Tyla says Britney Spears comparisons are 'getting boring now'

Tyla has branded the Britney Spears comparisons as 'boring now' credit:Bang Showbiz
Tyla has branded the Britney Spears comparisons as 'boring now' credit:Bang Showbiz

Tyla thinks the Britney Spears comparisons are "getting boring now".

When the 22-year-old singer released the music video for her track 'Water' last October fans were quick to point out the racy visuals were similar to Britney's iconic 'I'm A Slave 4 U' promo from 2001.

Tyla didn't appreciate the comparison then and she's now getting frustrated with the continued references to Britney when people discuss her.

During an interview with Dazed, she said: "Honestly, when people bring up these references, most of the time there was never a reference.

"It’s never, 'Make the video look completely like this.' It’s getting boring now."

The 'Overdue' hitmaker emphasised she and her team try to innovate with her music videos, and added she likes to surround herself with people who have "new and fresh ideas".

She said: "We have so many cool things of this time, new creatives. I just love working with people who have new and fresh ideas."

Tyla then highlighted the choreography is rarely pre-planned, and is instead simply a group of "random people" expressing themselves "in the moment".

She explained: "Even the dances that we come up with, it’s literally random people who just did something they felt in the moment which just caught on and now the world is doing it."

In March, the 'Jump' singer released her debut studio album 'Tyla', which included contributions from the likes of Travis Scott, Becky G, Gunna, Tems and Skillibeng.

After releasing the Grammy-winning LP, Tyla had planned to go on tour, though was forced to put those plans on hold when she suffered an undisclosed injury.

The South African artist insisted she was in no hurry to hit the road, and added she felt she needs to "take [her] time" to ensure she fully recovers.

She said: "I’m still listening to my body."

"I think I need to take my time, not rush. I want to give people art and good performances, but I need to listen to my body and what I need."