Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Britney Spears nails spoken word performance of Meredith Brooks’ iconic feminist anthem ‘Bitch’


Britney Spears’ Piece Of Me Las Vegas residency has received rave reviews ever since it reopened earlier this year with a revamped show and set-list.

But until now, there’s been one thing missing. One thing that could take the fireworks, feathers, spandex and glitter to a whole new level.

That’s right, you guessed it; a spoken word cover of a 90s feminist anthem.

In a new video clip that has surfaced on Twitter, Spears can be seen giving fans an unexpected treat during her show this week, with a recital of Meredith Brook’s iconic 1997 hit Bitch.

During a break between songs, one of Spears’ backing dancers can be seen bringing over her glasses (essential for getting a good look at the wild reactions), before she tells the crowd: “I just wanted to let you guys know, I feel like a bitch.”

Striding around the stage, Spears continues: “And a lover… and a child… and a mother.”

Read more: Britney Spears' Carpool Karaoke video is here and it's everything

The star then breaks into an ad libbed spoken word performance of the full Bitch chorus, delighting screaming fans with:

“And a sinner, and a saint, and I do not feel ashamed. I’m your hell, I’m your dream, and I’m nothing in between.

“And I wouldn’t want it any other motherf***ing way.”

Watch the special moment unfold below:

Spears is currently performing her Piece Of Me show at Planet Hollywood three times a week, and will continue doing so until May next year. So it’s no surprise that the star wanted to shake things up a little.

It’s also not the first time she’s brought a little edge to her set with some brilliantly 90s-themed cover action.

Read more: Standby for the Britney Spears biopic

During her 2009 Circus Tour, the Toxic singer covered Alanis Morisette’s You Oughta Know, which is something we’d rather like to see again…



Emma Watson designed Beauty and the Beast dress to suit feminist Belle

spa lena dunham.jpg

Watch Lena Dunham rap for Hillary Clinton in hilarious parody video


Taylor Swift has been crowned the highest paid female singer of 2016


This massive star was very nearly in Hocus Pocus

Oh sisters, how very different things could have been

by Nicola Colyer
20 Oct 2017

Quentin Tarantino on not doing more to stop Harvey Weintsein

“I knew enough to do more than I did”

by Nicola Colyer
20 Oct 2017

Lupita Nyong’o says she was harassed by Harvey Weinstein as a student

“He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing.”

by Moya Crockett
20 Oct 2017

Mary Berry takes part in heartbreaking film about child bereavement

“I would thank him for being a brilliant son.”

by Amy Swales
20 Oct 2017

Margot Robbie writes stirring open letter to Hollywood

by Nicola Colyer
19 Oct 2017

Gabrielle Union shares a powerful message about rape and harassment

The star says she’ll “keep talking out” for survivors like herself

by Susan Devaney
19 Oct 2017

Why the singer has opened up about her mental health

The singer says it was “really, really bad” during her time with the band

by Susan Devaney
19 Oct 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Madonna’s touching tribute to a Cruel Intentions reunion

by Nicola Colyer
19 Oct 2017

Anna Faris understands why people were obsessed with her relationship

She and Chris Pratt were often hailed as #relationshipgoals

by Amy Swales
19 Oct 2017

Cher is starring in the Mamma Mia! sequel and we can’t wait for 2018

Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

by Susan Devaney
18 Oct 2017