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Britney Spears on Dateline

Britney Spears on Dateline

"I think everybody should be pro-love," the 24-year-old singer said when asked about the media that appear to be hungry for signs of a split. Telling Lauer that her marriage of almost two years has been "awesome," Spears denied rumors that K-Fed has been banished to sleeping in the basement. "I think 90 percent of the world would agree that the tabloids have gone a little far with me… They’ve crossed the line a little bit," Spears said, referring to photographers who have snapped her on her private property. "They like to have the person they pick on. I feel like I’m a target…. You have babies at home. And… you have a life. And if you don’t, you have to realize that we’re people and that we… just need privacy and we need our respect. And those are things that you have to have as a human being.” 

But my favorite line of the interview is when Britney Spears addresses the incident of baby Sean Preston on her lap while driving: "I can’t go anywhere without someone judging me.  I did it with my dad. I’d sit on his lap and I drive. We’re country."  We’re country, ya’ll!!!!!!  Britney‘s interview by Matt Lauer airs this Thursday on The Today Show (7:00 AM/ET) and Dateline (9:00 PM/ET) on NBC. You can watch two of the video previews below.  Bigger pictures in the gallery!

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  • Britneysucks

    God she sucks. You know, I am technically "country" too because I grew up in a rural area in the Midwest, and I HATE how she makes the stereotype of "country" people looking like backwards hicks come true. What happened to her? She never EVER used to be this bad. And using that as an excuse to drive with her kid on her lap? I thought it was because the paparazzi were chasing her? Whatever it was, stop excusing your bad parenting and stupid behavior and the fact that you’re in an "awesome" marriage to a two-bit, deadbeat, wanna-be but never will be rapper, piece of trash who is using you and using up all your money for pipe dreams and partying.You’re an insult to "country" people Britney. And this "country" person doesn’t know ANYONE that drives with their babies in their laps.

  • nikka

    first! and o my god! sshe´s country, and that´s her excuse for driving with baby in her lap?!?!

  • mamabella

    Girl, whoever did your makeup….clumped your mascara to all hell. But, you probally like it like that. Why do you talk like you are an idiot? Well, I know you are…but does it have to be so obvious? We all know you are lying about EVERYTHING that you speak about. and by the way you look like crap!

  • oh come on!

    SHE’S PATHETIC AND TRASHY. This is NOT the way to get sympathy–by sticking with that asshole husband and trying to rationalize her lousy parenting. GO AWAY.

  • msguidedmama

    I think she would have done better to just NOT RESPOND. She made herself look even worse if that is possible. Britney, I can hear your blood pressure and gestational diabetes from here. Please feed yourself better girl.

  • s

    Shut up Britney. Why is she still popular anyways? First of all, when you sat in daddy’s lap, I am sure you were old enough to at least wipe your own butt. Second, don’t bring us "country" people into your mess. Just admit that you made a bad judgement call. "We’re country", please. I find that offensive

  • ew

    Ugh. What a stupid ho-bag. Bleached cheap hair extensions, denim cutoffs, chubby legs–couldn’t she have dressed up a LITTLE? She’s too dumb to even bother with anymore. She’s getting what she deserves for staying with that skank.

  • RINGGOLD

    LEAVE HER THE HELL ALONE!! She is only human much like u people who are judging her!! Yeah she doesnt look like she did before but hey SHES FREAKIN PREGNANT!!!! She is popular because she is BRITNEY SPEARS. Just cuz shes pregnant doesnt make her invisible!! LEAVE THE GIRL ALONE!!!!! As far as country goes….. if u were really country as u say u all are… u would be understanding not ripping her apart!!!

  • briseis

    WHY OH WHY is she still popular? She hasn’t had a hit record in a ages, she’s still married to that vile wannabe rapper — why do paps still bother with her? Are people still THAT interested in her? Or maybe it’s just like rubbernecking a traffic accident — you can’t help but slow down and gawk. We all are gawking at the accident that is Britney Spears.

  • D

    I AM NOT SURPRISED BY THE THINGS SHE SAYS. SHE HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE A DUMBASS. THE THING IS…DOESNT SHE HAVE "PEOPLE" TO DRESS HER? TO GIVE HER ADVICE? SHE COULD HAVE BUT A DECENT OUTFIT ON. SHE LOOKS LIKE TRASH. I GUESS SHE WAS GOING FOR THE "COUNTRY" LOOK TO GO WITH HER "COUNTRY" BEHAVIOR.

