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Moby On Britney, Calls Her Broken

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This is actually a pretty sad thought.

During a recent interview, Moby opened up about Britney Spears, and had the following to say about her:

"…Britney's actually kind of like a broken-down shell of a human being, that's what makes her so endearing and compelling. She was lovely, but really broken. Like, Blanche Dubois-style broken."

Certainly not the sweetest thing in the world to say, although it doesn't seem like Moby meant to say this with malice.

Then again, whatever his intentions were, this is a pretty intense thing to say about a person, and we could DEF see where Brit would be hurt by his words.

What do U think about Moby's comments?

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91 comments to “Moby On Britney, Calls Her Broken”

  1. 1

    And he's done what lately? Oh, that's right….NOTHING!!. STFU!!

  2. 2

    I completely agree with him Britney seems like a lovely delicate person but she is such a puppet of the music industry she can't sing, dance or write, but she is still able to make money but I just feel like she is used by all the people around her

  3. 3

    Sad but true.

  4. 4

    Moby is a total douche bag for saying this about Britney. Seriously. What a spineless vegan. Someone should force feed him some mutton and follow it up with some whale blubber and REALLY make him live up to his name. Melville was one of his relatives? Moby has NO CLASS!

  5. 5

    I think she needs to get off the stage and live the life she wants to because she is very clearly over it. Something happened to her from Kevin Federline forward and I think all of the nit pick/strange publicity from then on really did her in emotionally.

  6. 6

    I could not agree with him more! When she is finally "free", it's gonna be really, really bad.

  7. 7

    i totally agree with him!! i loved her since i was 15 but the last 5+ years she just seems like a synthetic manufactured product of the industry, like an actual product instead of a person. and its almost like her people want to keep it that way. and i bet she super crazy about her lighting just like blanche

  8. 8

    i actually think this is a lovely description of her state of being. Something is missing with her now and it would seem the spark is all gone. She seems to have a windup key rather than passion.

  9. 9

    I'm surprised he wasn't more honest and say she sucks because she does.

  10. 10

    Re: Alliestp – You have no idea what hes done in the music world. Him > Brittany. Brittany is a washed up skank..I mean watching her perform is just painful now. All pop stars do is lip sync and recycle the same shit.

  11. 11

    Take a good look in the mirror Moby and shut the hell up! I'm sure Britney cares about your opinion.

  12. 12

    I say Moby is a very insightful man.

  13. 13

    Moby is a sanctimonious ass.

  14. 14

    To compare her to Blanche DuBois is actually kind og beautiful. She was so hurt there was no real coming back even if she acted it. I think that is very much the case with Britney- I feel like she has lost alot of herself over her career.

  15. 15

    well sadly, it's true. she used to have fire and got even people like me - who hate that kind of pop crap - to watch. she was a great dancer with tons of stage presence and sex appeal, but once she turned in a debauched loon with Federline getting her drugged up and pregnant, it was all gone. now she looks like she'd be happier back in Louisiana raising her two boys alongside her teen-mom sister's kid rather than lip-synching and barely moving on stage. sad story indeed -

  16. 16

    He's right…

  17. 17

    Truth hurts?

  18. 18

    I think Britney was more like a human being in those last five years. Yes, she was a Disney plastic doll when she was launched in the music industry. Nobody could stand that perfection without getting a meltdown for too long. But Moby is a douchebag anyway.

  19. 19

    The thing is… she's obviously highly medicated..

    And -as she's shown in the past - she NEEDS to be highly medicated. Maybe some lower doses might help, but maybe not. It's very possible that this is just an unfortunate result of very real mental illness that isn't going to go away and she has to be medicated to deal with..

  20. 20

    Re: Alliestp

    really, he isnt referring to record sales, he is referring to her mental state as a human, maybe you should look past the fact you idolize her and think about how she isn't just that chick you listen to she is a real person

  21. 21

    He's absolutely right. I really hope this tour gives her some of her confidence back!

  22. 22

    Moby who?

  23. 23

    Re: Toodleskitty

    So how does pointing out the truth make you spineless? To act like nothing is wrong with a person in front in their face is spineless.

