In 2003, Grammy-winning singer Britney Spears met Diane Sawyer for an interview that many fans have not forgotten to this day. Spears herself didn’t either – and she let the world know how she felt about that infamous interview.
Diane Sawyer’s infamous 2003 interview with Britney Spears
Spears burst onto the scene in 1999 with his single “â¦ Baby One More Time”. She continues her success with her following albums Oops I did it again and Britney.
She became a pop star that young girls around the world wanted to look like. But after a while, the media began to scrutinize his every move.
It all came to a head when TV reporter Diane Sawyer sat down with Spears to talk about her personal life at the time. In 2021, Spears explained in a deleted Instagram post just how much this interview damaged her psyche.
“Do we dare to forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago?” wrote the lead singer of “Toxic”. “What was it with the ‘you’re in the wrong’ approach? Damnâ¦ and make me cry ??
âI lived in my apartment for a year and never spoke to anyone,â she continued. âMy manager put this woman in my house and made me speak to her on national television. She asked me if I had a purchasing problem !!! When did I have a problem with my purchases? When I never left my apartment ??? â
Britney Spears was forced to do the interview after breaking up with Justin Timberlake
Spears then revealed an even more distressing part of that infamous interview. Sawyer’s interview came just days after Spears broke publicly with Justin Timberlake, himself a young pop idol at the time.
âSomething I never shared when I had this big break up years ago is that I couldn’t speak afterwards,â admitted Spears. “I never spoke to anyone for a very long timeâ¦ I was in shock.”
âPretty lame from my dad and three men showing up at my door when I could barely speak,â she said. “Two days later, they put Diane Sawyer in my living room … They forced me to speak !!!”
Britney Spears enjoys her freedom
Thinking back to the interview now, Spears didn’t mince words to describe how she feels for Sawyer today.
âI was a babyâ¦ I was almost 22 and I didn’t understandâ¦ but I fucking know it now,â Spears said. “She said ‘a woman or a girl …’ I would like to say now, ‘Ma’am, I’m a Catholic bitch !!! You want to join me at a mass and I can give your husband my certificate to buy anonymous players ??? ‘ I should spend a thousand dollars if I want every day of my life and she can kiss my white **. “
Since the end of his guardianship years in November 2021, Spears has been enjoying his new free life. She celebrated her 40e birthday in Mexico with her fiance Sam Asghari and has publicly targeted other people – including her The brand new Mickey Mouse club co-starring Christina Aguilera.
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