Britney Spears On ‘Britney Jean’ Promotion Criticism: ‘I Have Nothing To Prove’

Published: Monday 30th Dec 2013 by David

With a fan base that’s stuck by her through thick and thin and a career that’s seen her reach heights unlikely to be attained by even her strongest of competitors, Britney Spears is without a doubt the most groundbreaking act to debut within the last twenty years.

So, with this fact and her former sales figures in mind, her fans had believed the unveiling of her new album ‘Britney Jean’ would bring it with a promotional campaign worthy of the icon’s star power.

A campaign, that would do everything in its power to ensure pulled in commendable sales at worst and mind blowing digits at best. Alas, these fans received quite the shock when the promotional plan employed to push the album felt too ‘relaxed’ for their liking, doing little to give the project a healthy of chance of rocking the charts.

Now, in an interview with ‘USA Today’, the ‘Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know’ singer has revealed why she avoided a ‘Born This Way’– like campaign.

Read below…

She explained:

“I love what I do, and at this point in my career, I don’t feel like I have anything to prove. I didn’t do much promotion for the new album for that reason. I don’t feel like I have to do every TV show. I just want to perform and inspire people. When I’m tired and I see one of my dancers pick up my part, they inspire me. I think that’s why we’re here, to inspire each other.”


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  1. Super Cisus December 30, 2013

    Who is she inspiring with those lazy robotic dance moves kii b**** bye your basic

  2. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013


    kiii That’s what they say when they begin to FLOP!

    You have everything to prove. Your fans want the old Britney back, if you’re not going to give it 100%, have a f****** seat and stop embarrassing yourself. BYE

  3. RoyalKev December 30, 2013

    Ugh! Britney is so sweet, you really can’t dislike the girl. She’s right, there isn’t anything left for her to prove! When your at a certain level and you reach a point in your career where you’ve been there and done it all you can play by your own rules.

  4. Lolz December 30, 2013

    I like what she said about Beyonce recently.

  5. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    Here comes the “She has TWO useless diamond albums” blah blah blah

    Yes,from 1999 kiiii

  6. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    “I didn’t do much promotion for the new album”

    Beyonce didn’t promote either………….

    New excuse pleaseeeeeee kiii

  7. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013


    Beyonce didn’t promote AT ALL 😉

  8. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 30, 2013

    Brit, let this be your last studio album. You’re right, you don’t have to prove anything to anyone as you were a great performer, but again “was” a great performer as in past tense. Now you’re tarnishing your own legacy with this sloppy album era and awkward performances that’s actually more embarrassing for the viewers to watch. Being lazy shouldn’t be what a “legend” like yourself should aspire to be, regardless of what stage your at in your career..

  9. MC!! December 30, 2013

    she doesn’t have anything else to prove she knows what its like being the most top celeb to the most slammed celeb so I’m with britney. currently Britney is the only artist in history to have a number one single and a number one album in each of the three decades of her career.

  10. TC!!! December 30, 2013

    slay hive why you so bothered about Britney tho

  11. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    of course a Mooriah fan would agree!

    Flops of a feather, stick together.

    Maybe the lambchops and S****** Stains can start an Ancient Diamond Album’s club 😉

    They seem to be more interested in PAST album sales, then their faves current “talent” status

    Just a suggestion

  12. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    I’m not bothered. Just stating my opinion. There’s a difference 😉

  13. Jay_Scorpio_Navy_General December 30, 2013

    Let’s not bring Beyoncé into this discussion please….. Beyoncé will drop albums until she is 1000 years old and never see the album sales Britney spawned in her career….

    Beyoncé strips down in her videos…. Runs to Starbucks….. Runs to K Mart …. Has commercials on rotation for album and still won’t see 2x platinum in the USA with this garbage for an album!!!!

  14. Jay_Scorpio_Navy_General December 30, 2013

    Let’s not bring Beyoncé into this discussion please….. Beyoncé will drop albums until she is 1000 years old and never see the album sales Britney spawned in her career….

    Beyoncé strips down in her videos…. Runs to Starbucks….. Runs to K Mart …. Has commercials on rotation for album and still won’t see 2x platinum in the USA with this garbage for an album!!!!