  24. 24

    Somehow I bet Britney takes this as a huge compliment, makes her feel deep.

  25. 25

    seems Moby is spot on. he's just making observations…does it REALLY seem like Britney Spears is passionate about her 'music' seems to me she seems pimped out to an infinite degree by a record label and managers that just want the money.

  26. 26

    what to be relevant again? try to bash Britney Spears then you'll be talked about, at least for a while. pathetic.

  27. 27

    I think Britney is broken also, but I think it is ok. Broken people who pick themselves up and start again, those who have the fight within them to keep putting one foot in front of the other and making the best life they can for themselves are far better than the unbroken.

    People give all the credit to the people who live a charmed life, as if it was sooooo hard to to. My respect goes to the broken, they are the people I admire. Broken doesn't make you less of a person if you put back the pieces, because crazy glue is strong.

  28. 28

    Damn you Kevin Federline!

  29. 29

    Moby's a Dick.

  30. 30

    It's called Monarch programming and she will never be free of it…she's literally a slave 4 U.

  31. 31

    Its totally true. When she talks she just sounds like shes repeating what someone told her to say. The passion is gone. It's like her eyes are dead. Maybe something needs to be done with her medication. It's not right.

  32. 32

    It is sad but true, I've been saying this for a while. He's right.

  33. 33

    His observation and reference hit the nail on the head.

  34. 34

    The girl isnt trusted to make her own decisions as an adult, yet she is shoved on stage like a prize pony to strut and make money for her corporate machine. How can her father sleep at night using his own flesh and blood for profit, when it's pretty obvious that she would rather just be left alone to live whatever kind of "normal" life she can muster? If I were her I would purposely sabotage every live show until the madness stops.

  35. 35

    Agreed! If you've seen any of her interviews or performances you can see she's no longer the energetic, passionate, performer she once was. It's very sad because when she was going through her melt down we all wanted her to get better and she did but now it looks like it's forced and not on her terms.

  36. 36

    She's not broken, she's just a baby

  37. 37

    Truth hurts - you can tell she's miserable. She has no life! Everything about her is controlled. I totally agree with Moby.

  38. 38

    LMAO, Britney is number 3 on the Billboard charts and GaGa is at number 20 so of course Mario is trying to destroy Brit once again by posting this. Anyways the bald f-a-g-g-o-t hasn't worked with her since In the Zone so how in the fuck does he know anything about her recently? I hate when people use her name to gain publicity. What a fucking has-been.

  39. 39

    who cares if she's "def hurt by his words," he's the only one not kissing her ass and telling her what a goddess she is in music when all i see on stage is a pathetic woman desperately trying to stay relevant. her music sucks, i'm not sure if she knows how to have hip-action in dancing, and waiting for someone to fucking let her know her weave is a hot mess. britney is a 5 year old in the body of a 50 year old. i don't think she's smart, she's worse than a college kid living with her parents, and when i see her with her kids i think of what people say when they see teen having kids: "a baby having a baby." and btw, he wasn't talking about her professionally so leave his career out of it. at least if he has a shaved head it's not because he went fucking nuts. people need to stop babying a grown woman and tell her shit is real.

  40. 40

    HOW RUDE! Even if its true - who the hell is he to say it?? She still contributes a HELLA lot more than than he ever does!

  41. 41

    To all people calling Moby a "Has Been" really need to take a hard look @ his career. He is not about fame, he is about providing music for people to enjoy. Music he creates from his home and from his heart. Music that _he_ creates. Not music that is created for him by other people.

    He is a pioneer of music what can Britney say about herself? She is not a unique person, nor is she original. She is just a puppet created by the music industry to churn out crappy music that is over processed and redundant.

  42. 42

    I do not think Moby meant it to be negative, just an observation. I know her fans are taking it as a dig, but he I believe it was just honesty, no need to cut him down with personal attacks. Also I like Britneys music, & wish her well, but Ive noticed something about her in the last few years myself, but couldnt put my finger on it. I think that was it, but I belive its a better life than the manic highs, & lows she was experiancing bfore.

