Regardless of your opinion of Britney, her influence on pop culture is second to none. Her performances legendary--The Snake, The Strip, The Kiss, and even The WTF!. Her music, though never groundbreaking, is extremely infectious, making her the greatest selling female of the past decade. She can be identified with one word: "Britney" and quite possibly one letter: "B." Even her words (some insightful, but most inane), have made their way into the everyday vernacular. "I'm not a little girl anymore." "I go through life like a Karate Kid." And who can forget the everpopular, and dare I say trailer-trashiest of phrases, "Go to the Light and see Jesus."
Her rise was meteoric. Her meltdown unprecedented. But it was her comeback that solidified her status in the American subconscious. "Why do we fall? So, we can learn to pick ourselves up."
Love her or hate her she is The American Dream--personified. Though we'd never really want to be her, we can't help but watch her--which is at the root of why Britney is not just a star, but an icon.
Happy Birthday Britney... and go ahead and do whatever you want... cause it's your birthday--BITCH!
And I promise... I'll get back to the movies... Don't you dare roll your eyes at me! I WILL CUT YOU! Be patient...