Britney Spears Unimpressed By Ariana Grande’s Impression Of Her
Britney Spears has “heard better” impressions of her singing voice than Ariana Grande’s attempt.
The Problem singer first showed off her impersonation of Britney’s singing style during the Wheel of Musical Impressions segment on America’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last year. She then revisited the impression for a sketch on comedy show Saturday Night Live earlier this year when she also pretended to sing like Rihanna, Celine Dion and Shakira.
Britney was played a clip of Ariana singing …Baby One More Time on SNL during an appearance on U.K. radio station KISS FM and she awkwardly reacted to it, saying, “That’s funny. That’s really funny.”
When pressed for an opinion, Britney replied, “Yeah she’s good, she’s very good… I love her voice, she’s very smooth… Her real voice.”
However, she revealed how she truly felt when the radio host said Ariana was, “She’s spot on. Do you think she did Britney justice?” and Britney responded, “I’ve heard better.”
Back in March 2016, Ariana was asked on U.S. radio station Z100’s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show if any of the celebrities had been offended by her impersonations and she said “No, no, no!”, adding that Celine told her she loved it when they bumped into each other.
“When I met Celine, she told me, she was like, ‘When I saw you, I peed!'” Ariana revealed. “It was so funny.”
Ariana isn’t the only one who has given impressions of Britney a try – the pop star’s old rival Christina Aguilera also showed off her attempt on the same Jimmy Fallon segment, while former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has tried it on Britain’s The X Factor.
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