  43. 43

    I was going to call Moby an asshole for saying she's "broken" but he didn't mean it in a mean way… the way he describes it is actually very insightful and true! Smart, wise man lol

  44. 44

    I agree with what he said but I would not say it in public. That's mean.

  45. 45

    Because she's not? Bitch has been broken for quite some time. She's beyond trailer trash. She always looks like she needs to take a bath!

  46. mw says – reply to this


    he's so right…she seems really empty, devoid of emotion. i hope she at some point does what makes her happy. maybe that is just being a mom and leaving this crazy industry behind her. practically her whole life she was used to make a buck by so many people..

  47. 47

    as much as I hate to admit it, britney spears does seem broken. When she performs there is just no light in her eyes. Its like there is a void missing. The only time she seems happy is when she is with her boys. It seems like Brits heart just isnt in the music anymore and shes just doing it because its what shes supposed to do. I love brit, but I think its time to call it quits.

  48. 48

    Re: Canada Guy – yea, prized pony is a good description. Id also compare her to those little toddlers they put into pagaents. They don't know any better and have to do what their parents tell them too.. Britney is forced to do what everyone else (her handlers) tell her too, and I think shes over it.. but thats just my opinion and I could be wrong.

  49. 49

    I think that sometimes honesty and truth hurts, but actually pretending that Britney is fine and dandy and pushing her into full promotional machines like tours and performances when it is obvious that she's not ready for it, is more hurtful to Britney as a human being. It's those who feed her sweet words when they see that there's something wrong who are hurting her more.

  50. 50

    anyone who can look at britney and think shes actually happy with where she is is sad, cant you see the blank look on her face, her lack of passion and love for what shes doing? she tries to escape and people just wont leave her alone, im sure she feels like its a lose lose situation and shes just making the best of it..

  51. 51

    well i think he's right. it's quite obvious.

  52. 52

    hey moby,
    britney's hair grew back

  53. 53

    Re: NookiesWA – and apparently neither do you, since you're not backing it up with anything except more Dis of Ms. Spears. People behind the scenes should stay there and since Ms. Spears isn't the only one lip-synching (i.e. Beyonce and Ms. Gag-Gag), again….no big deal. STFU

  54. 54

    He is 100% right. When you look at pictures of her its like there is no one inside. Face it, you have to be pretty bad off for a court to grant a parent as a conservator when you're an adult. Especially with the money and fame she has. I think she is extremely mentally ill and always was, and there pressure that was put on her to perform for all those years eventually just led to a severe mental breakdown.

  55. 55

    Re: eat_shit_bebe – Real mental illness and medication really? Obviously you have no clue about Britney b/c if you did you would know her illness is real instead of making fun of it and subjectively commenting as if it's a fabrication or delusion…she suffers from anxiety disorder, for which she is taking medicine. She's been trough alot…she looks fabulous at her age, and her career has spanned 13 years and 9 albums..who can say that at such an early age? UMMM..no one..give her a break. Femme Fatale is amazing!

  56. 56

    What does he done MUSIC!!! what does she done tabloids …….a worthless human being who fills her day giving nosense interviews for magazines and that she writes music oh please!!!!

  57. 57

    Re: veryvuitton – Now really? lol how frivolously immature of you…she's beautiful and had gorgeous body on her..after having two kids..not many people look as good as she does…and she was name Forbes most powerful celebrity and in Top 5 of most powerful women in the world under 30…trailer park trash? Hardly..do your research instead of uttering ignorance from your asinine head…and by research I don't mean google or wikipedia. She's the Queen of Pop, Artist of Decade, sold 6 #1 albums, 117 million copies worldwide (includes compilation, greatest hits, and #1 singles)..how profoundly ignorant are you now!

  58. 58

    Re: redmond – and GAG GAG? The self-proclaimed atheist and satanist, self mutilating Tranny with Adam's Apple? She's more of a role model? The tranny who promotes blasphemy? Really? LOL wait til she breaks down..that's gonna be horrible b/c she's already a hot mess train wreck who rides the gay train and extorts them for records/sales.

