We Need To Talk About Britney Spears And Beyoncé
A mini manifesto.
This is Britney Spears.
This is Beyoncé.
Both Britney and Beyoncé have been relevant in the music industry for nearly 20 years.
Twenty years is a long-ass time considering how fickle the industry can be...
...ESPECIALLY toward women.
Britney has faced setbacks.
Both have been able to overcome them.
Last night, Britney heroically returned to a stage that nearly destroyed her nine years ago.
Beyoncé returned to a stage to rightfully celebrate the massive accomplishment that is Lemonade.
That's two amazingly different accomplishments for two women who have made lasting careers and continue to have an impact in an industry that would have rather they both failed.
We live in a world where successful women are constantly being pitted against each other.
You never hear people pitting Usher against Justin Timberlake or Justin Bieber against Calvin Harris.
It's perfectly okay to like Britney and Beyoncé.
It's totally fine to root on everyone.
After all, Beyoncé is a Britney fan.
Britney is a Beyoncé fan.
We're all in this together.
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