Britney Spears has something to say to those who have spent years calling the pop star out for allegedly lip-syncing her way through live performances.
“How much of your show is live?” the interviewer asked Spears.
“I’m glad you’re addressing this question because it’s really funny. A lot of people think I don’t sing live,” Spears said in an interview with an Israeli television station prior to her July 3 concert in Tel Aviv.
“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,” Spears said. “It really pisses me off because I am busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it, you know?”
Exclusive: Britney in a new interview for the Israeli TV about her playback issue! pic.twitter.com/19NKnnRgH0
— Britney In Israel (@Stan4Godney) June 27, 2017
At the beginning of June, accusations that the singer lip-syncs during live performances started up again when a video from a Tokyo concert surfaced.
The video shows the singer accidentally getting her microphone caught in her hair. While she tries to untangle the microphone, her vocals remained audible.
Spears admitted in her recent interview that she does use a playback track to keep things running smoothly during her dance routines on stage.
In a profile of Spears’ Piece of Me show on Medium’s Matter, Adam Leber, a member of the Toxic singer’s management team said, “To put on the show that she puts on, it’s virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does. She’s singing on every song, basically, when she has the ability to sing. There’s no way you can dance for 90 minutes straight and sing the entire time.”
Spears has upcoming concerts scheduled in Hong Kong and Singapore before she begins the final run of her Las Vegas residency on Aug. 9 at the Axis at Planet Hollywood.