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Britney Spears for Harper’s Bazaar…

 

Pop sensation Britney Spears covers the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar’s and she looks quite amazing! On the brink of her Femme Fatale Tour, Brit covers everything from Rihanna to Lady Gaga to Jennifer Lopez to Madonna.

Check some of the article out…

BRITNEY SPEARS IS BACK: THE INTERVIEW

She’s not yet 30, but the pop icon has lived a life and a half in public. Now, with a new hit album and world tour, the beat goes on.

By LAURA BROWN
Britney Spears is on the phone from rehearsals in Los Angeles, where she is busy singing, dancing, and “It’s Britney, bitch”-ing in preparation for her summer tour. She sounds energized and positive, occasionally flashing a wry sense of humor that those who see her only on TV and in the tabloids never glimpse.

Professionally, Britney has a lot to feel good about : Her new album, Femme Fatale, is receiving the best reviews of her almost-20-year career. “I’ve worked so hard on this album, so it’s really refreshing,” she says. “I feel like I’m drinking a tall glass of homemade sweet tea on a really hot, beautiful day.”

LAURA BROWN: What has been your best fashion look?

BRITNEY SPEARS: I went to the Grammys in 2002, and I had really curly, curly hair. I had a red dress on. It wasn’t short and saucy; it was a long red dress. That dress was fun.

LB: What was your biggest fashion mistake?

BS: Ten years ago at the Billboard awards, I wore this orange hat and orange bra and orange booty pants and purple fishnets. Oh, and I had an orange jacket on.

LB: Was it Halloween?

BS [laughs]: No, it wasn’t Halloween. I actually thought I looked hot at the time. But, um, I definitely stood out. I thought it was just a marvelous idea to wear this purple and orange outfit; it was like high school colors. I was a cheerleader for a school I didn’t know. People were talking about it, but not in a good way.

LB: Your hair is looking long and lustrous. Are you whipping it back and forth?

BS: Yeah, I love ponytails. I’m a wash-and-go girl. But, oh yeah, I like to whip it.

LB: Are you enjoying dancing again?

BS: I love to dance, so it’s very exciting. The tour rehearsals have been going really well. I think it will be my best show yet.

LB: Will you pull out any giant snakes?

BS: Ha, we’ll see about that. Hopefully, I won’t be in the wilderness onstage.

LB: What songs get you moving?

BS: I love “S&M” and “Only Girl” by Rihanna; that’s why I jumped on the “S&M” remix. She’s really cool. I like her a lot.

LB: Everybody has Bieber fever. Have you met Justin? Would you ever want to work with him?

BS: I think he’s adorable. I just saw his movie, and I really didn’t realize how big he was. He’s enormous; he’s just Mr. Man. A lot of the movie is really similar to what I did when I was starting out. I did a promo tour for a year, going into radio stations and all that. It was so cool to see our similarities.

LB: “It’s Britney, bitch” is classic, but you say you’re less bitchy than impatient. What makes you impatient?

BS: When things take a long time, I just get really stubborn. When I know that things are supposed to go a certain way [laughs] and when it’s my time of the month.

LB: What makes you laugh uncontrollably?

BS: Usually when people trip or fall or run into something. Not to be mean, but I can’t help it. If they really hurt themselves, then I feel bad, but if they accidentally do it and they stand up and act cool like nobody saw them, I have to laugh.

LB: It’s been eight years since you kissed Madonna onstage at the MTV awards. What have you learned from her?

BS: I actually saw her a couple of weeks ago at a party. I guess she’s really taught me to stay true to myself. That seems like a simple thing to say, but she taught me through action, not just by saying it. There are so many people around you that have opinions, but you just have to listen to your instincts.

LB: You’ve said Jennifer Lopez inspires you professionally. Would you ever want to be a judge on American Idol?

BS: I would! That would be awesome. I wouldn’t be a tough judge, though.

LB: What do you think of Lady Gaga?

BS: She’s unique and extremely talented. I love her spin on everything.

LB: On your Web site, you have a “BS Alert” where you clear up gossip. Have you ever been tempted to make something up to see what happens?

BS: No way! They make up enough stories without my help.

LB: How has being a mom affected how you approach your career?

BS: I think things through a little bit more, and I worry a lot. I’m more straightforward, and I speak up more than I did before. When I was younger, I wouldn’t speak up as much, but now that I’m a mom, things have changed.

LB: Would you like to get married again? More kids?

BS: I’ve thought about both, so if the timing was right …

LB: Could you see your sons performing?

BS: If they have a love and passion for the arts and that’s what they want to do, then so be it. They are both little actors and so charismatic, I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

LB: Which one of your hits made you realize you’d made it?

BS: From the beginning, probably “… Baby One More Time.” I haven’t seen that video in such a long time.

LB: What’s your favorite video?

BS: “Overprotected.” I just think it says a lot. It was directed so well, it was really colorful, and the dancing was amazing.

LB: Who is your greatest inspiration musically?

BS: Whitney Houston. I’ve loved her since I was a kid.

LB: If you met yourself at a party, what would you think?

BS: If I met me, I would say a quick hello and then think that I was a really nice girl.

LB: What is your perfect day, morning through to night?

BS: Getting up with coffee–two cups of coffee. Having a good workout, taking a swim, my boys being there and just having a good day at the pool–we have a theme-park slide. We’d have snow cones, then I’d go to the movies and spend time with my boyfriend. Maybe a Femme Fatale moment [laughs].

LB: What is your guilty pleasure?

BS: Bapchi’s caramel toffee from Vosges. They were in my hotel room, and I made everyone bring them from their rooms.

LB: What don’t people know about you?

BS: I’m pretty normal, you know? Like I said, the type of day I love is just like everybody else’s. I’m like everybody else.

 

-Stay Fly!

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Dondria answers our FLY Questions…

SFPL caught up with R&B Sweetheart Dondria, as she readies her new single ‘Boiling Point’. Take a walk with us as she answers our Fly Questions, and find out what FLY means to her.

1. What does the term “FLY” mean to you?

Fly, to me, means that you just have your own swag, and you rock it very well. You’re not really copying anyone, you’re not following any trends, you’re just doing your own thing, and you look good doing it.

2. When did your discover your passion for singing?

I discovered my passion in Middle School, like in the 6th grade. At that point, i tried being in band. I tried doing art and once i got into choir, it just felt better. It just felt right. It felt like this is where i belonged. And Destiny’s Child had came out around that time, and they were the icing on the cake for me. They made me realize i wanted to do exactly what they were doing.

3. My next question was actually going to be, Who are what inspired you as an artist, so Destiny’s Child would be one of them?

Yes, definitely. My other influences are Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Etta James. I grew up in church singing, so music was always apart of my life.  Even in church, the way i express myself is through music and through song. Also, my family has always been supportive in any and everything i’ve ever wanted to do, so i guess all of that would be a combination of my inspirations.

4. What’s a typical day and/or night for you in the studio?

A typical night, i would say i get there around 7. I don’t know about other artists but it just feels like at night, thats where my creative juices are most flowing. But, yeah, i go in and eat first, just to kind’ve relax and prepare myself, shake off any jitters or stress. I always light candles and dim the lights, and depending on what i’m doing, I could be in there from 2-6 hours. I might take one break, but i really like to go in there and stay in there until i’m done.

5. What’s currently playing on your iPod?

I was actually rocking Britney Spears, “Til The World Ends Remix” with Nicki Minaj. I really like that song, so that’s what i’ve been rocking all day, over and over. It’s hot. Other than that, Tank, Jessie J, Paramour, and Monica.

6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years, i definitely see my face everywhere. 2, maybe 3, more albums. I would love to do acting. A few movies and REAL sitcoms, not reality stuff. I also would like to open up a restaurant. I feel like Phattfat has to. It wouldn’t be right if i didn’t. Overall, just alot more music from me. I don’t plan on not releasing any music until i absolutely can’t anymore.

7. What is the difference between Phattfat and Dondria?

Well, my album is called “Dondria vs. Phattfat,” but it’s not really an alter ego type thing. It has two purposes. I’m trying to marry the two because alot of people don’t know that Dondria IS Phattfat from youtube. Still to this day, people will be like, “Oh my gosh, that’s Dondria? I’ve been watching her!!” So thats’ the 1st purpose. To just marry the two people. Secondly, i am the same person. Dondria is just so much more than Phattfat. I’m way more than the girl who sung on YouTube in 2006, when i was 19, putting videos out and covering other peoples songs. Dondria is an artist. She can make her own music. She can write her own music, and she can establish herself as an artist. I know i won’t completely get away from getting off YouTube, because that is how i got discovered, but I just want to show that their is so much more.

8. So, what was the process like recording your 1st album?

I think thats the most enjoyable part of my career, of this business. The Creative Process. I had so much fun, and i personally had a lot of creative control. If there was something i didn’t want to do, or didn’t like, i absolutely got to say so, so i felt very comfortable. The music, i loved it. I haven’t started working on my second album yet, but i just can’t wait to jump in! To me, thats my favorite part.

9. So tell us about your new single, “Boiling Points.”

It was written by Cristyle, and it’s on my Mixtape, “Dondria Duets 2.” She wrote it, but i just fell in love with it.  I’m all about making real music and explaining how people feel, and the emotions we go through whether they’re happy or sad. I just feel like it was one of those songs where it was clever with the words, and it’s not too mushy to where the guys can’t enjoy it either. I just like the song alot.

