April 18, 2018
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So obviously Britney Spears missed Taylor Swift getting all types of backlash for releasing a cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s iconic hit, September. That’s the only explanation for why the pop-singer would post a watered-down version of an Aretha Franklin classic so soon after. Check it out below:
Well what did you think?! While this wasn’t nearly as excruciating as Swift’s rendition, of course Twitter users were not having it! Here are some of the reactions.
— This Is Yo Momma (@BlazeHazey4) April 17, 2018
I really set myself up for disaster sometimes. Why would I click on a video of Britney Spears singing Aretha Franklin ?
— Janáe, No Aiko (@Saymynae) April 17, 2018
Aretha damn sure doesn't sound like that.
— Narcodo (@iamnarcodo) April 17, 2018
The original video was posted with a SnapChat filter that changed the pitch, but a fan took it upon himself to adjust the audio to reveal Spears’ real voice:
Pitch effect removed: Britney Spears singing Aretha Franklin in her REAL voice! pic.twitter.com/8OGEHGo95M
— Derek (@DerekPlease) April 16, 2018
In either version, it seems that the general consensus is that Britney probably should’ve just left this one alone.
TELL US: How did she do? Let us know what you think!