Over the weekend, did you notice some folks on Twitter talking about how 2017 had been saved? Or at least just tweeting excitedly about Britney Spears?
No, Britney didn't drop a new album — but she did wow crowds and blow minds with her raw vocals on stage, covering Bonnie Raitt's "(Let's Give Them) Something to Talk About." Because she's Britney and she's amazing.
And we of course have the video for you below. We're not monsters.
We've heard Britney's raw vocals for "Toxic" before, but we're always here for Britney's amazing voice.
Before Britney sings the cover, however, she addresses her adoring audience.
Microphone in hand instead of wearing a headset, she speaks:
"The press and the media my whole life, because one minute they tear you down, they're really horrible, and the next minute, you're on top of the world."
Unfortunately, highs and lows like that that sometime describes life.
But it sucks to be described that way, as a celebrity.
Especially as a celebrity who became famous as a teen minor.
Rumors have long accused her of lipsyncing everything.
Britney quashed the lipsyncing rumors, pretty aggressively, this summer.
Britney has also long battled boob job rumors, though expert surgeons have agreed that she looks very natural.
(Sometimes, outfits are just really flattering to your boobs, folks)
"But, I've never really spoke about, you know?"
She's absolutely communicated about it.
(Like, the song "Piece of Me" was very blatantly about her and her relationship with critics and the tabloid press, folks)
If you're expecting Britney to go on a rant about unfair coverage … that's not really her style.
She's totally just segueing into her song.
Which she's about to make abundantly clear.
"I'm a Southern girl, I'm from Louisiana. I'm from the South, and I like to keep it real."
A lot of people forget Britney's roots. But this is just more segue.
"And I just want to make sure I keep having you mother f–kers something to talk about, OK?"
To be clear, she's not insulting her audience, who cheers basically every moment when she isn't talking or singing.
She's not even really insulting people who write about her.
This is just an introduction to her cover of Blues musician Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About."
Essentially, this was just a longer version of saying "This is a story about a girl named Lucky."
To be clear, though, Britney has absolutely given us all something to talk about.
Her raw vocals are totally on point.
Personally, we prefer Britney's original music — from "Crazy" to "Womanizer" to "Make Me," Britney's been wowing us for longer than some of her younger fans have been alive.
(Feel old, yet?)
Anyway, here's the video, so please enjoy: