Britney Spears a Complete Disaster on MTV VMAs

September 9, 2007 by  

OH. MY. GOD. Britney Spears may never come back from this. I just watched her MUCH-hyped opening number of tonight’s MTV VMAs, and the girl has lost it. Yes, of course she’s lost her mind (we knew this when she married her first husband), but sadly Britney has lost the much needed IT that made her the mega-star she once was (back before cheating on Timberlake, marrying K-Fed, the babies, the booze…well you know the story.)

Where to being? Well, first off, she looked nervous as all hell. Nervous like I’ve never seen somebody of her experience and caliber look ever before. Her eyes showed nothing but fear from the opening notes of the song. Once known for her fierce dancing, Britney struggled through her dance routine looking like she was going to forget the choreography at any moment. Her eyes darted around to her backup dancers for help like a little girl in her first dance recital who was afraid she was going to forget all the steps. She looked absolutely lost on the stage. And even in the parts where she was more confident in the choreography, she gave nothing to the dance moves. Britney may have never had the best voice (can she even sing?), but she always knew how to work the dance floor as a distraction, and now it seems that she’s also lost that.

You know the other thing Britney forgot? How to lip synch to her own music. Again, Brit always had a talent for the lip synching, but tonight she was all over the place. Missing words, coming in late to the chorus. What a disaster.

I was talking with some friends earlier in the week about her performance tonight, and I said that she was too much of a mess to stage a comeback at this point in time. I honestly felt that a bad performance now could have a detrimental effect on Britney really restarting her career – and I fear that I’m right. Britney has alway been nothing if not a performer, and if she can’t pull it together on one of the most important nights of her entire career I think she may be done. Maybe she shouldn’t have stayed out partying until 3am this morning and maybe rehearsed a bit (or a lot) more. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I wasn’t expecting what I just saw. I think was her last shot and she blew it. Britney – best of luck to you…may I some day have to eat my words.

And yeah, I didn’t really comment on the outfit, because it was just so wrong.

Did you catch Britney’s performance on the VMAs? What did you think about it?

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75 Responses to “Britney Spears a Complete Disaster on MTV VMAs”

  1. greta on September 10th, 2007 8:02 am

    Guys for god sake! Give her a break! She is sick obviously…but she is been a hit for a long time and at a very young age!! When u were going to high school she was dancing in front of thousands of people!! Could u have done that at 18? …I want to see that! Yes she does make money…but obviously it’s not everything in life. Anyway she is been a good target for all our bad feelings about ourselfs for months…and somebody sure made money out of that! Anyway…hope she gets better! If she could pull it off 10 years ago she will again..just hard times.good luck brit!!

  2. Leo on September 10th, 2007 8:29 am

    My monther was open the whole time not in “aww” but in “oh my God kill me now” that was horrible I have seen car crashes more entertaining then that. When she was “done” I want to take my brother’s gun and shoot myself but Sara saved my from that when she called here kids the cuttiest mistake ever. And to the people defending Britney give it up it ant doing any good so save your words. She sucks, ganna lose her kids, never ganna come back form this she should just reitre with what ever money she has left cause nobody wants her around any more exseped for K Fed he wants her money. Ta ta

  3. Mannie on September 10th, 2007 8:55 am

    Greta – there are many people who are a hit for a long time and end up loosing it all. Britney isn’t 18 anymore, she’s 25 which is another reason she should have done better. She’s been performing for 17 years. There is no excuse. If I had been doing something for that long, I definitely wouldn’t look like an amateur. Most of the people commenting aren’t saying that she wasn’t ONCE great, we’re just saying she needs to give it up and live in the background for a little while if she wants a comeback. I’d say she probably needs to stay out of the spotlight until her kids are old enough to start school. Also, I don’t have bad feelings about myself and I don’t think anyone else saying what a poor job she did last night has bad feelings about themselves either.

  4. Christine on September 10th, 2007 9:05 am

    If you think about it, maybe she *was* nervous because she wasn’t sure how the crowd would accept her. Would they boo? Maybe. Also, if you look at the video, her boots were extremely high, rendering her unable to dance around as much. It was also portraying her to look sexy and no one else was dancing around as much as your favorite “One More Time” video. Give her a break. If I looked like that after having 2 kids, I’d just stand there, too. Naked. Maybe she didn’t want her wig to fall off. That’s the last thing she needed.