    The HIVE needs to get off the Legends back and start pushing their flop!

  15. Loyalty December 30, 2013

    I like Britney shes a sweet person but to me when people say that it’s just a way to excuse your flopping. Whenever you put something in public domain you have something to prove no matter how success you have been.

    @Slay_Hive Did you hear about what she said about the Queen?

  16. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 30, 2013

    She’s right. I hope Britney Jean is her last album. I hope she finds her happiness after this evil industry has done her dirty for so long

  17. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    Obviously Beyonce doesn’t need the sales Britney HAD to still be relevant! She is CURRENTLY selling, something S****** won’t ever do again! kiii

    “till won’t see 2x platinum in the USA with this garbage for an album!!!!”

    Weren’t ya’ll saying she wasn’t going gold though? and look what happened smh

    How so, it’s already PLATINUM in less than a month with NO promo, NO hit singe (yet), and NO performances. When she actually starts to promote, her sales will increase! This album will sell more than 4. I’m sure you know that by now 😉

  18. Loyalty December 30, 2013

    @Jay Scorpio the irony of that statement when you stan for Rihanna
    Rihanna: 7 albums in 7 years
    Beyonce: 5 albums in 10 years

  19. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 30, 2013

    @Loyalty what did she say? I know Britney and Bey love and respect each other,but I didn’t know that she said anything recently

  20. idgi December 30, 2013

    She achieved so much throughout her career and has overcame a few hurdles along the way she’s given all she can and its been great, she really doesn’t have anything to prove anymore. Her priorities have changed in life. love or hate her you can’t deny her impact on pop culture.

  21. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    Let’s Bring Rihanna into this convo..

    She has 13 #1’s and 50 albums. When will she recieve a diamond certification. If anybody should have one, it should be her. YET she is behind everybody in album sales. Have several

  22. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 30, 2013

    @Loyalty lmfao the titanics love to embarrass themselves. Don’t argue with a delusional person

  23. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013


    What did she say?

    I’m sure she’s going to be nice. They all have to. They don’t want to seem bitter.

  24. Queen Mariah >> You December 30, 2013

    Yes you do FLOPney! How about proving to me / the world you can sing or have talent? Prove that you have longevity? Obviously you proved that you don’t! Such an embarrassing flop.

    No talent h** needs to retire and die already! Bye biatch

  25. ABC (the ORIGINAL) December 30, 2013

    Beyonce doesn’t have anything to prove but still she’s always on her “A” game. If you’re not gonna give it your all, why continue to make music and do shows? Britney is delusional as her stans.

  26. King December 30, 2013

    Why is a Beyoncè the one to comment most on a Britney article? Britney couldn’t give two f**** on how well Beyoncé is doing so why you so bothered by what Britney is doing. She’s right she’s more than proved herself and set the bar so high back in 2003. At this point she can do whatever the f*** she wants. 2 diamond albums are still a record to hold even in they were from 1999 and 2000.

  27. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 30, 2013

    Pathetic lamb.

  28. ABC (the ORIGINAL) December 30, 2013

    Rihanna will probably never see a diamond certification. Besides Adele, who the f*** is selling like that these days? Rih is unbothered!!

  29. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    SEETHE at my presence

    I’ll perch wherever i choose. I speak facts ONLY 😉

  30. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    “Rihanna will probably never see a diamond certification. Besides Adele, who the f*** is selling like that these days? Rih is unbothered!!”

    Tell that to your fellow Salvation Army member! ;)Bey has always been unbothered for 16+ years 😉

  31. Loyalty December 30, 2013

    She said she ‘looks up to Beyonce’ and thinks what she did with her album was genius and brilliant in an interview with USA Today.

    Brit is such a sweet person.