  59. 59

    While I do agree with him completely of her being a shell of her former self, I don't agree that it makes her endearing and compelling. It makes her look like a loserhead!

  60. 60

    Re: Alliestp – whaat?! moby is waaay more talented than britney. have you even heard what he has done?! he actually makes REAL music.

  61. biddy says – reply to this


    The truth hurts.

  62. 62

    He should have kept that to himself, it's rude and makes him look like a complete arse, no matter if it's actually true or not. Because if it's true he's sort of kicking her while she's down and if it's not true, he's kind of lying…

  63. 63

    MOBY IS TOTALLY RIGHT!!!!!!! When I saw Britney's last "special" on TV where she performed some of the new album songs for the first time…….thats exactly what I thought. I thought…"Britney Spears the superstar" has left. This is just a shell of a woman who used to be able to sing (sometimes) and dance at the same time. The QUALITY of the performances she does now…….give me a choreographer and I could do a better job. She may love what she does. The problem is, is that to the general public that has a brain left……..when she performs now, she just looks like she doesnt give a shit anymore. Doesnt give a shit to want to dance well, doesnt give a shit if all she does is whip her hair around, and doesnt give a shit that all she does is hop around stage a little lipsynching to EXTREEEEMELY over-produced tracks. Go big or go home….Britney needs to go home now.

  64. 64

    I gotta say he is 100% right. Perfectly said. Second, I think people offended should simply re-read what he said a few times & really think about it… He is telling the truth, & really saying it in the kindest way he can I think. I don't see it so much as an insult, but just a simply true observation. Britney IS very much america's broken girl.

  65. 65

    He's right, the past few years she's been like a sad little puppet with no spark.

  66. 66

    agree. plus he's worked with her so his armchair analysis hold a little more water than say, dr drew or whoever. it doesn't help that people trot her around like a showpony

  67. 67

    Honestly the fact he would speak to the media about her says a lot about his character. It's disgusting and why do we give a shit what he thinks….I can think for myself I really don't need his opinion. I'm sure he doesn't know anything more about her personally then any other person who reads the tabloids. I think his behavior is irresponsible and in no way positive. He should really go back to keeping his mouth shut and making crappy music.

  68. IVIV says – reply to this


    Moby wrote & produced "Early Morning" for Britney's In The Zone album. He worked with her & if he is saying this about how she was that far back, it says something. Moby is not a "douche" he is extremely caring & pure talent, he wasn't attacking her. He was stating the truth, after what Britney has done you can't deny that. & it's not Moby's fault.

  69. 69

    Can he not keep his thoughts to himself? All I can say is RUDE.

  70. 70

    She is though, she has even admitted to it. I dont think he meant it to be mean but thats what makes everyone like her.

  71. IVIV says – reply to this


    Re: Spamino2 – can I ask you why Britney fans always blame Kevin Federline? Sure Kevin is a douche, but no one forced Britney to be with him. or have 2 children with him. She loved Kevin & wanted to be with him, that's not Kevin's fault. It's his fault that he's a douchebag, but Britney was with him because she wanted to be. I just dont understand why her fans don't ever hold her accountable for…anything…it's always someone else's fault. Kevins, the choreographers, she doesn't sing cause she dances, she doesn't dance cause she's wearing heels, she had kids, her voice changed cause of allergies…lol…Except when anything good happens…then you credit Britney. (I don't hate her, I just don't get it…)

  72. 72


  73. 73

    Re: justacritic – I'm not a Gaga fan but an Atheist is not a Satanist!! Are you so fuckin' dumb?

  74. 74

    Re: sayswho
    Well said.
    She just seems like she's on auto pilot. The spark doesn't seem to be there with her.

  75. 75

    It's a very sad thing to say, unfortunately very true in her case. I think whatever caused her problems in the past has had a lasting effect on her. There is no emotion in her eyes, it's almost as if she's an empty shell of a person. Not everyone can take what Hollyweird has to offer and come out the other end sane!

  76. @v@ says – reply to this


    Yes, and yet she charts and earns far more than he likely ever will. I wonder how he describes himself.

