Perhaps fearing what would happen if she had to carry an entire performance, Britney Spears piggy backed on gigs by Nicki Minaj (above) and Rihanna (below) last night at the Billboard Music Awards. It worked, too, and put into full relief just how much Britney is the foremother of RiRi and Nicki's brand of pop girliness, the celebrity femininity that blends skankiness with innocent "Who Me?" smiles and winks. But if it's obvious from last night's performance that Rihanna and Nicki learned a thing or two from Britney, will older Britney take the time to heed lessons from her own thick-skinned cultural offspring?
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