Photos by Ioulex
Godney comes to life in new vibrant photos for Flaunt magazine.
Flaunt magazine’s feature story on Britney took place well before Glory debuted. The author, Gregg LaGambina, mentions knowing nothing about the record, and had trouble getting anything ahead of schedule (he was referred to RCA President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Corson who offered a blanket statement).
Still, he managed to land an interview with the pop princess, and these are the highlights:
Flaunt: “You’re going to keep performing despite what comes?” I propose, suggesting there may have been some hurdles teed up before. She runs with it.
Britney: “Oh, well, yeah, I have a great security team with me now,” Spears says, her eyelids still coal black, smeared with makeup from the photoshoot. “I think with a lot of things in the past, I didn’t have security. I didn’t have the guidelines that I have now, which are brilliant. I’m very close to my security team. I have kids now too, so everything is on a way lower scale. I’m actually a very boring person. I don’t go out. I don’t really do anything. I should be Mother Mary, seriously. I think my life has done a complete 360. Things are just different now. It’s a different time. It’s a different era.”
For the photoshoot (see above), Britney posed in front of an altar that featured famous historical figures like the Virgin Mary, which Britney said was “an interesting set, with Mother Mary, who I bow down to.”
“I believe in an afterlife, of course. I’m a very spiritual person,” she says. “I believe in heaven. I believe we’re all here for a reason. I think we’re here just as people to pass it on and pass our information on to others, to inspire as much as we can. Inspire every day. And just to be good people, you know? And give back and help others.”
LaGambina asked Britney about her legacy, a heavy question considering iconic artists like David Bowie and Prince passed this year.
“It’s funny, because I don’t really listen to my music,” she says. “My kids do and my nieces do. I’m about the creative process. I’m in the moment of being creative and then I put it out there. Of course, I sing my songs every night [at her ongoing residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas] and I have to listen to it that way, but I’m all about change. And new. And forthcoming. But, there is a part of me in my music and I hope, for my fans, that they can have that part of me when they hear me on the radio, or buy my CD, or whatever they do.”
LaGambina also mentions not making much headway in terms of getting to know Britney after his time with her (he was allotted 30 minutes, but Britney aimed for 20). He jokes to her this may be the last interview she does.
“No more interviews?,” she says. “That would be great!”
It might be for the best the interview was cut short. “Oh, I’m so weird…I get nervous in a lot of situations. Parties, clubs. When there are a lot of people around, I’m a weird, anxiety-ridden person,” she said.
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