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Britney Spears opens up.



When Britney isn't in performance mode, she's striking up interviews left and right to remind the world she's still a force to be reckoned with. The pop star is nearing the end of her Asia tour this summer. She wrapped up a show in Bangkok, Thailand, today (June 24) then will make stops in Hong Kong on June 27, Singapore on June 30 and finish in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 3. She’ll embark on another leg of Piece Of Me beginning Aug. 9 in Las Vegas.

The "Slumber Party" singer's interviews typically focus on the event at hand, her boys and music, but Israel's most popular newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, dove in deeper. They managed to inspire Britney to open up about a more tumultuous time in her life.

The interview was translated from Hebrew to English, so take that into consideration. Read below:


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What's it like being Britney Spears?

“I’m sometimes in denial to the fact that I'm a celebrity. Deep inside I wish to be very private, which I believe I am. All this fame is way too much for me, as it’s really hard to grasp its magnitude. When you’re young and in the beginning of your career it’s understandable that you've just stepped into this world. But when you grow up and you look at this industry you're like 'huh? that's crazy.' I have these moments where I just want to dress up like a normal person and walk in the street. It goes through my mind quite a lot." 

If you could give 16-year-old Britney Spears one advice, what would it be?

“Very simple: Enjoy the moment. That’s something that’s really hard to understand when you’ve started young in this business.”

And that’s something you didn’t exactly do.

“Not really. I think I had fun when I was younger. I was a pretty normal girl, a tomboy. But my 20s were awful. My 30s are much better for me. I've learned to get to know myself better”.

What did you do wrong in your 20s?

“I think I had to give myself more breaks through my career and take responsibility for my mental health. There were many decisions that were made for me and that I didn’t make myself.”

You were “Overprotected...”

“Something like that. My life was controlled by too many people and that doesn’t really let you be yourself. In that situation, when your not in control, you become less excited, and there’s less passion when it comes to music. I wrote back then, that I was lost and didn’t know what to do with myself. I was trying to please everyone around me because that who I am deep inside. There are moments where I look back and think: What the hell was I thinking?'"

Like the snake in the "Slave" VMA performance? 

“That was pretty scary. Stupid even. I wouldn’t do that again.

When were you the toughest on yourself?

“The more exact question is when wasn’t I?”

In one of the more memorable moments of her career, Britney is seen driving with baby Sean on her lap, which turned into world news. She then blamed the paparazzi and confessed that she was very stressed.

“Those were the toughest years. I think the paparazzi took off the pressure after I didn’t leave my house for two years”.

I asked her if that was her biggest crisis in life, and she replies: “Crisis is a strong word.”

“Each and every one of us that starts at a young age needs to take into account that you’ve gotta be balanced in order to stay in this industry and to manage your personal life. Sometimes that’s very challenging. I think I was very different back then, younger, not always knowing what’s good or bad, very instinctive. Today I’m at a better place in my life. My kids shaped my personality and filled me. They made me not worry about what was happening to me”.

If you could be unknown for a day and not have the paparazzi around, where would you go and what would you do?

“If I answer honestly, people would know where to find me. I’ll just tell you that my last Google search was ‘cool beaches to take kids to.’”

Is it harder for you in the pop industry that includes names like Beyonce, Rihanna and Taylor Swift?

“I don’t see it like you see it, the competition between us singers. I think we need to support each other from a place of women empowerment. 

Is it harder for you to create hits comparing to when you started?

“The musical world is just much more accessible to everyone”.

And here she is today, right after her ninth studio album ‘Glory’ that came out last year and sent her touring. On July 3rd she’ll arrive in Tel Aviv for a concert at Hayarkon Park that is expected to host 50,000 people.
“I’m very excited to visit Israel for the first time” she says.

And no politic group or singer asked you not to come?

“I actually only heard good things about Israel”.

Our readers chose “Oops…” “Baby One More Time” and “Born To Make You Happy” as your best songs, do you agree?

I love those songs but I have a few other favorites. And no, I don’t get tired of any of my songs”.

After you lose 3 kg, what’s your guilty pleasure?

“It changes, but it’s usually a chocolate Sunday.” 

Not bad. By the way, in Carpool Karaoke you said you were over men. Is that true?

“Hey, that was a joke!”

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It's shame that all iconic things that she did are ideas of her management. It's so clear now that this new boring Britney is a real Britney.  Shame.   Great interview tho.

It's really great that she's opening up again but the thing is, I don't think I wanna be a fan anymore. I don't know about the rest of you but I can't deal with the whole dissing the slave 4 u perform

This interview was a gift for us Israelis for making And then we kiss number one for 5 weeks usa could never 

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Britney Spears’s career has known countless scandals but time after time she knew how to shake the mess away and release a strong hit. Before her first concert in Israel, the queen of pop for the last 20 years, tells us why she’s not really afraid of the contest with new artists and that her loneliness ain’t killing her no more.

“Everything that’s related to being Britney Spears is amazing” says Britney and makes herself laugh for a moment. “I can’t put my finger on what’s the best part or less than good about “being Britney”, as you call it”.

And what is being Britney Spears?

“I’m sometimes in denial to the fact that I'm a celebrity. Deep inside I wish to be very private, which I believe I am. All this fame is way too much for me, as it’s really hard to grasp its magnitude. When you’re young and in the beginning of your career it’s understandable that you've just stepped into this world. But when you grow up and you look at this industry you're like "huh? that's crazy". I have these moments where I just want to dress up like a normal person and walk in the street. It goes through my mind quite a lot." 

If you could give a 16 years old Britney Spears one advice, what would it be?

“Very simple: Enjoy the moment. That’s something that’s really hard to understand when you’ve started young in this business”.

And that’s something you didn’t exactly do.

