Britney Spears w/Nicki Minaj
Where: Bridgestone Arena
When: 7 p.m.
For Britney? For Nicki? For the spectacle? The half-off ticket prices? We've given you a ton of reasons to be at Bridgestone tonight, but just in case you still need persuasion, here's Michael Smith's pick in defense of Britney Spears:
Few celebrities can survive the ebb and flow of stardom without enduring a little scandal, and Britney Spears has endured a lot. But that's what makes her such a novelty. The sweet Southern girl turned media darling has weathered two marriages, a conservatorship and a stint in the UCLA psychiatric ward, yet she has managed to maintain a staggeringly high level of popularity with fans the world over.
The songstress of pop's Femme Fatale tour promises a rollicking experience to fans who can expect to hear newer hits like "I Wanna Go"alongside bona fide classics like "Toxic." Spear's performance will no doubt be augmented by her accompanying act Nicki Minaj — monikered "Minajesty" — who has developed a cult following all her own. Though Spears may be hounded by scandal for the rest of her life, her continued success has earned her a spot in the pop pantheon and the right to address fans with her iconic greeting: "It's Britney bitch."