Earlier today, Britney performed “Make Me” and “Do You Wanna Come Over” on the Today Show (The performances and the interview were recorded the night before). And Natalie Morales caught up with Britney and talked about “her comeback”, and they played with Preston, Jayden and Lexie.
“I don’t really see it as a comeback,” she said. “I think I’ve never really left. I’ve always been here…maybe a reinvention of myself, and just a different time in my life — a really good, glorious time.”
Watch Britney perform “Make Me” below and “Do You Wanna Come Over?” below
Surprise! Britne’s on the cover of the October issue of Marie Clarie UK Magazine and we have the first picutres. She talked about Glory, being confident with her body, a very bad date she had and more. Marie Claire’s October issue, out now.
Say hello to the star of Marie Claire’s October issue, the inimitable Ms Britney Spears.
After a three-year stint in Vegas, Britney makes a storming return to the charts this month with her album Glory (currently bumping the number 1 spot). Speaking to writer Louise Gannon at Marie Claire’s LA cover shoot, Britney said she’s feeling far more comfortable in her skin these days. ‘I moved to Los Angeles when I was very young’ she said, ‘I was so under scrutiny. If a hair was out of place, I’d be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things.’
Britney thinks motherhood has played a big part in helping her to worry less. ‘Becoming a mother and being with my boys [Jayden, 9, Sean Preston, 10] has made me so much more accepting of myself. I’m their mom, whatever. That has been a really big thing for me over these last few years.’
She also revealed that being a multi platinum-selling, international pop star doesn’t make you immune to bad dates. ‘I had a really bad date’, she told us, ‘I mean, it was really bad. I’ve been single for ages and had a date with a guy I liked. I was getting anxious, worrying he wouldn’t like me. In the evening I got on the scales and I had lost six pounds.’ [She continues] ‘We went to the movies, but I could tell right away it wasn’t working. It was sort of awkward. So after the movie I came home and that was it. It just didn’t work […] He just wasn’t that into me. I liked him. He knew that. But he definitely didn’t feel the same. It happens to everybody. Being famous doesn’t make you any different.’
Three years of physically demanding Vegas shows have made Britney feel fitter and stronger than ever, even though her sister tries to stuff as many brownies into her mouth as possible when she sees her. ‘She’s always trying to get me to eat’ says Britney. ‘I never ate sushi until a year or so ago. I thought the idea of raw fish was horrible. Then we had a day in a hotel in Vegas and she ordered up every single bit of sushi they had and we sat there just eating everything. Now I’m hooked.’
In this new interview with Elvis Duran and The Morning Show, Britney opens up about her VMAs performance (even when the interview was recorded before the VMAs lol), the material that didn’t make Glory, Carpool Karaoke and not remembering anything about her 1999 VMAs performance.
Read the highlights and listen to the full interview below:
On her 2016 VMAs performance and collaborating with G-Eazy…
“We wanted to do something kinda different. Something I’d never done before,” she explained. “I got to do some of his song. It just made it more interesting for me. My kids think he’s frickin’ so cool!”
On her Carpool Karaoke episode — and unreleased footage (start the Change.org petitions now)…
“We started out with the dancers. They probably didn’t use that part. Did they show me teaching him how to dance? They didn’t? Oh my God!” she yelped. Paging James Corden!
On Glory, and what didn’t make the cut…
“We actually had about 30 or 40 songs in the end, and just chose the best ones and our favorites. It took a while,” she explained. When asked later on if the scraps were mind-blowing artsy-fartsy brilliance, she didn’t sound too convinced: “It was personally not some of my favorite things, but some other writers have actually listened and want to give it to some of their artists.” Continue reading Britney’s iHeart Radio Interview With Elvis Duran
Here’s the full Q&A with Most Requested Live were Britney answers questions submitted by fans. She talks about “Glory” title, the floods in Louisiana, working with G-Eazy, if she’ll tour after Vegas and that she would like to work with Steven Tyler, Gwen Stefani and… Justin Timberlake.
Britney is in New York for the VMAs, but she’s also promoting her new album, Glory. Here’s the full interview with iHeart Radio and she talks about Glory, telling us that it was Preston who chose the album title, the Super Bowl, Carpool Karaoke and more.
Cubby: Welcome back to New York Britney!
Britney Spears: Thank you so much. I am so excited to be here. I woke up this morning and was like where am I? oh my God, New York
Cubby: Well when was the last time you were here, it’s been awhile right?
Britney: Two years
Cubby: Is there a go-to spot, that you just have to go to in New York?
Britney Spears: I love greenwhich village, I think it’s really fun there and I um, Honestly every time I land here I just want to cry. There’s so many people I have such good memories here and I just love all the people. It’s great.