    (“They want more? Well, I’ll give them more!”) “Gimme More” is pretty much a mockery at how much attention the public gives celebrities. “Oh snap, Britney farted! Click the link to hear it!” She’s young and has gone through a lot. More than half the people in their 20s haven’t done nearly as much as she has. People in their 20s are even still developing their brain’s frontal lobe, for crying out loud. I’m 27 (her age) and wouldn’t begin to know how to handle the public, a sorry ass husband, not being able to do anything ‘normal’ without people trying to take a picture of it. Look at how much is focused on Paris and she’s only famous because she was in a porno. You don’t hear about any other hotel mogul’s children. Give it a rest, let her be and go click the link on why Mary Kate or Posh won’t smile. Who? Cares!

  5. Give Me My Remote on September 10th, 2007 9:18 am

    But Christine, if her boots were high or she felt uncomfortable in her outfit then why did she wear them? Artists have a choice when it comes to that – definitely Britney Spears.

    If Britney wanted a break from the paparazzi she could do something to help her situation. I’m not saying it would be immediate, but if she were to leave LA and get away the paparazzi, over time, would become more manageable. She goes out to the hottest clubs all the time – she knows the razi will be there.

    She’s no 18, she’s 25. I have friends that had two young children when they were 25 and their focus was on their children and NOT going out all the time. They were lucky to go out once a month because your life HAS to change when you have kids.

    You might not hear about other hotel mogul’s children because they don’t seek out the spotlight like Paris Hilton does.

  6. suzanne on September 10th, 2007 9:31 am

    I agree with greta. Why are you roasting that poor girl who is obviously un well. She is a product of our society. Encourage don’t feast on her carcus. My goodness you were so bored you wanted to shoot yourself then honey I’m worried for you!! And the other person commenting on how you would have done have you done it did youever do it?? No so go do it and then you can talk about how and what you have done instead and advise her till then you cannot even compare yourself to britney. I pray that britney reconcile with her family and that she has some healing to move onto whatever it is she will do next inlife. My heart and positive thoughts go out to her in this obviously difficult time.

  7. Christine on September 10th, 2007 9:50 am

    I see your point about the boots, but as far as a break from the paparazzi, I’m not so sure I could agree. Those guys are savages. A certain site that is adverti’z’ed on here had Andy Dick chasing them down some random street. They’re savages trying to get something, anything on film. I guess, to a certain extent people like the attention. Someone else commented that she’s sick, which is highly possible. Why can’t her mother step in and say something. Then again, we’ve all had moments where we figured mom didn’t know best. She is a mother and should portray herself a little more as such. You’re right, she should take a time-out, but something tells me they wouldn’t let her…so…while we don’t agree with it…her choice is to give ’em more.

  8. Patty on September 10th, 2007 10:39 am

    I can’ t feel sorry for someone who is as rich as God and refuses to listen to anyone but herself. I find it hard to believe that NOBODY around her has told her to get out of LA and find a cave to raise her children in. It’s not like she has to move to Idaho or anything. Come to Texas! There are quite a few pap favorites here and you never hear anything about them unless they are courting the paps. I have seen a few around town, walking like normal people – no paps anywhere. Brit is obviously going through a crisis but she needs to start thinking of her children.

  9. Mannie on September 10th, 2007 11:30 am

    In response to “And the other person commenting on how you would have done have you done it did youever do it?? No so go do it and then you can talk about how and what you have done instead and advise her till then you cannot even compare yourself to britney.”

    Alright, I won’t compare myself to Britney (plus that wasn’t really what my point was), but I will give you examples of people who had public meltdowns and have gone down the path Britney has gone. Some (very few) have recovered, but most can not comeback. And please don’t start with how Britney started younger. That fight is pointless. These people were just as big. There was Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr.

    Hopefully Britney will wake up and have a comeback, but I think she needs to take some time off before she tries. I think her mom needs to take the path of Martin Sheen later this year when Britney decides to go back into rehab and checks herself out early and save her life. Give her some tough love.

  10. SuzyQ on September 10th, 2007 12:04 pm

    GRETA YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOO RIGHT. You guys who say you would have this you would have that BUT YOU HAVE NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….go do it and then you can talk till you have hush…25 is a kid , you ! become a woman infront of the world. I hope she reunites with her mother somehow… poor brit…love goes out to you mama…

  11. Merrie on September 10th, 2007 12:28 pm

    http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1568788&vid=173440

    MTV won’t air the VMAs again, but you can watch the show online.

    Britney is done. She looked stoned, not nervous. I really wished she could have made a comeback, but I doubt her career will recover from that.

  12. Cayce80 on September 10th, 2007 7:36 pm

    She just seems really off balance; like it’s hard for her to concentrate and get her bearings straight. It’s really sad, actually. I’ve never been a huge fan, but I really feel pity for her and Lindsay Lohan and all the young celebs these days having drug problems and all that. I think they’re surrounded by ‘yes’ men/women who enable them to continue these kinds of behaviors. If they had real friends, they wouldn’t be in these situations. It’s a shame. I hope she can get her act together; for herself and for her children.

