With baited breath, we’ve been waiting for the next [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm]’ new album Femme Fatale. And, to be quite blunt, we’ve also been waiting for Spears to have several dozen little mini-meltdowns.
If you watch the news, read the magazines, go online, or breath, you probably know that Spears is the pop Queen of Controversy. There is nothing Spears hasn’t done for attention, in the midst of a kooky brain explosion, or just because that’s what Spears does. She falls apart, picks up the pieces, and writes a hit album.
It’s totally human. And that’s why we love her.Which is why we decided to highlight her “human” side with the Top Ten Most Controversial Britney Spears Moments.
Britney Spears Gets Eloped In Vegas
In 2004, Brit Brit was “not a girl, not yet a woman” and perpetually pressured by her handlers and paparazzi. As an act of rebellion, Spears eloped Jason Alexander in Vegas.
55 hours later, Britney’s mom came to the rescue and made sure the marriage was annulled. Alexander got a book deal from his wild Vegas weekend with Spears and Spears, well, she put down a firm foundation for rapid building in Crazytown.
Britney Spears Goes Klepto And Steals A Lighter
In 2007, Spears thought it would be fun to steal a lighter from a Van Nuys gas station and gloat about it to the cameras. They didn’t press charges, but the real question is why Spears couldn’t just shell over her pocket change for her plain baby blue Bic lighter.
Of course, it was probably a cry for attention and when it comes to attention, Spears is always screaming “Gimme More!”
Britney Spears Attacks Paparazzi With Umbrella
After Brit went bald, a veritable “Circus” of paparazzi couldn’t stop snapping her pic and sending her into a more deranged stage. What does one do to the people who make you famous from your eccentricities? You viciously attack them with an umbrella, of course. That’s just common sense.
Britney Spears Lets Her Sex Tapes Get Into The Wrong Hands
As Spears got older, she got a reputation for her alleged, not-so-vanilla bedroom antics. We suppose that after years of being put on display as a teenage sex symbol, it’s inevitable that she needed to spice up her love life. Some of those spicy things got caught on camera, although fortunately we didn’t hear Spears cry out “If U Seek Amy,”
Britney Spears Runs Over A Photographer
Spears had a habit of running into things, but this time she decided to run over a photographer’s foot. Considering the paparazzi are constantly stalking, it was an accident that would eventually happen. This photographer’s nearly-broken foot was just the first one to “Break The Ice.”
Britney Spears Claims She Is The Anti-Christ
Spears had a few stints in rehab, but the most scandalous story was when she was in the infamous Promises, tried to hang herself, and went around screaming, “I’m the AntiChrist. I’m fake. I’m fake!”
There are a lot of different theories about what was going on with Spears from post-pregnancy hormones to chemical addiction, but regardless of what it was, she definitely had something “Toxic” in her system.
Britney Spears Marries K-Fed
From the custody battles to the alimony to the crazy things they did together, Spears must have been saying to herself “Oops, I Did It Again” when she married Kevin Federline after her 3-day attempt at marriage with Jason Alexander.
Britney Makes Out With Madonna
If you haven’t seen Britney Spears’ infamous kiss with Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards then you missed out on a extremely contrived lesbian moment in musical history. What the world often forgets is that Madonna kissed Christina Aguilera as well, but Spears was coming onto Madonna strong–sending out strong hints that she’d ask Madonna, “Would you hold it against me?” in an instant.
Britney Drives With Her Baby In Her Lap
Parents around the world simultaneously shrieked with fear when Spears decided to take her baby for a drive through Malibu–on her lap and without a seat belt. Thankfully her baby was safe after the experience and no babies were being hit at all, let alone one time.
Britney Goes Bald
Brit Brit going bald was probably the biggest turning point for her in terms of how the world viewed her. She was already going a little nutso, but she was still the pretty, girlie Britney with the luscious blond tresses. When she spontaneously decided to get a chop and buzz, the world got the message: This girl was in pain and tired of being the media’s pretty puppet. Essentially she was saying, “World, ‘You Drive Me Crazy.”
Maybe she subconsciously wanted us to see the “ugly,” “human” side of her. Maybe she was just tired of her hair being endlessly styled. Whatever it was, Britney went bonkers and she is only now recovering from the repercussions of her actions.
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