I’m sorry, but I just can’t help it. I mean, this Britney Spears performance is just so horrible that's it's well... captivating. I'm left with all these feelings, some that I've never even felt before!
Why does she skid to a stop every time she clomps across the stage? It’s like she has to catch her balance from walking. That confuses me!
Why does she haphazardly grope the dancers? She's that scary aunt at your 2nd cousin’s wedding who keeps secretly coping a feel on all the distant relatives. That makes me feel, strange!
Why doesn’t she smile? Or at least look alive? That makes me scared!
The best is the audience pans. Diddy looks like he’s about to rip apart the Week 1 Making The Band hopefuls (2:07). Rihanna isn’t even paying attention (0:37). And 50 Cent – that’s 50 Cent there, right? – well he just looks confused and embarrassed, like he’s watching Poison Ivy 3 with his mom (0:50).
But, at least Britney’s getting some press. Maybe her abysmal performance was just a press ploy - because now everyone’s talking, that’s for sure.
Gawker (the comments are classic): http://gawker.com/news/i-cry-watching-the-days/britney-spears-performs-at-mtvs-video-music-awards-298070.php