Britney Spears took it old school today, penning an open letter to her fans on pen and paper, then releasing the album cover to "Britney Jean" and letting you know she is a mom, is funny, and is your friend.
The artwork for the album is a black and white shot with Britney Jean in neon lights, which you can see above. Her written letter is below:
I haven’t sat down to write you guys in SUCH a long time. Long overdue! We’re all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes its nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal. I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, “Britney Jean” over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it. I poured my heart and soul into this album and it’s been an incredible journey. I’ve learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do. I can’t believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but its true and I’m really proud of that.
I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to. Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course Will.i.am has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life. There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys
I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean.
Hope you love my labor of love!
15 years in business. Well, as a solo singer. If you count the Mickey Mouse Club, it is over two decades.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Well, we say the "Work Bitch" side of Britney so far.....and now this open letter. What will we see from Britney next? "Womanizer" part two?
How will Miley Cyrus respond this time as another music legend goes after her, Britney and Rihanna this time?
Lennox of The Eurythmics for those don't know, doesn't name names but it is clear she is going after Miley, Rihanna and even Britney Spears latest music video "Work Bitch" which was released 2 days before "Pour It On" by Rihanna.
Lennox took to Facebook for her open letter:
'I have to say that I'm disturbed and dismayed by the recent spate of overtly sexualised performances and videos.
'You know the ones I'm talking about. It seems obvious that certain record companies are peddling highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment.
'As if the tidal wave of sexualised imagery wasn't already bombarding impressionable young girls enough..I believe in freedom of speech and expression, but the market forces don't give a toss about the notion of boundaries.
'As long as there's booty to make money out of, it will be bought and sold. It's depressing to see how these performers are so eager to push this new level of low.'
Miley Cyrus said her latest image on "Wrecking Ball" was a direct tribute to Sinead O'Conner and her version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" but Sinead says the reason she looked the way she did was to distract, not attract.
In an open letter to Miley Cyrus that is about a 1,000 words, she gives Cyrus advice and rips into her at the same time.
Here are some quotes from O'Conner's open letter.
"The music business doesn't give a s*** about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think it's what you wanted… And when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, 'they' will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone."
"Don't be under any illusions… All of them want you because they're making money off your youth and your beauty… which they could not do except for the fact your youth makes you blind to the evils of show business."