Britney admitted as much during an interview with KISS FM UK, when the radio station played her a clip of Ari on Saturday Night Live. As you may remember, Ari hosted the comedy show back in March, where she starred in a sketch that saw her take on Britney’s “...Baby One More Time,” as well as hits by Rihanna, Shakira, and Celine Dion.
“That’s funny. That’s really funny, wow,” Britney reacted. “She’s good. She’s very good. I love her voice ... her real voice.”
As for the breathy impression itself, though, the “Make Me” singer ultimately admitted: “I've heard better.”
It’s not quite the dis some gossip sites may have you believe it is (she did compliment Ari, after all!), but we can’t help but wonder who Britney thinks has impersonated her more accurately. Take a look at six celebs who’ve taken on Ms. Spears's songs below and decide for yourself (we have our pick):
Britney’s onetime rival hilariously sang “This Little Piggy” to the tune of “...Baby One More Time” during an appearance on The Tonight Show.
The Agents of SHIELD actress started out by dissing Britney’s voice as sounding like a “constipated girl from Orange County going to Coachella,” then proceeded to crush her rendition of “Oops! ... I Did It Again.”
Ever the thespian, Hathaway looked very serious about her Britney impression on The Graham Norton Show, which thoroughly amused fellow guest Tom Hiddleston.
“It’s all in the eyes,” the former Pussycat Dolls singer advised, singing a very Britney-esque rendition of “Toxic” with relative ease.
The Mad Love songstress channeled Britney to croon “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” which was random, but not totally off either.
Easily the best of the bunch (in this writer’s/Britney fan’s eyes), Tori tackled “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” like a goddamn pro. SO SPOT-ON!