“The Woman in Me”, biography of singer Britney Spears, reveals surprising details throughout its 288 pages. Scheduled for release on October 24th in the United States, the work had excerpts obtained by People magazine. Among the unprecedented information, one of the most bombastic was that the singer became pregnant with Justin Timberlake, but chose to have an abortion.
In other parts published by People, Britney talks about important moments in her career, such as the day she shaved her hair, in 2007, and the phase in which she performed as a permanent resident in Las Vegas.
In the texts released, the singer also details what her relationship with her father was like during her guardianship and how close she was to her mother in high school, before her stardom.
See, below, 8 facts and curiosities that are in “The Woman in Men”, according to excerpts obtained by People:
BRITNEY ABORTED THE SON SHE WOULD HAVE WITH TIMBERLAKE
“It was a surprise, but for me it wasn’t a tragedy. I loved Justin very much. I always hoped that one day we would have a family together. This would be much sooner than I expected. But Justin was definitely not happy about the pregnancy. He said that we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were too young.”
BRITNEY KISSED TIMBERLAKE AT A SLEEP PARTY
“Being on the show was training for the entertainment industry: extensive dance rehearsals, singing lessons, acting lessons, time in the recording studio and school in between,” writes Spears, who appeared in “The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” in 1993. “The Mouseketeers quickly split into our own groups, divided by the dressing rooms we shared: Christina Aguilera and I were the youngest kids and shared a dressing room. We looked up to the older kids – Keri Russell, Ryan Gosling and Tony Lucca, who I I thought it was so beautiful. And I quickly connected with a boy named Justin Timberlake.”
“[Uma vez] at a sleepover we played Truth or Dare, and someone dared Justin to kiss me. A Janet Jackson song was playing in the background as he leaned in and kissed me.”
BRITNEY DIDN’T LIKE ACTING IN ‘CROSSROADS’
“I really became this other person. Some people act like methods, but they’re usually aware of the fact that they’re doing it. But I didn’t have any separation. I ended up walking different, behaving different, talking different. I was a different person for months.” while filming ‘Crossroads.’ Even today, I bet the girls I filmed that movie with think, She’s a little… quirky. If they thought that, they were right. That was pretty much the beginning and end of my acting career. actress, and I was relieved.”
BRITNEY HAD DRUNKING BONES WITH HER MOM IN HIGH SCHOOL
“For fun, ever since I was in eighth grade, my mom and I would make the two-hour drive from Kentwood to Biloxi, Mississippi, and while we were there, we would drink. We called our cocktails ‘toddies.’ my mother from time to time. The way we drank was nothing like the way my father did. When he drank, he became more depressed and shut down. We were happier, more alive and adventurous.”
BRITNEY WAS TENSE WITH THE SNAKE DURING THE 2001 VMA PRESENTATION
“All I knew was to look down, because I felt that if I looked up and met his gaze [o da cobra], and it would kill me. In my head I was saying, ‘Just execute, just use your legs and execute.’ But what no one knows is that while I was singing, the snake brought its head closer to my face, towards me, and began to hiss.”
BRITNEY SAYS WHY SHE SHAVED HER HEAD IN 2007
“I was watched a lot growing up. I was looked up and down, people told me what they thought of my body, ever since I was a teenager. Shaving my head and acting out were my ways of reacting. But under the tutelage, I was led to understand that those days were over. I had to let my hair grow and get back into shape.”
BRITNEY WAS HARDLY CRITICIZED BY HER FATHER DURING GUARDIANSHIP
“If I thought it was bad to be criticized by the press about my body, it hurt even more from my own father. He told me repeatedly that I looked fat and that I would have to do something about it. I did little creative things here and there, but my heart wasn’t in it anymore. As for my passion for singing and dancing, at that time it was almost a joke.”
BRITNEY DIDN’T FEEL GOOD DURING VEGAS SHOWS (AND GUARDIANITY)
“I became a robot. But not just a robot – a kind of robot child. I was so infantilized that I was losing pieces of what made me feel like myself. Guardianship stripped me of my femininity, turned me into a child . I became more of an entity than a person on stage. I always felt music in my bones and in my blood; they stole it from me.”
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