“Not really. I think I had fun when I was younger. I was a pretty normal girl, a tomboy. But my 20’s were awful. My 30’s are much better for me, I've learned to get to know myself better”.

What did you do wrong in your 20’s?

“I think I had to give myself more breaks through my career and take responsibility for my mental health. There were many decisions that were made for me and that I didn’t make myself”.

You were “Overprotected”…

“Something like that. My life was controlled by too many people and that doesn’t really let you be yourself. In that situation, when your not in control, you become less excited, and there’s less passion when it comes to music. I wrote back then, that I was lost and didn’t know what to do with myself. I was trying to please everyone around me because that who I am deep inside. There are moments where I look back and think “What the hell was I thinking”.

Like the snake in the Slave VMA performance? 

“For example. That was pretty scary. Stupid even. I wouldn’t do that again.

When were you the toughest on yourself?

“The more exact question is when wasn’t I?”

***

In one of the more memorable moments of her career, Britney is seen driving with baby Sean on her lap, which turned into world news. She then blamed the paparazzi and confessed that she was very stressed. “There was a time where I couldn’t leave my house without 20 cars chasing me” she said in a recent interview. “Those were the toughest years. I think the paparazzi took off the pressure after I didn’t leave my house for two years”.

When I ask her if that the biggest crisis she ever had she replies: “Crisis is a strong word” as if what she went through in front of the whole world, public rehab, losing your kids, is what Static and Ben-El (Israeli artists) call “Kal” (Hebrew for “easy”).

It’s not as simple as you describe.

“Each and every one of us that starts at a young age needs to take into account that you’ve gotta be balanced in order to stay in this industry and to manage your personal life. Sometimes that’s very challenging. I think I was very different back then, younger, not always knowing what’s good or bad, very instinctive. Today I’m at a better place in my life. My kids shaped my personality and filled me. They made me not worry about what was happening to me”.

If you could be unknown for a day and not have the paparazzi around, where would you go and what would you do?

“If I answer honestly, people would know where to find me. I’ll just tell you that my last Google search was ‘cool beaches to take kids to’”.

Is it harder for you in the pop industry that includes names like Beyonce, Rihanna and Taylor Swift?

“I don’t see it like you see it, the competition between us singers. I think we need to support each other from a place of women empowerment. 

Is it harder for you to create hits comparing to when you started?

“The musical world is just much more accessible to everyone”.

And here she is today, right after her ninth studio album ‘Glory’ that came out last year and sent her touring. On July 3rd she’ll arrive in Tel Aviv for a concert at Hayarkon Park that is expected to host 50,000 people.
“I’m very excited to visit Israel for the first time” she says.

And no politic group or singer asked you not to come?

“I actually only heard good things about Israel”.

Our readers chose “Oops…” “Baby One More Time” and “Born To Make You Happy” as your best songs, do you agree?

I love those songs but I have a few other favorites. And no, I don’t get tired of any of my songs”.

After you lose 3 kg, what’s your guilty pleasure?

“It changes, but it’s usually Chocolate Sunday” 

Not bad. By the way, in “carpool karaoke you said you were over men. Is that for real?

“Hey, that was a joke!”.
 

This is a partial translation of an article from Yediot Ahronot (Israel's biggest newspaper).

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The fact that she opened up so much in this interview makes me extremely excited!! I am so happy that she is enjoying life more now as she rised from her fall! A true icon that i will stan till the world ends:wendycry:

 

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You were “Overprotected”… :unreal:

“Something like that. My life was controlled by too many people and that doesn’t really let you be yourself. In that situation, when your not in control, you become less excited, and there’s less passion when it comes to music. I wrote back then, that I was lost and didn’t know what to do with myself. I was trying to please everyone around me because that who I am deep inside. There are moments where I look back and think “What the hell was I thinking”.

 

:tiffanycries:

 

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2 minutes ago, AndrejBLV said:

It's shame that all iconic things that she did are ideas of her management.

It's so clear now that this new boring Britney is a real Britney. 

Shame.

 

Great interview tho.

Not all her iconic things are ideas of her management.. for example, toxic music video was her idea, everytime concept was her idea... 

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1 minute ago, AndrejBLV said:

It's shame that all iconic things that she did are ideas of management.

It's so clear now that this new boring Britney is a real Britney. 

Shame.

To every idea and concept her management had for her, she brought herself into! 
She's the reason the ideas became iconic!

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WOW, talking about mental health? her "crisis" ? losing control of her life?:weirdmeout:

wait-- is this real? like, for realz REAL? Or one of those made-up interviews from second-hand media outlets in countries Britney's never been to and thus vetting stories isn't important? :nobitch:

I need to know tbh. :byebitch:

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5 minutes ago, Tazosh said:

To every idea and concept her management had for her, she brought herself into! 
She's the reason the ideas became iconic!

The problem is not actually that it were her management ideas. The problem is that she talk **** these days about those iconic moments.

But whatever..

8 minutes ago, Denise said:

Not all her iconic things are ideas of her management.. for example, toxic music video was her idea, everytime concept was her idea... 

You really think that? I don't know..

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13 minutes ago, Don't Keep Me Waiting said:

She gets closer and closer to admitting she had a mental breakdown in 2007.

if she in fact said those words to a magazine and feels comfortable talking about it, she should do a sit-down and end that chapter once and for all.:nobitch:

it's the secrecy and contradictions what make ppl still talk about it and c*nts like kunty perry make fun of it. :staysalty:

26 minutes ago, Tazosh said:

There are moments where I look back and think “What the hell was I thinking”.

 

See, now that just looks like straight out of For The Record. Many of the things she's said are public knowledge or she's tweeted them or talked about it in other recent interviews

Again, is it real? :queenriri:

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