  32. Loyalty December 30, 2013

    @Beyhive_Minaj @Slay_Hive

  33. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    “She’s right she’s more than proved herself and set the bar so high back in 2003”

    The year CIL and DIL were released?? kiii I beg to differ

  34. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    awww that was sweet, i guess 😉

  35. BEYHIVE_MINAJ December 30, 2013

    @Loyalty yeah. I love Britney,I remember that Pepsi commercial she did with Bey and Pink back in 04. It’s sad that the industry used her as their punching bag. I don’t blame her for wanting to get out and finding her happiness

  36. Lewis December 30, 2013

    Yes beyonce did no promotion, but do you actually realise that what she ended up doing by dropping the album out like that was the biggest promotional stunt??? and it paid off yes. But THAT was a promotional stunt and a very clever one, if she just released it normally, it wouldnt have been as big because it is not that good of an album plus people HAD to buy the album to hear it. Briney is what she is and what you see is what you get, beyonce comes across as false with all this bible bashing insincere crap she comes out with.

  37. Loyalty December 30, 2013

    @Beyhive_Minaj I know that commercial slayed. I agree, I feel like this era was pointless because she didn’t even seem here for it herself. Maybe it had something to do with her record label. She does just need to retire and enjoy life for her own sake and that is no shade because she has a great legacy. But all the media are going to be concentrating on is Britney Jean flopping (even though they are a lot easier on her) But she doesn’t deserve that.

  38. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 30, 2013

    “When I’m tired and I see one of my dancers pick up my part, they inspire me. I think that’s why we’re here, to inspire each other.”


  39. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) December 30, 2013

    Lol @ it bombarding Britney’s post again.

    *Plays oops… I did it again!*

  40. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    Look @ IT jumping on my d***, as usual!

    Don’t you have an album to beg for?

  41. Basura Caliente December 30, 2013

    Lazy b****. Unlike her single, she aint working ish

  42. TC!!! December 30, 2013

    its always the beyonce stans on a britney post #bothered and slay hive you stated your opinon but since you added beyonce in it who has nothing to do with Britney or this post makes your opinion null and void you was just being nasty a typical beyonce Stan.

  43. Loyalty December 30, 2013

    @TC and it’s always people like you #bothered by the Beyoncé Stan’s.#Scrollpast and worry about the topic at hand.

  44. MC!! December 30, 2013

    where have I put up Britney past sales I said CURRENT and where did I mention Mariah?….NO WHERE!

  45. eric December 30, 2013

    It’s fine for her to feel the way she does, but when a label expects to recoup the money it spends on you and a hundred people are involved in putting together a tour for you, you had better prove that you’re worth the money. If you’re going to get tired and drop out or cut corners in your music and live performances, just hang it up altogether and stop teasing the fans about something you don’t even care about anymore.

  46. Super Cisus December 30, 2013

    I don’t like Beyoldce but her >>>>> S******

  47. Aisha December 30, 2013

    Sh’s right- she has nothing to prove.

  48. sarah December 30, 2013

    beyonce stans are always attacking britney even though they say she’s irrelevant now she always gets on their nerves i guess i know why ( Britney Spears is the best selling female of the last decade ) stay pressed beyhive beyonce will never ever accomplish something like that no matter how she tries

  49. Bee December 30, 2013

    I agree with Britney but she just slayed that circus performance that s*** was hot!!

  50. Jay_Scorpio_Navy_General December 30, 2013

    You can call yourself King B and not have one single diamond album after 17 fukkn years in the game…… Rihanna doesn’t need a diamond album to be relevant or sell records…. Rihanna shows the world daily her true colors and the world and Navy loves her for it!!!

    Beyoncé struts around pretending to be more holy then mother Theresa yet strips down like a street walker to sell her latest trash for an album…. Fake b****, thief, low life w**** from down south is what she is…..bowing her head to every d*** she can get her mout on!!!

    Step da f** back from he navy or we will drown your Hive!!!!!

  51. Mark111 December 30, 2013

    Beyonce shut that “sales off name and no promotion” excuse down. Sorry Brit, but your album flopped, but hey, your show is doing well, so maybe she’s on the Modanna’s “flop album, but huge tour” stage.

  52. Loyalty December 30, 2013

    ‘Rihanna doesn’t need a diamond album to be relevant or sell records’

    Neither does Beyoncé.

    And why are you EVEN attempting to talk about bragging as a Navy. I can’t. Like I said, so much irony.

