A lot of people point out the fact that Britney Spears does a lot of lip synching when she performs. A couple years ago it was hard to tell if she was or wasn’t, but lately it’s perfectly clear that she is. I don’t know why she does it, but I blame her smoking. Personally, I wish she’d stop smoking and take some vocal lessons like Madonna did for Evita, because she really does have a great singing voice and it’d be nice to actually hear it live sometimes. Sometimes I wonder if her constant biting of the tongue is because she’s really as nice as we think or maybe because she realizes she doesn’t have any room to talk about anybody; because after all, they’re singing live and she isn’t.
My point for this article is that while Britney has her bad habits, she’s hardly alone. Many pop stars have nasty vices, poor habits or more serious problems that seem to be effecting their performances or their image and it’s not just Britney.
Christina Aguilera has a killer voice, a sexy style and a blossoming career. She sings about women being strong and she sings about herself making it through hard times. All of this might be nice if she didn’t do magazine interviews that make her look like a jealous hypocrite. She wants women to stand tall and be proud, but she seems to go for her fellow female artists’ throats every time she opens her mouth. In her music, she tells people to feel Beautiful no matter what anyone says, but when she speaks all she does is criticize and put others down. Someone as talented as she is shouldn’t come across so angry and insecure.
Justin Timberlake wants to come across as being natural and organic; nothing flashy and nothing fake. But as we’ve all seen, there seem to be two different sides to Justin. One side is the sweet momma’s boy who’s always with his girlfriend Cameron Diaz and taking care of her when she got hurt on their vacation, helping out with sick children and making his fans feel loved, etc. Then there’s the crappy side to Justin who stabs his original fans in the back, basically saying that his music in the past was immature and he’s so beyond that now. The same guy who says he can’t trust women, but makes loyal Cameron look like a complete fool when he tries hard to act like a ghetto fabulous ladies man hitting on other women, dancing with other women and announcing Beyonce as his future baby’s mamma. Two sides equals two faced.
Nick Carter and Joey Fatone obviously have weight problems and can’t control what they put into their mouths. Joey has always been a big, Greek guy, but lately Nick has bloated up like he’s suffering from cramps. I know both guys are eager to start working with their bandmates on new albums and stuff, but how the heck do they expect to tour and dance to their old songs when they weigh like 35 pounds heavier than they used to?
AJ McLean is a walking junkie. Hopefully he’ll overcome these problems, but Whitney Houston never did and she has a child. I totally see AJ crumbling under the pressure in the near future. If the group does get back together and the fans are as crazy as they once were, he’s gonna freak and there will be no way he can handle it.
The reason behind this article was not to bash everyone in the music industry, but rather to point out that every pop star has some sort of bad habit. And while it may be fun to come here to popdirt and point fingers at other people’s idols, just remember that more than likely your favorite pop star has some sort of bad habit as well.