  • d. c.

    weird.. she’s defending that putz husband who could care less about her and herself for being a idiot and a big liar and what next? We just shut up our opinions and go away, or watch them and hope to fatten their wallets, when they come up with a way to sell stuff? I don’t get it at ALL.

  • poorbritbrit

    remember britney stopped her formal schooling in the 8th grade – she isn’t even as bright as a normal "country" girlif she wants to spend her money wisely – get a tutor and learn something – other "stars" with big bank accounts and little education did that

  • Susan

    Hmnmmm, remember sitting on my dad’s lap and driving the car and yeah, I was old than Sean P….but those are great memories.

  • BS IS TRASH

    # 8 | RINGGOLD ———————————-BEING "HUMAN" IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR STUPIDITY! Thieves are human, rapists are human, drunk drivers are human right…EVERYBODY just makes mistakes…right??? Give me a break the girl is TRASH and TRASH is what she deserves.SHE LOOKS RETARDED and by saying that I’m probably insulting real down syndrome people!!!

  • jerrys

    i’m ok with RINGGOLD. Leave her alone. She’s just a human being. I don’t understand why everybody is looking at her like that. ok, she made mistakes (and will probably do again, because who don’t!!) but is it our right to judge her? i don’t think so. And by the way, i think it should be horrible to live with all these people around you, scruting you, follow you everywhere…maybe you don’t like what she does as an artist, that’s ok… but her personal life is none of our business.

  • BS is trash!

    # 15 | jerrys————————BEING "HUMAN" IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR STUPIDITY!

  • RINGGOLD

    THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR STUPIDITY!! RIGHT! But thats your opinion if u think she is stupid. Maybe shes happy and likes her life. She chose Kevin and her path of life but LOOK at what shes done PRE-K FED!!!! And you are entitle 100% TO YOUR OPINION ABOUT HER lookin retarded! But look how dumb u sound for even saying that!! BEING HUMAN IS NO EXCUSE FOR STUPIDITY!! YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!

  • jerrys

    Everybody could be stupid sometimes… even Britney Spears. This is not a reason for not leaving her alone! And I really really really think that she love her son, and that she does her best… even if it’s not enough for you.

  • BS is TRASH

    # 17 | RINGGOLD———————Yeah, what did she do?? Strip for money and played the virgin card?? CLASSY! There’s no arguing with a "true" spears fan…is like traying to take food away from the pigs…you shut me up alright! LOL

  • fan

    she looks like a cow, is junk food a part of her "country" way of life ? god that young woman is pathetic ! no wonder why tabloids likes her so much, that’s the price to pay after let them paying for pictures of her baby born ! she has been so naive thinkin’ people would leave her alone after that ! Come on Britney stop complaining and tell them F*U*C*K if you wan’t them to leave you alone !

  • LOL

    Everybody could be stupid sometimes… even Britney Spears.————————LOL, funny. I thought she was ALWAYS stupid..I guess it was just me, LOL.Where are her handlers anyways? she looks horrid!!

  • NUTS!

    Ok…country or not – there’s a HUGE difference between driving on daddy’s lap on a back road somewhere where you MAY pass a car every fifth mile and THE FREAKIN’ LOS ANGELES FREEWAY!! Come on, now…even this stupid country girl knows that!

  • suspicious_package

    I was involved with a real jerk who treated me like crap many years ago. I overheard someone say "well, if she doesn’t have any respect for herself, then I have no respect for her." Best thing I’ve ever overheard. I left him and respect myself to this day. Obviously, no one around Britney is honest enough with her to tell her the truth. She looks horrible, and it can only be an outward manifestation of how she feels inside. So there.

  • Violette

    She really dug herself a hole there! what a thing to say, I doubt that she was a baby when she drove with her dad.

  • fey

    #1 Britney SucksI couldn’t have said it better myself!!

  • helen

    #1 Britney SucksI couldn’t have said it better myself!!

  • Helen fey

    Btw, letting your kid sit on your lap while your driving happens around the world, with different kind of people, rich-poor-country-city. Alot of people just do it in their garage etc. I can’t think of anyone who’s done it on the road (like britney)

  • K

    Britney lacks intelligence. She is trying to look hot with that hair, make-up, outfit. She doesn’t understand that it only makes her look cheap.

  • Betsy

    Can she spit the gum out of her mouth for once and quit with the "country" twang in every interview…!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD BRITNEY PLEASE!!!What is she crying about? If she weren’t so damn dumb half this stuff wouldn’t happen and their would be no issue with the paparazzi.