  13. joe on September 11th, 2007 3:29 am

    Who gives a SHIT???

  14. Pinky on September 11th, 2007 10:30 am

    Oh Britney, I don’t know why you wen’t more prepared. I think even people who never liked your music wanted you to suceed. I wanted you too just to see that smirk on Paris’ face wiped off. I know you must be embarrassed, but just make this a learning experience. Step back out of the spotlight for now, concentrate on your beautiful boys, make your relationship with your mom work ( Trust me on this, you only have one mom), work on getting healty again, emotionally and physically, give back … find a cause that you are passioniate about, then, if you really want your career, in a couple of years, make us all proud. You can do it. Oh, and another thing, you see just how many of your “friends” stuck by you after this. Do yourself a favor, and drop them. They are just fame and money hungry groupies.

  15. JAWS on September 11th, 2007 4:07 pm

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    ho ho ho Looks like Britney’s got a new lick pardner!!!

  16. gema on September 12th, 2007 10:34 am

    Horrible, i feel bad for the girl, that was not a comeback. I think she should forget about making a comeback and make a career change. She’s a mother of two already and she should put more focus on that than on making a COMBACK

  17. gema on September 12th, 2007 10:35 am

    Horrible, i feel bad for the girl, that was not a comeback. I think she should forget about making a comeback and make a career change. She’s a mother of two already and she should put more focus on that than on making a COMBACK. I hope this is a wake up call…..and i hope she never makes a mistake like this again!

  18. Lisa on September 13th, 2007 11:54 pm

    I personally wish people would just leave Britney alone. She looks F****** awesome and it was not nearly as horrible as everyone keeps saying. I admit she looked very nervous, but with everything she has been through lately, who blames the girl. All I got to say is GO BRITNEY, you still got it!!!!!!

  19. Cassandra Drew on September 14th, 2007 2:55 pm

    Her performance did not surprised me at all. Britney Spears has been a fraud all along. The woman has no talent, can she sing? NO! She has been an over-paid stripper who lipsyncs to pre-recorded computerized music. She was once a pretty, interesting ‘performer’, hell, I even liked her “Oops I Did It Again” video, she was cute, but does she have REAL talent? …again, NO! I am not a fan of her “music”, because I only pay for artists that can SING LIVE! and possess real talent. She needs to commit herself to a sanitarium, sober up and enjoy her money, and be a mother.

  20. Franny on January 12th, 2008 10:01 am

    Listen guys,
    This is a child, who ended up having children, success, money and extreme privilige too young. Her own mother and father couldn’t guide her. It seems to me that they were too busy cashing in on their daughters’ (pleural) success to bother with setting limits and helping them adjust to lives of excess and frivolous wealth. Britney isn’t alone. Her baby sister is following in her footsteps…she’s pregnant and 16. Were were Mom and Dad?! I know young women have great difficulty building up self-esteem and confidence growing up. I can’t image having all these issue while also juggling motherhood, the paparazzi and that fake Hollywood ideal of perfection.
    Britney, get out. Go to a sanctuary outside of Hollywood. You do not have to “fix” yourself. Just start listening to your own inner voice. The one that you’re ignoring…the one that keeps trying to tell you that you are ok just the way you are. Stop listening to the hype and the hate. Go get clean and well, for your sake and for those beautiful little boys who will need you the rest of their lives. I wish you peace and wellness. Franny

  21. Franny on January 12th, 2008 10:03 am

    Listen guys,
    This is a child, who ended up having children, success, money and extreme privilige too young. Her own mother and father couldn’t guide her. It seems to me that they were too busy cashing in on their daughters’ (pleural) success to bother with setting limits and helping them adjust to lives of excess and frivolous wealth. Britney isn’t alone. Her baby sister is following in her footsteps…she’s pregnant and 16. Were were Mom and Dad?! I know young women have great difficulty building up self-esteem and confidence growing up. I can’t image having all these issues while also juggling motherhood, the paparazzi and that fake Hollywood ideal of perfection.
    Britney, get out. Go to a sanctuary outside of Hollywood. You do not have to “fix” yourself. Just start listening to your own inner voice. The one that you’re ignoring…the one that keeps trying to tell you that you are OK just the way you are. Stop listening to the hype and the hate. Go get clean and well, for your sake and for those beautiful little boys who will need you the rest of their lives. I wish you peace and wellness. Franny

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  24. Marisela Mustoe on September 16th, 2010 6:21 am

    Just saw the BS alert page on Britney’s web site. It seems that the story about Jason proposing in Hawaii was completely fabricated.

  25. Kyle on January 15th, 2011 8:08 am

    I hope y’all are happy with her future comeback now. Bitches.