It’s no secret that Britney Spears has had a rough few years; in 2021, she successfully escaped a 13-year legal conservatorship where her father controlled every aspect of her life amid intense media scrutiny. The singer took a break from music after her 2016 album Glory while she searched for a way out of her conservatorship and recently made a musical comeback with “Hold Me Closer,” a collaboration with Elton John which promptly peaked at number six on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
If a top 10 single in 2022 isn’t enough to cement Spears’ legacy in the public consciousness, a clip of the Queen of Pop opening a huge outdoor concert recently resurfaced on Twitter, reminding fans of her expertise on stage. The clip shows the singer rising from a platform under the stage with her back turned to the audience. She turns around, landing perfectly on beat with the music while the audience screams as if they’re witnessing royalty (which, to be fair, they are). Spears makes her way down the stairs to a version of “…Baby One More Time” specially designed for the performance, headbanging and snapping her fingers as the beat cuts in and out to drive up anticipation.