  • angelina mmm

    "Yeah, what did she do?? Strip for money and played the virgin card?? CLASSY! "true

  • veliz

    she hooked up with then married a guy who left his pregnant girlfriend…she deserves any misery she is in, she invited it into her home

  • OI! What the hell is every1s problem. Your callin her fat? For freaking hells sake, shes pregnant. You call her stupid yet these comments are clearly showing how stupid you people are. As for the whole car incident, give her a break! She made an error of judgement, whats the big deal?!! Im no Britney fan, but i dont see why the whole world is b****ing on her. GIVE IT UP!

  • Nika

    She seems such a lovely person. And yes #32, she is FAT. She was FAT before she got pregnant.

  • Tealeaf

    Sorry I don’t believe her marriage is AWESOME! Britney is on the PR comeback, pics with Kevin and a big interview.

  • Kaylee

    What happened to her?!??!! She looks awful !!

  • emi

    Hmnmmm, remember sitting on my dad’s lap and driving the car and yeah, I was old than Sean P….but those are great memories. # 13 | Susan |Yeah, I am "country" also, and have similar memories..however, I was a lot older than SPF.. and we were on a deserted country road, not a major highwway teeming with traffic. Sorry Brit, love ya girl but.. that wasnt a good excuse.

  • joliepittme

    Aww, leave her alone ya’ll!!!!

  • Country Girl

    Anyone else ever notice she turns up/down the ‘country’ when it suits? She’s always had a bit of a twang y’all, but seems lately it’s turned WAY up… She’s never dressed like I’d dress, which is fine, but she’s never dressed quite so poorly either…. It’s like all the money’s gone and she can’t afford anything not sold at Salvation Army or Goodwill for $1 per piece. Crap! I’ll give her that she’s pregnant, but remember when she was photographed months ago when the speculation began…? She looked AWFUL AND she was drinking/smoking…and not covering up SPF with any SPF poolside?! She never quite recovered from SPF when she got knocked up again, bottom line, she’s got more than pregnancy weight on that ass of hers!

  • tori

    SHE IS SICK !!! FORGET ABOUT BRITTNEY WE NEED TO MOVE ON …..TO BIG AND BETTER THINGS!!! SHE IS DONE

  • malibumom

    When will these so called celebrities ever learn? TYhe majority of ppl want to see successful ppl look successful-we want to see married ppl look madly in love with each other -we want to see celebrities who are gorgeous all the time and perfect mothers. . .That’s why it’s call celebrity-They protray unreal situations as if they are and we buy into it-Britney, Janet, Madonna, Mariah and a lot more should have learned by now-Overall the more down to earth- wholesome-and beautiful a celeb is the more attention they get-You don’t have to look like a plucked chicken, bare your breast on National TV, do oturageous things onstage or wear hideous overly cheap looking outfiits to promote your beautiful voice-What’s even worse is the PR machines are dying in Hollywood-Cindy G and Pat Kingsley are two the best-It’s terrible-=Back in the day one could take a Norma Jean and turn her into a marily monroe just by teaching her to walk, talk and dress as well as planting a few seeds in the media-Stars were bigger than life at that time-Why?Because they were well groomed to be-Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Jackson 5 all of them were groomed-that’s why they did so wellBut when they made too much money and started to "have it their way" they lost their battle with the public’s view of them-Britney is doing the same-Call me Girl, I could get you your status back!

  • creativegirl

    Gosh – Justin has to be seeing this and thanking his lucky stars that he got out when he did. She did him a big favor cheating on him.I can hardly believe she hooked herself up with this stupid do nothing idiot who she actually proposed to and bought her own engagement ring. I guess all to get over the fact that she let a loyal guy like Justin who put her on a pedestal get away.Ladies and gentleman we have another Michael Jackson on our hands. This once white hot career has now become a total freak show. I just feel sorry for her kids, they don’t deserve all that,

  • jaromir

    I’ve never liked this girl, even in her hay day. And yes I was a teenager growing up at the same time as she was popular. IMO, she was always ugly.Never really understood what people saw in her, but then I realized that it was mostly middle aged men with wifes that found her attractive. Really guys are pervs.And this is comming from a guy.But god she is ugly, this is one bitch that needs to straighten up. In all honesty I hope things work out for her and her child, b/c she seems as though that she is in a place, in her life, that is not so great right now.Wow pure gutter trash though.