10. Who are some producers you would like to work with in the future?

I would love to work with Tank. I think he’s a great writer and singer. Also, Keri Hilson. Production wise, Timbaland. I jave to have something from him.

11. Describe your personal style.

I would have to say Casual Chic. I’m all for getting glammed up, if it presents itself, like an award show, or Red Carpet event. But just in terms of who i am, my image, i would definitely say Casual Chic. I love to pick up basic pieces and deck them out with dope accessories. I don’t like to think too much about what i’m wearing.

12. What advice would you give to aspiring singers?

I would tell them the number one thing is to just stay persistent in everything you do, because you never know when you’ll get your m0ment if you just stop every time you feel discouraged. Keep at it, stay persistent, and keep going until you get exactly where you want to be. Also, i would definitely say to utilize the internet as much as possible. I am proven fact that it works. Myspace, Facebook, Twitter. That is how you’re able to reach millions. Africa, Asia, etc. Just use the internet to your fullest advantage!

13. And lastly, what would you like to leave our readers knowing about you?

I am just real, and i’m myself. I don’t worry or conform to what people think an R&B artist should be, or even what a lady should be. I’m just myself, and i do what i want to do, and it’s okay to do that! You don’t have to try to be anything that you’re not. Embrace being yourself. That’s my whole message. Embrace yourself. GIRL POWER!

Peep The Single ‘Boiling Point’ now…

-Stay Fly!

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Britney Spears ‘Comes Alive’ In The Studio, will.i.am Says

Via MTV News:

When will.i.am hit the studio with Britney Spears for her Femme Fatale track “Big Fat Bass,” the producer and Black Eyed Peas frontman said the singer was completely engrossed in the recording process.

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Video: Nicki Minaj Sings Acapella

Nicki Minaj decided to give her fans a little raw side of her singing voice in acapella…and she doesn’t sound half bad! Check it out!

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New Music: Rihanna feat. Britney Spears ‘S&M (Remix)’

Not Exactly what we expected.

I wanted a fresh verse or two from Rihanna. And I expected a little more power in Brintey‘s verse and vocals, I know silly me.

Smh.

A great Video would make us happy.

We do love the unity in the Pop Game with the Women. Bey and Gaga started something…

Thoughts?

-Stay Fly!

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New Music: Britney Spears ‘Til the World Ends’…

Well I’m impressed

The latest jawn from Britney Spears, for club-bouncing single “Till the World Ends,” has hit the web, and it’s pretty much just what you’d expect from current Britney, but surprisingly signs of the old Britney show up!

*Gasp*

You already know we’ve been less than happy with Britney’s recent performances. It’s almost as if the life has been zapped right out of her. But in this clip, we must say, the Choreo is tighter than it’s been since her Slave-4-U Days…

Check it out.

It’s still not quite here though…

Britney, Your almost there 🙂

-Stay Fly!

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The Numbers are in…

The numbers are in and Wiz Khalifa has exceeded my expectations. The Bud Master has pushed out 191,777 copies in first week sales, taking the number two spot on Billboards top 200 Chart, this week.

The Number One spot goes to Britney Spears‘ latest effort Femme Fatale, which managed to push out 278,618 in its first week out. These serve as Britney’s lowest first week sales to date, but in 2011, she’ll take it.

Gospel Titans Mary Mary didn’t do to shabby landing the #10 spot with 41,648 units sold. Which is pretty good for Gospel Artist who don’t always get the biggest promotional budgets.

Congrats Ladies!

Chris Brown remains steady in the top 10, stable at #4, and Jennifer Hudson remains in tact at #7.

-Stay Fly!

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The Fly Guys Review: Britney Spears ‘Femme Fatale’…

Rolling Stone awarded the album4/5 stars (Britney’s best from RS!) saying confidently, “Femme Fatale may be Britney’s best album.” What do the Fly Guys Think? We are glad you asked …
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Britney Spears’ Sleepwalks on ‘GMA’…

*Sighs*

Well She looked good.
Britney Spears’ Sunday concert from San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium aired on Good Morning America today.
Opening with lead single “Hold It Against Me” from her seventh album Femme Fatale , A mechanic Britney counted the steps in her head as she expressed herself with some lackluster choreography. I mean her dancer’s were on point, but that glitter in her eyes that I wanted so desperately to return, is still absent. And her Moves?

*sighs*

Her Album drops today, look for our full review tonight, and watch her performance here:

Your Thoughts?
-Stay Fly!

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New Video Premiere: Britney Spears “Hold It Against Me”

Britney Spears is back with her new jawn “Hold It Against Me”! Check it out!