Britney Spears praises Beyonce's Lemonade
Britney Spears has heaped praise for Beyonce for using her latest record as "therapy".
The 'Make Me' hitmaker has a lot of "respect" for the 35-year-old R&B superstar and can emphasise with the way she used her music on visual album 'Lemonade' to address marital issues with her rapper husband Jay Z.
Talking about the record, on which Beyonce references "Becky with the good hair" and appears to claim Jay has been cheating on her, Britney said: "I'm a little late on that, but it's good, really angry, a really hardcore album. Most of the time it almost feels like a therapy album. I respect that. She's an artist and that's what she needs to touch on at this moment in her life."
Elsewhere, Britney admitted that the music she started with her on new LP 'Glory' wasn't "very good" to begin with.
In the new issue of NME magazine out on Friday (16.09.16), she explained: "The beginning of the project was actually not that great. The songs that were coming in were not very good. So we got a new A&R girl, and we totally turned it around, gave it a profound new direction. I wanted to use my voice more. I did different stuff with my voice - more bluesy and urban stuff, and played around with different things."
The 34-year-old pop superstar - who has sons Sean, 10, and Jayden, nine, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline - also admitted that with the new record she avoided being a "people pleaser" and that she was "selfish" about who she worked with and what songs were included on the final tracklist.
She said: "Honestly, this is the first project where I've really been hands-on. I was really specific about who I worked with, and I've been learning to say no. I'm a people pleaser, so that's hard for me. Even if I don't like something, I'll do it just to make a person happy. I made sure this album was everything I wanted it to be. I was really selfish with it."