  • BritIsABadMom

    #1, I totally agree with you. Britney’s making country folk look like Anna Nicole smith trash. There are "country" people who have alot of class. And britney just does not represent proper country folk. Yes, maybe her dad drove her on her lap… in the COUNTRY. But Los Angeles is NOT the country. How can you be foolish enough to do that? And she looks ridiculous in that photo where she’s sitting across from Matt, her belly smushed and smiling like that evil bald guy on that movie, um, the one where Britney was actually on… had "little me" on it. Whatever.

  • judi

    I’m from Louisiana, I would like to think that we aren’t country. Although I have traveled a bit to New york and other cities that I love. While I feel like I personally am not country Britney is correct there are sooooo many country people here. They are just not aware of how country they are. I can remember when I was little my mom would put me on her lap and drive in the neighborhood. As I did with my daughter. Maybe it it something about Louisiana. Britney needs to come home and take care of herself. There is something about the people here that you can’t find anywhere else she needs to rest and stay under raps in her moms home for a while. the media is being ridiculous they need to back off what nobody s saying is that the same idiots that are snapping all of those pics are the same ones trying to sue her for there mistakes. If that idiot would not have been on top of her car harassing her and her family then he would have never hurt himself. there aught to be some kind of distance law when it come to celebrities and paparazzi. All I know is that I will always be a Britney fan and whats crazy is that I didn’t even really care about her until the media started up with all of there trash. I feel as though somebody should defend her. You know being that shes human and all. IF YOU DO’NT HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY THEN DO’NT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL. Judi

  • judi

    I’m from Louisiana, I would like to think that we aren’t country. Although I have traveled a bit to New york and other cities that I love. While I feel like I personally am not country Britney is correct there are sooooo many country people here. They are just not aware of how country they are. I can remember when I was little my mom would put me on her lap and drive in the neighborhood. As I did with my daughter. Maybe it it something about Louisiana. Britney needs to come home and take care of herself. There is something about the people here that you can’t find anywhere else she needs to rest and stay under raps in her moms home for a while. the media is being ridiculous they need to back off what nobody s saying is that the same idiots that are snapping all of those pics are the same ones trying to sue her for there mistakes. If that idiot would not have been on top of her car harassing her and her family then he would have never hurt himself. there aught to be some kind of distance law when it come to celebrities and paparazzi. All I know is that I will always be a Britney fan and whats crazy is that I didn’t even really care about her until the media started up with all of there trash. I feel as though somebody should defend her. You know being that shes human and all. IF YOU DO’NT HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY THEN DO’NT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL. Judi

  • bla

    #31 VelizI kinda agree with you. What person in their normal state of mind would marry a unemployed jerk that is ready to leave his pregnant wife??

  • bla

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO FIND SCREENCAPS OF THE INTERVIEW?

  • Hmmm…

    GODDAMN!!!!!Trash just don’t come no whiter!!!!!

  • cupcake

    Good God! She looks horrible, really really badugghhh I don’t know how anyone can defend her. She shoudl just go away and then no one will care except to laugh at your train wreck- I know she is pregnant but she sure lets it all hang out and that can’t just be baby fat – look at that chin – see Gwen Stefani, or Gwyneth or Angelina – they did not look like that even in their 9th month!

  • creativegirl

    # 44 | judi I agree with you judi – she does need to go home, ditch her loser hubby and lay low for a long time. But unfortunately, that will never happen because she craves the attention from being in the public eye. Why else would she agree to an interview with Matt Lauer and put herself out there once again like that for people to just laugh at her? It’s because in her mind she is still "Britney Spears" superstar. The one who was super hot and on top of the charts. Now everyone just laughs at her. If she was in her right mind she’d just go away, but like Michael Jackson before her – she can’t just let it be. Finally someone got Michael Jackson to wise up and leave the country all together. Britney needs to put herself in a self-appointed exile back in Louisianna and focus on getting herself well and taking care of her children. Right now, her career is over. Every day she puts herself out here like this she’s just making herself more of a laughing stock in the public eye.I really think her life totally spun out of control once she broke up with Justin and she’s got terrible people around her just letting her do it. Look at the quickie Vegas wedding and annulment. Then taking up with a man whose girlfriend was pregnant with their second child. If anyone saw "Chaotic" it was clear that Brit pursued him heavily-it wasn’t the other way around. She’s living in some alternate universe where she thinks walking around like some hoochie mama is gonna endear everyone to her. It’s awful. I mean to get pregnant again so quickly, gosh – even poor people can afford birth control or just say no for goodness sake. She’s just a walking disaster and her children are right smack dab in the middle of it.

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