Britney Spears suffered a panic attack at the 2007 VMAs

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Khushbu Kumari

Britney Spears recounts in her memoir how an encounter with Justin Timberlake triggered a panic attack before her iconic performance.

Britney Spears reveals in her memoirs, titled “The Woman In Me”, that a brief encounter with her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake triggered a panic attack before her performance at the 2007 MTV VMAs.

On this long-awaited night, Britney was ready for her big return to the stage with her song “Gimme More”. However, she was overcome with surprise and shock when she saw Justin at the show.


The presence of Justin, who was at the peak of her career and exhibited her confidence, triggered an unexpected crisis in Britney. In her own words, Britney describes the moment: “She hadn't seen him in a while. Everything was great in her world. He was on top of her game in every way and was a braggart. I was having a panic attack.”

Additionally, Britney confesses her discomfort regarding her physical appearance. She felt that her figure was not up to par. living up to expectations, especially after giving birth to her second child in less than two years. The pressure to have a perfect body affected her.

The lack of rehearsal and the awareness that her performance was not would live up to expectations only increased his anxiety. Wardrobe problems and hair extensions only made the situation worse. The night before, Britney had barely slept, which It made her feel dizzy and weak.

With sincerity, Britney shares: “I couldn't believe I was going to have to go on stage feeling the way I felt.” Despite her fears, she went on stage and gave her best, although she acknowledged that it was not her best performance. In the words of Britney, while performing, “I could see myself on video all over the auditorium while I was performing; it was like looking in a carnival mirror.”.


On the other hand, Justin Timberlake was at a completely opposite end of the situation. During his performance, Justin dazzled on the catwalk, flirted with girls in the audience and even interacted with a female spectator which contoured provocatively while he sang.

The performance of Britney at the 2007 MTV VMAs was recorded in the collective memory, but unfortunately, in a negative sense. It was an iconic moment, not because of its artistic quality, but because of the circumstances and pressures he faced that night.

Britney Spears reveals the reason why she agreed to be under conservatorship

In her book, Britney Spears details the main reason why led her to accept a guardianship and the terms associated with it. Britney notes that her initial motivation for undergoing this process was her deep desire to maintain a bond with her children. By complying with the rules and requirements of the guardianship , you could continue seeing your children.

It is important to remember that Britney Spears faced difficult times after her separation from Kevin Federline, her father their children. The singer's family tried their best to protect her from various difficulties and problems.

After losing custody of her children, Sean Preston and Jayden, in 2008 due to the public crises she went through, Britney decided to accept guardianship as the only way to be able to maintain contact with her children. This emotional reason marked a turning point in his life and his relationship with guardianship.

However, what Britney Spears stands out as a point of conflict persistent in this situation is that her father, Jamie Spears, assumed responsibility for her guardianship. Despite her pleas to the court to appoint someone else, her father was assigned the position.

For a long period, Britney tirelessly sought the termination of the conservatorship, a process that finally culminated in November 2021 when Judge Brenda Penny revoked the conservatorship that had been overseen by her father, Jamie Spears, for 13 years.

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