  53. Mrs. Stephy Tha Lambily December 30, 2013

    SlayHive…. Mariah Carey REALLY has nothing left to prove!

    1.) Mariah Carey has done everything there is to do with her voice…

    2.) Mariah Carey wrote, sung & produced over 10 multi platinum albums. Including 2 Diamond selling ones. Also, her first album sold 9 million in America. So she is about to recieve her 3rd DIAMOND selling album Kiiiiii

    3.) Mariah Carey Wrote & Produced & Sung 17 number 1 hits. Making her the most successful FEMALE songwriter behind only the BEATLES!!

    4.) She has been releasing albums for 23 years & has achieved a PLATINUM selling song in 2013 (almost 2x platinum now in America) Also, those are RECENT sales Kii Since you so FUCKINGG HELLL BENT ON STUFF THATS BEEN RECENT Kii

    5.) Mariah Carey is a legend. Brtiney Spears was just another POP PUPPET that was made by a group of record companies that made BILLIONS off of her sweet innocent girl next door style… Janet Jackson copy machine

    Britney NEVER wrote nor produced any of her HITS that mattters. Britney NEVER had great vocal performances.


    Baby One More Time… WAS A HORRIBLE ALBUM!!! It had no REAL music that would stand the test of time. Just a bucnh of crappy dooky stain songs… The same can be said about her other DIAMOND album….

    Mariah Carey sold records because of her TIMELESS music, melodies, voice, writting skills & her & Walters SLICK production…

    People to this day is still longing for that Early 90s Mariah Carey sound. Which proves that MCs music had aged VERY WELL. Something that cant be said about Britney Spears…

    Dont ever compare Mariah Carey to THE OH SO SWEET Britney Spears…

    Mmmmm Kay Bye Bye Now!

  54. ROSEGOLD December 30, 2013

    She does have something to prove. Prove to us that you still have some sort of talent because as of right now you’re looking mighty untalented, Brit Brit!

  55. JOHNVIDAL December 30, 2013

    She´s sweet and all that but I really disagree with her. I´m all for “this artist has nothing left to prove” when that´s true and they reached such a level based on incredible talent that will last for decades or more (even if they don´t have it anymore, I support that). But it´s not Britney´s case. Apart from some dancing skills during 6 years of career or so, she has not big talent for anything. It´s better to retire. There are artists who can still release just cos they love it and for their fans cos “they have nothing else to prove”. But in Britney´s case, it´s not a good look. She´s not memorable like other true musicians-singers.

  56. cocobutta December 30, 2013

    When an artist has sold what Britney has over her peak time, it really doesn’t matter to her what she sells as the work b1tch is already rich.
    Britney can flop all she wants now as she already made it big time and slayed the charts in her important years.

    Britney was never a pop icon to me, she was just bubble gum pop who could buss a move.
    Her bubble gum is now as stale as her moves(though still better than many), so there’s no point her trying to unwrap a new packet.

    Her job been done and now she getting those Vegas cheques

  57. truth December 30, 2013

    Why hate and bash beyhive when when Beyoncé is doing very well? Why even comment on this post. It is sad to see such negative words. Then the hive acts like victims when beyonce gets dragged. Its really confusing. Oh well back to my coke and a smile.

  58. Nichole December 30, 2013

    Madonna has nothing to prove.
    MJ has nothing to prove.
    Whitney Houston has nothing to prove.
    Mariah Carey has nothing to prove.
    Celine Dion has nothing to prove.

    Britney Spears has plenty to prove.

    She worked her ass off for the first 5 years of what could have been an amazing career with longevity, but threw in the towel after just a few years. Britney continues to tarnish whatever is left of her legacy, and stating she has nothing to prove is no excuse to what she had become over the last 6 years, which is this dead eyed, robotic person without a soul. A lazy individual looking zombie like on stage, and think that she is giving her fans something. Spears is in denial, and she still has yet to prove that she can sing live without lipsynching to over a decade old vocals.

    Her stans seem to think that Brit is back just because she dances a bit in Vegas, but Britney is hardly back. She only uses that excuse, because she know she’s tired and her heart is no longer in it.

