Britney Spears Feels Pressure To Be Sexy

Before there was Miley, there was Britney. And, there was the other controversial Rolling Stone cover, which featured a 17-year-old Spears in her underwear. It was a pretty hot look for the underage pop star. So, it probably comes as no surprise that Spears has always felt pressure to be sexy. In a video interview with Showbiz 411, Britney spoke candidly about the connection between being a successful artist and having a sexy persona. “I think it just goes with what I do…it’s my job to portray more of a sex kitten than what I really am at home with my kids — a monster mom.” Monster Mom — and one of the bestselling music artists of all time — Spears tells the interviewer that overall, and “especially in Los Angeles,” there is pressure to look good, “to have the right nose, the right body.”
But, the "Work B**ch" singer doesn't just have negative things to say about the pressure. She likens her sexy-stage performances to therapy, “I'm really shy in person — so when I get on stage, it's really good for me to become this different character." But, what about when she was starting out? Was posing provocatively with a Telly Tubby in any way therapeutic for young Britney Jean? It's hard to imagine how we would deal with being told our job depended on looking sexy at any age, but to be told that as a teenager? The mind boggles. It would have been great to have heard the pro sound off on some of these questions, but instead we were left with what Ms. Spears would tell her teenage self if she could travel back in time. The answer? "Rock on." (Digital Spy)
Advertisement
britopPhoto: Via Digital Spy.
Advertisement

More from Entertainment

A new Anne of Green Gables movie is on the way! Those of you who have been fearing the inevitable tense political debate with a long-lost relative that ...
There are two kinds of TV-watchers out there. The first are normal, well-balanced people who are dying from the very beginning to know how a series ends...
As someone who is about to have a daughter, this hits me deep in my core. #NeverTrump https://t.co/BIG4J0mkM6— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) September 24, ...
The Press Conference conveys all the secret conversations we're not suppose to know about right before the news hits big
On Friday, Kylie Jenner started getting her Hidden Hills, CA, home ready for All Hallows Eve. "I’m decorating my house for Halloween," she announced via ...
surprise number 1 @mileycyrus @billyidol #iheartfestival A video posted by Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on Sep 23, 2016 at 8:24pm PDT Miley Cyrus...
At first glance, you might mistake this photo for a late '90s snapshot of Cruel Intentions-era Reese Witherspoon on the red carpet, but no. The poised ...
(Paid Content) When a movie like Disney's Queen of Katwe comes out, you know award season is upon us. The inspiring new film has all the makings of an ...
NBC News reports that Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account was hacked and had her photos stolen and put up for sale. The hack came to light after U.K. paper ...
Update: Kendall Jenner has offered a response to those who did not like her ballet shoot for Vogue España, kind of. She shared several photos from the ...
Though it's barely been a month since news of cute celebrity couple du jour, Ariana Grande and Mac Miller, broke via photos of the duo locking lips at a ...
Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16 A photo posted by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:40pm PDT Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Levine have ...
Update: Marion Cotillard's longtime partner, Guillaume Canet, has also weighed in on the Pitt-Jolie divorce rumors. In a post on Instagram, he wrote a long...
The Pfeffermans are back! To quickly get up to speed, check out our Binge Club for season 2. Already set? Let's get this started. Episode 1: "Elizah" ...