Carolina: Speaking of memories, what is it about performing at the VMAs that every artist just talks about it being a huge part of their career?
Britney: It’s just something in the air at the vmas, it’s like electric. I can’t really explain it. Every time I’ve performed there it’s always been one of these nerve racking experiences.
Carolina: Yea but you’re BRITNEY, why do u get nervous?
Britney: Oh my God you’re so sweet, I still get very nervous.
Cubby: Well congratulations again, Glory just dropped at midnight, how long has this album been in the making?
Britney: Like two and a half years.
Cubby: Why so long?
Britney: When we first stareted the project, I wasn’t really happy. That took about 6 months. Then we found an amazing girl who found me the most fun people to write with. Things started rolling. We made a good body of work
Carolina: Is there any chance that you’re going to hit the road?
Britney: You never know, honestly, my situation right now is very cool, I’m kind of spoiled. But you know, who knows what the future brings.
Cubby: Now you and Madonna are long time friends, any chance you would work again, together?
Britney: Yea, I wouldn’t mind… she’s so amazing…of course!
Carolina: There are so many names that are being thrown out for the Super Bowl Half Time show, and obviously you’ve been there before, but people want to see you, by yourself on that stage. Would that ever happen.. would that ever be a consideration for you?
Here’s the full interview that Britney gave to Scott Mills from the BBC’s radio 1.
On shading her drunk-ass Piece Of Me audience:
“It is kind of like a club environment. I have to say, everyone out there is like completely intoxicated, and I’m like ‘Wow, they look like they’re really having a good time.’”
On her entirely relaxing Hawaii vacation, during which she almost went to Heaven on Earth:
“The waves were like six-feet tall…I got sucked under for like five minutes. Literally almost drowned. And I’m like, where is my security? They’re just going to let me die here…it was fun, to say the least! I got to experience what it was like to be taken down by a six foot wave, so.”
On occasionally sucking while writing her vibe-y ninth studio masterpiece:
“Of course, it’s my best work. I feel like so far. I really took the time to work with really, really great people…Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. Just amazing producers and songwriters. It was a gift. It was an amazing gift. It’s a very creative thing to get in and to write with people and see what you come up with. You kind of have to be very humble at times and be like ‘Okay, that was really, really bad.’ It’s fun. The whole process is really fun.”
On working with certain “divas” (start making your guesses now):
“People are busy. We all have lives. It’s kind of hard. You wouldn’t believe it, but a lot of the people in the entertainment business, if you try to work with them or set up projects, a lot of times people don’t show up. A lot of people are divas in the industry. Oh my goodness! I could tell you thousands of stories, but I’m not really allowed to give out that information and what they did. You know how that goes…it’s better to go it alone, my friend.”
On Justin Bieber and his weiner:
“Wait! Did you see what happened to him the other day? Didn’t he, like, expose himself? That was insane! Like, I don’t understand what went on there. Was that on the news and stuff? Oh…my God! OH MY GOD! I met him. It’s weird. Probably like three years ago on Femme Fatale. He walks into my hotel room and he was like a kid! Literally, he looked like he was 13 years old, but he was 16. And I was like ‘Who is this kid in my hotel? Like what is going on?’…and I’m like ‘Who are these people?’ And my assistant was like ‘This is Justin Bieber and his mother.’ And I was like ‘Oh my God! I cannot believe this.’ He’s very unassuming. He’s a very nice, kind boy. He’s obviously way older now. He was extremely kind.”
On the idea of performing at the Super Bowl halftime show, which she definitely sounds super excited to potentially do:
“…Yes, I would probably do that, mhm. Definitely not on my own. I would have to have a little support there. Another artist, of course. I don’t think you would ever do the Super Bowl alone, that would be kind of scary. I don’t think I would be able to do it.”
On the true secret to weight loss — baybehs:
“Actually, just being a mom and being on the go 24/7 and being with your kids. I think worrying makes you lose weight, too. I’m not a believer of being a worrier, but unfortunately I’m a mom, so I do. It’s like one of those things…yeah. They keep you going 24/7 with crazy things.”
On wishing not to be famous anymore, serving For The Record realness:
“Yeah, I have wondered that before. A lot of times…I’m actually a very private person. Sometimes I’m in denial that I’m really famous. It’s too much, I think, for someone to reach that kind of magnitude to really understand it. I feel like when you’re younger, it’s easier. But when you’re older, it’s one of those things that’s kind of like ‘Huh? What is this? This is kind of crazy.’ But there’s a lot of people who are in store for it, and who can completely understand it and appreciate it for what it is. I go back and forth with it, honestly.”