  59. Navy Commander December 30, 2013

    Umm. Well her song Alien is good……

  60. cassidyboi December 30, 2013

    LMFAOOO ONCE AGAIN BHIVE can’t take brintey….. Baby Beyonce has yet to achieve the Britney Spears has… Shes right she has S*** to prove she sold over 100 million records Sold out tours.. done it all an still holds her title for most cds sold in first week by any female artist with that being said HAVE SEVERAL SEATS…. Tell beyonce husband to stop buying her albums

  61. Suicide Blonde December 30, 2013

    Amen to that!…I love this girl.

  62. SLAY_HIVE December 30, 2013

    “Shes right she has s*** to prove she sold over 100 million records Sold out tours.. done it all an still holds her title for most cds sold in first week by any female artist with that being said HAVE SEVERAL SEATS…. Tell beyonce husband to stop buying her albums”

    Hun that was TEN years ago! What is she up to now? How is Britney Jean doing on the charts? kiii smh

    BEYONCE>>>> britney

  63. NT December 30, 2013

    I love BEYONCE , but lets not sit here and act like she hasn’t been on a tour all year, gave her fans GROWN WOMEN, STANDING ON THE SUN , GOD MADE YOU BEAUTIFUL , BOW DOWN/ I BEEN ON , she released a calender covered magazines oh and yeah she did the super bowl. So she didn’t do the usual form of promotion but she did promote throughout the year. Where as Britney didn’t do S*** this year she may have did 3 interviews. NOT TO MENTION that the Beyhive clung to Beyonces sales the majority of the year when the navy were attacking them. ALBUM sales are ALBUM sales. Y’all make it so hard to like multiple artist.

  64. NT December 30, 2013

    Britney’s on her 8th album , she’s suffering a NATURAL decline in popularity. she has NOTHING TO PROVE.

  65. AMMIE LEANN December 30, 2013

    She is right, only Mariah, Celine, Whitney and Madonna reached diamond sales multiple times. The amount of success that she had is not meant for everybody. Even this year Scream and shout ranked as the 10th best selling song of the year. While others have to work twice as hard to be half as good.

  66. XXX December 30, 2013

    When you put yourself up for new era you should always give 100% so therefore you always have something to prove. The past is the past. And most people who support Britney stan for her past sales and not much else.

  67. Mike December 30, 2013

    Yes Britney, inspire us with your lipsyncing

    I’m so inspired by that.

    Oh wait… it’s actually a snooze fest!

  68. Navy Nick December 31, 2013

    Britney is fine, she is right… Nothing to prove., go ahead and chill boo

  69. Seriously? December 31, 2013

    You people only stan for Britney’s sales! Her catalogue consists of dated bubblegum pop circa 1998. She was simply a cute girl with average 2-count dance moves. If she’s a legend, then so are the backstreet boys and Hanson. She has EVERYTHING to prove FOH.

  70. JOHNVIDAL December 31, 2013

    LOL Hanson… (I totally forgot about that)

  71. Cain December 31, 2013

    IM A HUGEEEEEE Fan of Britneys! Like Hardcore STAN For this b**** lol! ………. BUT I have to agree with your sentance!

  72. Bey-Minaj December 31, 2013

    Does Britney’s fans have a name?

    Nicki Minaj= Barbz
    Beyonce= Beyhive
    Rihanna= Navy
    Brandy= Starz
    Lil Kim= Paypals

    What are Britney fans called? I wanna know, I like Brit.

  73. Cain December 31, 2013

    Britney Army 🙂

  74. Tyler December 31, 2013

    Wtf? Since when did one INDIVIDUAL become the representative of The “Hive of America”??? The Hive as a whole isn’t even bashing Brit. She and Beyonce respect each other and Beyonce is slaying this era. So let’s not!

  75. TinaMinaj December 31, 2013

    As much as the other stan bases have been all up in Beyoncé’s business I think you’re a little overboard here slayhive and co.

    Anyway if Britney thinks she has nothing left to prove she is mistaken. What about her even makes her a great artist?? People stay bashing Rihanna but at least Rihanna actually SINGS her stuff. Britney is just a lip-synching robot on stage. Not a bone of talent in her body.

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