Britney Spears Pities Justin Bieber Because People Are "Really Quick to Judge"

"Toxic" singer weighs in on the pitfalls of social media

By Francesca Bacardi Mar 01, 2016 5:57 PMTags
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Britney Spears knows what it's like to be in the limelight and all of the pros and cons that come with it, which is why she has learned to ignore what gets said about her—positive or negative.

It's safe to say she's living her best life—she has a wildly successful residency in Las Vegas, which just added more tour dates, and has two adorable sons—but when she was rising to fame social media wasn't as present as it is today, which is something she considers herself lucky to have missed.

"Whoever is in the spotlight, people are really quick to judge. I mean, there are a lot of kids coming up who've experienced that," she tells V Magazine #100.

And one of those stars who has grown up at the hands of social media's mercy is Justin Bieber, for whom Spears feels really sorry (pun intended).

"You know, Justin Bieber, he's huge, and he experiences [judgment]. It's just the way the world works, unfortunately," the "Toxic" singer explains. "I've been doing this for 20 years. I kind of don't pay attention to it. I have my relationship with God and myself and that's what matters to me. I really don't care what most people think."

Not only does the pop star avoid social media, she also admits that she tries to say away from a lot of technology in general. "Honestly, I still don't use my computer," she tells V, laughing. "My kids use the computer more than I do! I understand that a lot of people are into it, and I have days where I write and stuff, but it's really not for me. It's not my thing."

Her "thing" these days, however, is new music! The 34-year-old songstress has been busy recording a new album, which by the sounds of it will be her "best" one yet.

"Honestly, I'm just particular with this record. It's my baby, and so I really want it done right," she says. "I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. But I just know that the direction I'm going in is so good. It's the best thing I've done in a long time."

She continues, "I'm proud of the work, and it's very different; it's not what you would think at all. But I'm not rushing anything. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it."

Give us a little tease, Britney!