is praising almost everybody in the music industry, including her ex-boyfriend who is now happily married to actress . In an interview with USA Today, the pop star also gave nods to , , , and .
When asked who inspired her, Spears said she "looks up to Beyonce, what she did with her (surprise release) album was genius, really brilliant." She went on acknowledging Cyrus with whom she shares Larry Rudolph as manager, saying "She's cool, she's fun to be around. You know, she's got really good energy." Cyrus was seen in a VIP box dancing to Spears' songs at her opening Las Vegas concert.