A question often torments us when we consider all the possibilities in a given situation: “What if?”
This question is currently being explored in a Reddit thread which tackles the “what ifs” of pop music.
It all started when a user asked the question, “What are your biggest pop music storylines?”
Examples: “What if Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola never met? What if Zayn decides to sleep with him X factor Hearing in the UK? What if Jay Z and Beyoncé never met?
Many of music’s biggest stars were thrown into the discussion, including Taylor Swift. One user focused on the infamous 2009 MTV Video Music Awards incident between her and rapper Kanye West.
“What if Kanye hadn’t interrupted Taylor at the VMAs?” user posed.
“I don’t think Taylor would be as big as she was. I think she would always be wildly successful, but Kanye put her on the radar of so many people who would never have listened to her before. “, someone replied.
Another person spoke about Britney Spears, wondering, “What if Britney hadn’t broken her leg during the [music video] tour for ‘Outrageous’?”
Another Reddit user suggested that the singer In the zone The era may have lasted much longer, while another set up a series of butterfly effects, including that she didn’t marry ex Kevin Federline and that she didn’t. didn’t have his public breakdown and subsequent conservatorship battle.
Another user focused on Miley Cyrus and her breakout role on the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana. “What if Miley Cyrus had never been cast as Hannah Montana?” they wondered.
“Her music career would have started a little later and country, not pop. She clearly needs to be a singer and she would have always had the connections to make it happen,” someone replied, while a another suggested “Billy Ray Cyrus would never have been on ‘Old Town Road’.
Another Reddit user asked a series of questions, including, “What if Katy [Perry] hadn’t tried to change his style and image with Witness? What if Aaliyah hadn’t died? What if Nipplegate hadn’t happened?
“If Aaliyah was still alive, I don’t think she would have been as tall as Beyoncé, but she sure would have been a little taller than Brady and Monica,” someone offered, adding, “Somewhere on Alicia Keys’ I’d say she would’ve finished The matrix sequels and probably would have been a huge movie star and fashion icon trending around 2003. She would have been a huge icon in the 2000s overall and probably settled into the 2010s and up.
“Nipplegate changed the digital age as we know it. The demand to see it again started on YouTube and there’s a connection to Netflix that left the DVD rental sphere and took a chance on streaming, then became a giant,” one user replied when asked about Janet Jackson’s infamous Super Bowl Halftime Show wardrobe malfunction.
The thread included many other theories and questions and can be found here.
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