Just days after Taylor Swift’s cover of Earth, Wind & Fire favorite, “September,” set Black Twitter ablaze, another pop diva has attempted to cover an R&B/ Soul record, as Britney Spears recently took on Aretha Franklin’s “Think.”
The singer covered the Queen of Soul’s classic via Snapchat, using the pink-hued bunny filter and switching out Franklin’s signature husky tone for a chipmunk-esque delivery instead.
Channeling my inner Aretha Franklin – the woman has got so much soul!!!! ⭐️🍎⭐️ pic.twitter.com/peq2KiOV0M
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) April 16, 2018
Fans were also able to pitch correct the video, revealing Spears’ actual singing voice. Hear that version below.
Pitch effect removed: Britney Spears singing Aretha Franklin in her REAL voice! pic.twitter.com/8OGEHGo95M
— Derek (@DerekPlease) April 16, 2018
Just like Ms. Swift, the “Toxic” singer was met with mass criticism for even jokingly attempting to cover the 1968 hit. Check out the best reactions below.
Britney Spears is hereby banned from the cookout for butchering Aretha Franklin’s music with a snapchat filter.
— Zephyr (@zzpphhrr) April 17, 2018
— This Is Yo Momma (@BlazeHazey4) April 17, 2018
I really set myself up for disaster sometimes. Why would I click on a video of Britney Spears singing Aretha Franklin ?
— Janáe, No Aiko (@Saymynae) April 17, 2018
Aretha damn sure doesn’t sound like that.
— Narcodo (@iamnarcodo) April 17, 2018
Ended Aretha Franklin pic.twitter.com/mDYWR4Lbk8
— Shay (@ShayBSpears) April 16, 2018
I love you, but Aretha Franklin is BEYOND you babe
— Graziel Hernandez (@graziel2084) April 16, 2018
Aretha watching this rn pic.twitter.com/uYZlHfY9WK
— AJ (@BeyPanther) April 17, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.