Britney Spears Songs vs. Somali Pirates

Britney Spears Songs vs. Somali Pirates


The British Navy uses Britney Spears' songs to scare off Somali pirates (it's real!)


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In an excellent case of "here's a sentence you won't read every day", Britney Spears has emerged as an unlikely figurehead in the fight against Somali pirates.

According to reports, Britney's hits, including Oops! I Did It Again and Baby One More Time, are being employed by British naval officers in an attempt to scare off pirates along the east coast of Africa. Perhaps nothing else – not guns, not harpoons – is quite as intimidating as the sound of Ms. Spears singing "Ooh baby baby!"

Merchant naval officer Rachel Owens explained the tactics to Metro: "Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most.

These guys can't stand Western culture or music, making Britney's hits perfect. As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can."

Britney is currently preparing to release her eighth album, Britney Jean, in December. It follows the single Work Bitch, although producer Will.i.am claimed the sound of this track is not indicative of the rest of the record. No doubt the record's eclectic sound has been designed to keep any potential pirates on their toes.

Britney Jean will be Spears' first album since 2011's Femme Fatale. When it's released, perhaps the British military can stockpile copies down a bunker in Norfolk in preparation for the third world war.


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