So many questions, no time to ask. I get that you’re 20 (I actually thought you were older) and you are SO OVER Hannah Montana… so are we. But the VMAs only left me with these thoughts:
Are you trying/attempting/claiming to be a performer or an artist? The difference is this: Britney is/was a performer. Adele is an artist. You are somewhere around club kid on karaoke night. You didn’t sound anywhere near decent (and we know you can sing), and your dancing/prancing/gyrating + tongue show + looking back at your dancers was screaming “I don’t know what else to do.” You had zero stage presence. I don’t perform, but I could see that. It’s what my friends & I do at well, karaoke. You claim you’re so obsessed with your music, but tend to overshadow it with these antics… You’re just leaving me confused. And yes, you can be both a performer and artist — just like Justin and Gaga showed. But again, real talent was overshadowed by a Chuck E. Cheese swimsuit.
But about you’re music… It IS catchy and slightly annoying, so it’s an automatic hit. And this might seem like an old person (I’m 29) ranting over it, but you REALLY have to take into consideration who is listening to this. My 19 year old nephew likes “We Can’t Stop,” and I’ll admit it grew on me for about a day. But when you’re 20 and singing about doing drugs, literally, and doing whatever the F8ck you want, I can’t help but be scared for your fans who are getting the message of, “Yeah. I CAN do whatever I want! I want to ‘dance with Molly.’ I want to do a line of cocaine! I want to have rando sex with whoever I want!’ THIS is exactly how shows like Teen Mom 1, 2, and 3 happen. THIS is how kids get stupider by the second because they don’t WANT to do their homework. And guess what? Most of these kids don’t have the name of their father to help them get their dream career. This is how the world loses the battle of what we WANT to do and what we NEED to do.
AND it seems like since you’re in an industry where so much talent is wasted and lost due to drugs, you wouldn’t be prancing around singing about waiting to do a line in the bathroom. Let’s remember Lindsay Lohan is battling for her career. Amanda Bynes is battling for sanity. And let’s truly not forget the talents of Cory Monteith who recently lost his LIFE to a drug addiction. It seems unfair that you can just sing about it, like it’s no big deal, because you want to.
But since you’re at the mature age of 20, I’m sure you’ll continue to do what you want, say what you want, wear what you want. We’ll be waiting for you to actually grow up.