Britney Spears phoned into MTV’s Total Request Live on Wednesday to introduce her new video ‘Toxic’ and talk briefly about her quickie marriage and annulment to childhood pal Jason Alexander on January 3rd. Having more than a week to craft an explanation for the bizarre nuptials, Britney said, “You know, I mean, I do believe in the sanctity of marriage.
I totally do, but I think I was in Vegas and I just — it took over me and I got a little — you know, things got out of hand.” She added, “I was in Vegas, and it was just, you know, I was with my friend, and we just — we hit it off completely. And I don’t know. Let’s talk about something else.” Read on for the complete transcript.
Damien: We don’t want to waste any more time. Ladies and gentlemen,
a friend of the show since day one, on the phone right now, miss britney
spears. Thank you for calling in.
Britney: Thank you for having me.
Damien: How are you?
Britney: I’m good. How are you?
Damien: Good. We’re going to get into your latest video “toxic.” You
got the red hair, fresh off the heels of working with madonna. We’ll do
that in just a second. Of course, I have to ask this. I walk to work in
the morning. I see your face all over the newspapers, all over “us weekly.”
I turn on cnn for election coverage like a good american and you’re on
Britney: It’s crazy. We landed on mars that day. Why aren’t they talking
Damien: Very funny. Exactly. This is kind of strange, because it’s just
ban media blitz on you. And the thing is they’re forming opinions and judgments
without properly consulting the source. And it doesn’t make sense. At least
on my end personally, I don’t think. Do you have any — what’s your side
of the story?
Britney: You know, I mean, I do believe in the sanctity of marriage.
I totally do, but I think I was in vegas and I just — it took over me
and I got a little — you know, things got out of hand.
[ Cheers and applause ] Yeah, that’s what happened.
Damien: You just had some fun.
Britney: Yeah! I was in vegas, and it was just, you know, I was with
my friend, and we just — we hit it off completely. And I don’t know. Let’s
talk about something else.
Damien: Your friend jason alexander, yeah. Were there feelings from
him? Were there genuine feelings with him or no.
Britney: You know what? That’s a personal question. I do have a zid
video coming out. And it’s really cool. It’s called “toxic.”
Damien: That is very fair. Let’s get to the music, the reason why you’re
on the phone right now, of course. You reinvent yourself with outrageous
looks. You have red hair in the “toxic” video. Is this something you picked
up from madonna?
Britney: I think the video just called for — she’s a villain and she
has all these different disguises and I was just going into the role of
the character. And what the video called for. So it was a fun video. It
was the first video I’ve really had that many different looks. And it was
really fun doing that kind of thing.
Damien: It’s funny, becausive watching the “oops” video a couple days
ago and I saw the previews for this one. It’s a 180 for you.
[ Cheers and applause ] You kiss a lot — go spl thank you, man. That’s
Damien: You kiss a lot of guys in your videos and in your music and
stuff and in this one, you said, what the hell, I’M. Going to kiss everyone
in this video.
[ Cheers and applause ]
Britney: Oh. It wasn’t — I mean, it wasn’t that bad, though. It was
awkward at first, but I don’t know. They were all really cute, nice guys,
so you know — it wasn’t too bad.
Damien: Before you say cute, nice guys. There’s a 60-year-old man in
this video that you make out with. What’s the deal with that?
Britney: He’s not a 60-year-old man. He’s a little bit older than me.
God, that was the one that was a little awkward. But he was cute. He was
really nervous so I tried to make him feel comfortable.
Damien: He was nervous?
Britney: Yeah, he was really sweet.
Damien: Did he really get into the kiss? Like, yo buddy —
Britney: No, no, he had his mouth closed the whole time.
Damien: That’s right. And you know, you enjoy hanging out with tyson
bufford? He’s in this void this video.
Britney: He’s so sexy and so cute. He was a hot A.
Damien: La la wants to know what was it like hanging on to his well-tons
muscles and/or body on the back of a motorcycle? Is that not a fair question.
Britney: He was really cool. The whole time I’m trying to be cool the
whole time and like, okay, you got to be cool. And this hot guy is right
in front of me. It was really kind of hard to hold composure. But it’s
Damien: Thank you very much for calling us and stuff.
Britney: Thank you.
Damien: We appreciate it.
[ Cheers and applause ]
Damien: First interview. 2004. I’ve already seen the whole video. Why
don’t you introduce it for everybody else.
Britney: This is my new video, “toxic” and I hope you guys like it.
Damien: Awesome. Thank you.
Britney: Thank you.