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?
Britney: Maybe a lot of training and work before that happens. But I’ve never done that before, it would be itimidating. It would be fun though…
Carolina: Would there ever be anyone you would take on with you?
Britney: Oh my goodness, uh… Aerosmith, probably. He’s so genious, brilliant
Cubby: Everybody talking about Carpool Karaoke which aired on Thursday night, how fun was that?
Britney: Yea it was fun, it was really fun. The guy was just so incredibly sweet. I had no idea he has kids, he’s a teddy bear. I was like, ‘I just want to hug you right now’. It was a little awkward like driving by grocery stores. People walk by and there are like 18 cameras around us. This is just so awkward.
Cubby: Did you know the songs that he was going to play?
Britney: I don’t remember. Well he controlled the whole thing, and sometimes I got onto him and said, ‘I don’t want to hear that song again’. They didn’t show that part..
Cubby: what songs did you not want to hear again?
Britney: Ofcourse Baby and Oops. Oh my God and he kept playing them. He put a wig on for it. Yea I totally went along with it.
Carolina: So I did want to ask you, you met Hillary Clinton. Can you tell us what that meeting was like? What did you guys talk about?
Britney: She was very very interesting. Honestly it’s so weird because we sat down and there are these constructed pictures of us sitting down, all sitting up straight. Bill Clinton was there. And we’re all like this. Laughing. Then one of my friends was like ‘What were you talking about.’ Me and Larry we had to really think about it.. We were talking about food the whole time. So yea, she’s a great lady. She knows what’s up.
Cubby: Who is your current crush right now? I heard you had a crush at one time on Brad Pitt, was it Brad Pitt you had a crush on?
Britney: It’s always been Brad Pitt but no, no it’s not (brad). I really don’t have a crush on anyone right now. Ok I will say, I think Odell.
Carolina: Beckham jr?
Britney: Hello. I mean… Hello!
Cubby: But if Brad Pitt was here right now, what would you do?
Britney: I’d go run.
Carolina: Tell her Cubby!
Cubby: We have a surprise for you…..
Britney: WHAT!!!!!!!! (laughter) Don’t do that. That is so mean!
Cubby: You just proved that you’re not lying.
Carolina: Well I want to bring it back to the music because Glory. Everyone’s been talking about it. Every since it dropped. When you see the response from your fans is this almost a gift that you’re giving them because everyone’s been waiting so long for it?
Britney: Yea definitely. Even my kids have seen me through the process, my son actually came up with the name Glory. He was like ‘Mom you are going to feel glorious once this is over.’ Preston. So yea he’s really proud of that. It’s a body of work that I am very very proud of.
Carolina: I’ve heard it before that you love bruno mars? If that were ever a possibility….
Britney: Oh yes, Definitely. He’s got (swagger) yea. He’s so adorable!
Cubby: Any final thoughts before we have to let you go here? What do you want to promote? Go ahead Britney, whatever you want to say..
Britney: I’m going to sue u for traumatizing me for saying Brad Pitt was here. That’s what i’m going to say.
Carolina: You’re a mom of two boys, I’m a mom of two boys. It’s the best. Can you just give one word of mom advice? There are so many people who look up to you. Is there anything that helped you throughout the way?
Britney: I think sticking with other women, and you know, your gender really helps. No offense men! It takes a village yea, the circle of moms is really important.