returned to the stage earlier this week, kicking off her no-holds-barred Circus tour in her home state of Louisiana. But not everyone loved her flamboyant performance... some fans are seriously peeved that she lip-synched her way through a selection of her greatest hits.
But... hasn't Britney always been renowned for lip-synching? Surely her comeback tour wouldn't be complete without some hardcore miming!
The tour is Britney's first in five years (she's been busy getting married, getting divorced, and having children and mental breakdowns), so she pulled out all the stops: the show included kinky costumes that revealed Brit's taut and toned figure, back-up dancers, acrobats and clowns, all set against an enormous Big Top.
I can't decide if that sounds cheesy or awesome. Possibly both.
Though critics moaned about the lip-synching, and about Britney's distinct lack of killer dance moves, but almost everyone agreed: the Princess of Pop has finally regained her crown.
It's about time!
See more pics from Britney's Circus in our comeback-tastic gallery.
Is it a crime for Britney to mime... or do you forgive her?