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Why Britney and a private jet was the beginning of pop group Steps' end


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When Steps split on Boxing Day in 2001, it left thousands of fans devastated, but the cracks started to show a couple of years before that when the band supported Britney Spears on her first tour of America and Canada in 1999.

While supporting Britney on tour was super exciting for the fivesome, it also created a divide in the group, when four of the band stayed in a tour bus for the duration of the tour, while Ian ‘H’ Watkins took a rather more luxurious option. 

“We toured America and Canada on that tour bus, that was our touring hotel,” said Lisa Scott-Lee. “H didn't join us on the tour bus though – he was with Britney Spears on her private jet.”

“It was a sleeper bus and it was horrendous, even for people that could sleep, so I made friends with Britney and Felicia, her PA, and Rob her bodyguard, and I ended up traveling a lot with Britney on her jet with her mum and her sister.”

 

Asked by Thornton if Watkins had tried to get his bandmates on the plane alongside him, he replied that it was way “too small”.

In their 2011 Sky documentary Steps: Reunion, Lisa Scott-Lee said Watkins’ choice of travel did actually create a divide between them, branding his behaviour “diva-ish”

"It got people's backs up," she said.  

Scott-Lee told Thornton that while it created waves at the time, she’s fine with it now and the whole experience of being on tour with such a big star was “really memorable.”

“We'd literally get back on the tour bus, have a few drinks and see some of Britney's dancers and things like that.

“We would travel through the nights – sometimes to the next neighbouring state or to the next city – and then we'd get up and sound check and see Britney in catering and then get on stage and do it all over again.”

“For us to be a little late nineties pop group from the UK to then go on tour with Britney – that's when we really felt like, 'Wow, we've made it, we're actual pop stars now!'” she recalled

She continued: “It was quite a big, big moment and then to be sort of hobnobbing with other people... Justin Timberlake would come into the canteen because he was dating Britney at the time. We hung out with David Hasselhoff and some of NSYNC at some point.

 

https://news.yahoo.com/britney-spears-private-jet-the-end-for-steps-122452926.html

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11 minutes ago, Midnight said:

Sounds like they got pressed over him being smart enough to get himself on that private jet with Britney while they were stuck on that bus :shadelaugh_tiffany_ny_new_york_ms_miss_cackle_laugh_lol_haha_hehe_lmao:

He became her bestie (Lance who) and got himself some treats :hahaha_tiffany_ny_new_york_ms_miss_cackle_laugh_lol_haha_hehe_lmao:

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4 minutes ago, nwonder said:

Keisha and Heidi, from UK girl band Sugababes, also had a falling out over Toxic. They disbanded a few years later.

The power Britney 

:crying1_britney_sobbing_tears_2006_sad:

What happened?

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2 hours ago, Bundy said:

What happened?

Sugababes didn’t split because of the “Toxic argument” they did however cancel their show that night over who would sign the “‘munchkin” part (the really high dance break). 

Heidi and Keisha went on to continue in Sugababes until 2009 before Keisha was kicked out and they eventually split in 2011. 

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11 minutes ago, MeAgainstTheMusic_ said:

Sugababes didn’t split because of the “Toxic argument” they did however cancel their show that night over who would sign the “‘munchkin” part (the really high dance break). 

Heidi and Keisha went on to continue in Sugababes until 2009 before Keisha was kicked out and they eventually split in 2011. 

Omfg Godneys power indeed

Yokoney Ono :barbie_hair_flip_hairflip_weave_proud_cocky:

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6 hours ago, nwonder said:

Keisha and Heidi, from UK girl band Sugababes, also had a falling out over Toxic. They disbanded a few years later.

The power Britney 

:crying1_britney_sobbing_tears_2006_sad:

Oh I’m not sure but it was a random squabble over the song and they didn’t speak for ages because of it lol.
 

But they made up  eventually... only to fall out again 

:cheese_Britney_awkward_cringe_eek:
 

 

 

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