Jessica Simpson and 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey were on CNN’s Larry King Live on Tuesday with fill-in host Ryan Seacrest.
Asked about being compared to Britney Spears, Simpson said, “I have been my whole life. Since I was 12 years old, auditioning for the Mickey Mouse Club, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears both beat me out. You know, I froze in the audition, I forgot everything, and I ended up not getting it. And then, you know, I signed with Columbia, and I hear – when I was 17, and I hear that Britney signed with Jive, you know, the week before, and Christina signed with RCA the week after, and it like came back around, and then the media has always kept it. So it’s been like this ongoing thing for me, to try to differentiate myself and try to separate myself, and I try to do that with my image and I try to do that, you know, through love and through the kind of music that I sing, and hopefully, people can just get over the comparisons. Even though they’re great comparisons, you know, I’d rather be known for Jessica Simpson.”