Britney Spears has been lip synching her songs during performances since the very beginning of her recording career in the 1990s.
On a rare occasion, for a slower song, she’ll sing live as she did for From The Bottom Of MY Broken Heart at the 2000 Grammy Awards.
However, for more energetic dance numbers such as Slave 4 U, she either sang over a backing track or relied entirely on a recording.
The debate has reignited with her Las Vegas shows as many people in Britney’s team obfuscated about her singing completely “live” during the 90-minute set.
Her manager Adam Leber previously claimed the singer would be “singing live during her show” at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
A source told the New York Daily News at the time “Britney does not sing. She is being paid a lot of money to lip-sync… Her fans are none the wiser, but it is disingenuous of her to take their cash and not deliver a proper performance.”
In a new interview, however, Adam admits the lip syncing.
“To put on the show that she puts on, it’s virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does,” he explained.
“She’s singing on every song, basically, when she has the ability to sing. There’s no way you can dance for 90 minutes straight and sing the entire time.”