Oh baby, baby. Not all Britney Spears impressions get her stamp of approval.
In March, when Ariana Grande hosted arguably the strongest episode of “Saturday Night Live” (FIGHT ME) last season, her most memorable contribution was a series of celebrity vocal impersonations in a sketch about the streaming service Tidal that included a rendition of “Oops! I Did It Again.”
But, according to Spears, Grande’s efforts sounded about as good as that leaked “Alien” recording without autotune that we’ve decided, as a society, to forget ever existed.
After stating during an interview with London’s KISS FM radio station that she thought the bit was “really funny” and complimenting Grande on her “real voice” ― the shade is real, everybody ― Spears had this to say about the impression: “I’ve heard better.”
Honestly, if there’s anyone who should be offended by Spears’ comments, it’s Rihanna, whose “Work” Grande also covered in the sketch. Can we please put a moratorium on white people covering that song humorously? Never a good look.
Watch Grande’s full host of impressions below: