The couple had been together for 10 years and were known synonymously as "Bennifer #2."
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Did you listen (above) to the raw version of Britney Spears' song Alien, off her 2013 album Britney Jean??
Were you as shocked as we were while experiencing the track without auto-tune?!
WHO IS THIS PERSON AND WHAT HAS SHE DONE WITH OUR POP PRINCESS?
It's no secret Brit-Brit loves to alter her vocals for super sonic sound impact — but this recorded version of the jam is almost unrecognizable to our ears.
While the Vegas headliner has been receiving major flack over this recently leaked ear candy, one of her allies and producers is finally speaking out about the song that was never supposed to be heard!
Alien's producer, William Orbit, defended the songstress on his Facebook page Sunday with a legit explanation of the sound snafu!
"Dearest Music Lovers, I have heard that Britney vocal link that everybody’s been discussing. It has been impossible not to as there have been many comments directing my attention to it. [I won’t re-posting it here]. I'd like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up.
Warming up is essential if you’re a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I’ve heard all manner of sounds emitted during warmups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners.
A generous singer will put something down the mic to help the engineer get their systems warmed up and at the right level, maybe whilst having a cup of herb tea and checking through lyrics before the session really kicks off. It’s not expected to be a ‘take’.
I think that 99% of you reading this will totally understand.
Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that.
Do U agree with him??
Or think Brit has lost her Lucky sparkle?!
SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!
[Image via Britney Spears/Instagram]