  77. 77

    Re: @v@ – See all you Britney fans keep coming back with that, but the truth is Britney's not talented. I think it was DaVinci or some huge artist who showed us that sometimes talent isn't appreciated when the person's alive. I agree with Moby, trust me, I could say worse about her

  78. 78

    This is for the peopel saying Brit should call it quits - you think she wants to be doing this? She clearly has a contract and has to do it. I heard FF was the last album on her contract, and i'm sure after this era we wont be hearing any new music by her for a long time. So just enjoy it.

  79. 79


  80. 80

    She is a broken shell. She is a puppet, and is constantly being told what to do and not do. She has to be fucking baby-sat at all times. She no longer has a personality, she used to be all around and cute and talk to the media. Now she is just what she is told to be. zombie.

  81. 81

    Moby shouldn't judge anyone! Especially w/ both of them being in the public eye. No matter what his intentions, it's in bad taste. How would he like someone going public about his flaws? Not cool.

  82. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: pearl chavez – I'm not a Britney fan. I have never bought her music. I am, however, a fan of how she's working so hard to put herself and her life back together. This kind of public statement from Moby right now? She doesn't need.

  83. 83

    Re: IVIV – you really hit it on the nail. i dont get it either. i wish someone could explain it to people like you and me and many others that dont get it.

  84. 84

    Re: pearl chavez – her 117 million albums prove otherwise as well as her highly successful perfume lines (all 7 of them)…And yes, I did say 117 million copies sold, which include compilations, greatest hits, and singles, in addition to album/single sales…

  85. 85

    Re: Canada Guy – Just thought I might point out that Britney actually needs her Dad to do this for her so that she/Jive Records could get insurance on the Circus and this tour. I heard that insurance would not cover her as she was too much of a risk. Her Dad and the lawyer are both named; this is why she did not contest the extension of the conservatorship. I don't believe Britney gets used unless she wants to be. She may be "broken" - most people with mental illness are; but I think that is where her fire came from and with medication, it just isn't there anymore. I would rather see her healthy and happy and when this tour is over, I am sure she will do whatever the hell she wants.

  86. 86

    HE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!! MORE PEOPLE NEED TO SAY THIS OUT LOUD. It's like ignoring the big elephant in the room. Britney is a former shell of her self. She will never ever be the huge superstar she once was. She is too far gone. She can't dance anymore, can't sing and needs all the help she can get on her music - big named producers, other artists, a lot of studio mixing to make sure she sounds "okay", the air brush and photo shop team have to work overtime on her photos. She can't do live interviews and the rare times she does do them, all of the questions must be approved by her babysitters and the interviewers can't ask any questions that weren't approved. She can't go places unless one of her babysitters is with her, can't be alone with her kids, isn't allowed to have a cell phone or be on the internet (so you Britards that think she does her own tweets, you are delusional). This Femme Fat Albert tour will suck as much as her GMA & VMA performances did. Stick a fork in this pork, she is done. I applaud you Moby.

  87. 87

    Re: TrannyTakesATumble – OMG!! You typical stupid Britard. What he is saying has nothing to do with what her number is on the music charts. The success of her album has nothing to do with her. It has every thing to do with the producers, writers, collarborators, studio mixers, air brush and photo shop teams. He is saying TAKE A LOOK AT HER. SHE HAS NO SUBSTANCE, NO DRIVE FOR THIS INDUSTRY - she can't even dance anymore. She can't take care of herself. You stupid stupid moron.

  88. 88

    Re: justacritic – Hey fucktard, no one said anything about Lady Gaga.

  89. 89

    Re: TORTEZ – I don't mean any disrespect with this, but you should better go to the Vigilant Citizen forums, nobody pays attention to you here, and saying things like this only makes it sound crazy and discredits the (conspiracy) theories

  90. 90

    Sadly I have to agree as well, I believe she's been pushed into recording, performing and touring, and only wishes to be a mom. Free Britney!

  91. 91

    Re: Britney Spears is a Joke – You are so pathetic…I am a real Britney fan and yet, you seem to concern yourself with her a lot more than I do.