If Britney Spears is feeling like she's being pushed out of the spotlight by younger, more talented artists, you wouldn't know it. In fact, she's quick to praise them.
The inger made a comeback earlier this year with her Femme Fatale album, and is glad to have "competition" from new young artists such as Jessie J and Adele.
They push her to "make her songs and live shows better" she says.
She told Stylist magazine: "It's cool there are so many new, up-and-coming artists to look at and be inspired by. I think it's great to have a little competition."
"I feel it inspires [Team Britney] and makes us better. There are so many soulful singers, even ones from London, like Adele and Jessie J, who are just amazing."
"It feels like a really cool time to be making music now."
It's also just a cool time to be Britney Spears, in general.
"As the years have gone by, I've evolved as an artist," said the soon-to-be 30-year-old, who's been at this since 1998. "I've put even more into my career."
"After that amount of time you start to know exactly what you want. You feel a little bit more in your skin, in terms of who you are. And that feels really nice."
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