To describe the famous pop star Britney Spears in a phrase in the most accurate way would be to label her as ‘The Queen of Tragedy’, in some ways. Although her immaculate vocals have earned her credit for influencing the revival of teen pop during the period from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, the Princess of Pop’s life story has been nothing short of a disaster. From her PR downfall to her conservatorship battle to all the failed relationships that followed, Spears has surely had an eventful life.
This catastrophe even followed Spears when she attempted to become a reality star back in 2005 with her five-episode mini-series Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, which ended up getting slammed as being too ‘narcissistic’ by the critics.
How Critics Failed Britney Spears’ Attempt At Becoming A Reality Star
In her recently released memoir The Woman in Me, written by the pop star herself, Britney Spears recalled the time she was in a “situationship” with one of her ex-husbands, Kevin Federline. This was also a plotline on her five-episode miniseries, Britney and Kevin: Chaotic.
Aired on UPN back in 2005, the miniseries had the 2000s Vlogger-ish vibe to it, with most of the content in the episodes taken from footage captured by none other than Spears and Federline’s camcorders. In one way or another, it served as something of a short diary that perfectly captured the pair’s short love story.
To explain it in short, Britney and Kevin: Chaotic was a miniseries from the Crazy singer’s tour, tagging along with her throughout which, was her former hubby Federline. And from what can be derived from the show, Spears was pretty much just another American tourist who wanted to capture everything around her.
Even though there were instances where Spears’ bodyguard and assistant filmed them, most of it was from the Princess of Pop’s camcorder. Thus, a lot of the content shown in the five-episode mini-series was mostly Spears herself or with Kevin Federline, enjoying everything life threw at her—at least on the camera.
However, this wasn’t received too well by critics who deemed the Queen of Tragedy to be a ‘narcissist’ because almost everything in the mini-series revolved around Spears herself during the The Onyx Hotel Tour video. Just like that, Britney Spears’ attempt at becoming a reality star was stamped upon by ruthless critics.
Everything That Britney Spears’ Britney and Kevin: Chaotic Included
Britney Spears’ Britney and Kevin: Chaotic mini-series showed anything and everything that the pop singer did while she was on The Onyx Hotel Tour. This included a lot of behind-the-scenes content, the singer and her ex-husband goofing around and joking, footage from their hotel stays and roaming the streets of all the countries she visited on her tour, etc.
Also included were the people she had been around for quite some time like her bodyguard Mo, her longtime assistant Felicia, and her backup dancers and makeup artists. Besides this, the show also featured some of her live concert moments during her tour, like when she was performing Crazy, Overprotected, Toxic, and other songs from her In the Zone album.
Summing it all up in a nutshell, Britney Spears’ attempt at being a reality star was quite good as the singer proved how her celebrity and likeness are made for entertainment. In fact, had the merciless critics taken even the slightest bit of pity on her and let her loose in her own skin, Spears could have even topped the charts as a reality star!