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Britney Spears Sings ‘Something To Talk About’ Live in Response to Critics Slamming Her for Lip-Syncing

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Britney Spears strayed from her usual set list and gave her critics “something to talk about.”

The 35-year-old singer, decked out in a racy black ensemble, surprised the audience at her Piece of Me residency in Las Vegas on Saturday with a live rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s 1991 hit “Something to Talk About.”

Before she began, she addressed the crowd by saying, “So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, right? This morning I woke up and I was like, ‘There’s a lot of things going on in the world’ and stuff, but basically I looked and I was like, you know what, the press and the media my whole life … you know, it’s really crazy, one minute they tear you down and they’re really horrible, and the next minute you’re on top of the world, you know?”

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“I’ve never really spoke about it, you know, and I’m a Southern girl. I’m from Louisiana,” the pop star continued as the audience cheered. “I’m from the South and I like to keep it real, so I want to just make sure I keep having you motherfers something to talk about, okay?”

Britney singing "Something to Talk About" live 😵 #shook #pieceofme

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In an interview with an Israeli TV show prior to her upcoming performance in Tel Aviv on July 3, Spears addressed the lip-syncing allegations when a reporter asked how much of her concerts are live.

“A lot of people think that I don’t sing live,” she said. “Usually, because I’m dancing so much, I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback. It really pisses me off because I am busting my a– out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it, you know?”

During a break in her Singapore concert in June, the Grammy winner stopped the show to wish her bodyguard Jacob a happy birthday with a live sing-along — as a dancer stood by with a birthday cake and sparkling candle.