel like 2002 all over again. It was really good, in the sense that any pop music can be. Unless you’re this guy, and have made the air Beyonce breathes better than the rest of us:

“When Beyoncé kills a 16-minute re-creation of much of Lemonade, nailing every note while dancing her ass off, how can you look at Britney Spears lip-synch her way through a song — often missing the words — and not be a little embarrassed for her?

It’s rather unfair because if we were being generous — and when it comes to Britney Spears, the survivor, she deserves our generosity as she mounts a comeback — the performance probably would have garnered great reviews had it been able to stand on its own and not suffer immediate Beyoncé comparisons.

As far as its staging, it was probably the most artistic Spears had crafted in a number in years, and certainly on the VMAs stage. But then, of course, Beyoncé had just re-created Lemonade, flooding the stage with powerful imagery of blackness, feminism, and empowerment. Artistry is being judged at a whole other level once Beyoncé walks into a room.”

Nah, no thanks, bro. I get that other people love Beyonce, and everyone can have their cup of tea, but I’m totally unimpressed. I wasn’t a fan in the “Destiny’s Child” days, and I’m not a fan in the “Lemonade” days either. I’m sorry, but no. Britney Spears was the icon of the 2000’s, the biggest thing in pop music for close to a decade. Beyonce has built a rather large fan base on her own, which is cool for her, but if you’re asking me to pick which I like more, as someone who listens to more rock and hip-hop than pop, I’m going Britney. Hands down.

In fact, I’ll just say it- it’s Britney who is the queen of the generation of pop artists who came out around 2000. She’s the G.O.A.T. She is the best artist of the group, she is the best entertainer of the group. Does she have the greatest voice ever? I dunno there, but she does fine. I’m glad to see that Britney re-grew the hair, got back on stage, and killed it again, even if the cult followers of Beyonce didn’t like sharing the attention.