Britney Spears’ Dancers Give Her Their Own Tribute Performance
I would think that if you ("you" being MTV) held an artist in high enough regard that you felt they deserved a lifetime acheivement award, said award would come with a equally worthy tribute. Apparently, I am wrong. If missed it Sunday night, MTV awarded Britney Spears the Michael Jackson Video Vangard Award, essentially their version of a lifetime acheivement award. When other awards shows award such a prestigious award to one person, it is usually accompanied by a tribute of some kind; a performance by the awardee's peers, a video montage...something! These also usually last somewhere in the neighborhood of 5+ minutes. I guess in this age of instant gratification and short attention spans, MTV felt that 90 seconds was a sufficient amount of time to reflect on a lifetime of work.
The entire piece is nothing but a group of dancers decked out in attire made famous in Britney's videos re-enacting dance routines from some of her more infamous videos. In the event you didn't see the so-called "tribute", here's what you missed:
Yep, that was it. In the MTV world, that's what you get for 15 years of work and life in the public spotlight. Personally, I would have liked to have seen other artists that have been inspired by Britney perform a montage of her songs. Maybe Katy Perry could have done Baby One More Time, or have Lady Gaga add her own twist to Toxic. Frankly, anything would have been better than what she got.
Apparently, I'm not the only one who felt this way. Her backup dancers seem to be under the impression that Britney got shafted as well. So to pay homage to their boss, they created their own tribute. A tribute that comprised entirely of...wait for it...waaaiiitttt foooorrr iiiiitttt...DANCING! Well, I guess it's the thought that counts. Check out their tribute below.