Britney Spears is feeling “Stronger” these days, much like her 2000 hit song of the same name from her second album, Oops!… I Did It Again. The legendary pop princess is gracing the cover of the October 2016 issue of Marie Claire UK in which she doesn’t look like her usual pop star self.
The 34-year-old has made a triumphant return with her ninth album, Glory, along with her return to the VMAs stage in nearly a decade. On the cover of Marie Claire UK, Britney Spears takes a break from her usual look as she rocks a black military jacket and subdued look. Also on the cover is the headline “Britney’s Back.”
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Check out the photos of Britney Spears’ new photo shoot with Marie Claire UK below.
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In an interview with Louise Gannon at Marie Claire’s Los Angeles cover shoot, Britney said that she feels more secure and comfortable in her own skin these days rather than she did when she was younger.
“I moved to Los Angeles where I was very young,” she said. “I was so under scrutiny. If a hair was out of place, I’d be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things.”
Spears cites motherhood as a reason why she’s not so “anxious” these days.
“Becoming a mother and being with my boys [Jayden, 9, Sean Preston, 10] has made me so much more accepting of myself. I’m their mom, whatever. That has been a really big thing for me over these last few years.”
Even performing her ongoing residency in Las Vegas has made Britney feel stronger than ever. However, there are times when her sister, Jamie Lynn, will try to make her eat sweets such as brownies.
“She’s always trying to get me to eat,” Spears said. “I never ate sushi until a year or so ago. I thought the idea of raw fish was horrible. Then we had a day in a hotel in Vegas and she ordered up every single bit of sushi they had and we sat there just eating everything. Now I’m hooked.”
But, the pop star also admits that she’s not immune to bad dates. Just because she’s the legendary Ms. Britney Spears doesn’t mean every guy will fall to their knees.
“He just wasn’t that into me. I liked him. He knew that. But he definitely didn’t feel the same. It happens to everybody. Being famous doesn’t make you any different.”
There is one guy who seemed super into Britney, and that’s rapper G-Eazy, who she performed with at the Video Music Awards. The two recently collaborated on her hit song “Make Me.” To fans, it looked like the rapper was trying to steal a kiss from Britney during their steamy performance on Sunday night.
However, during her interview with 92.3 AMP Radio’s Shoboy and Nina on Tuesday, August 30, she set the rumors on the awkward moment when she looked like she avoided kissing the 27-year-old rapper, reports Us Weekly.
“No, I don’t think so,” Spears said when she was asked if she thought G-Eazy was trying to sneak a kiss from her. “He has a girlfriend!”
Although the two didn’t kiss during their sexy performance, the two certainly got flirty on stage. At one point, Britney placed her hand on G-Eazy’s crotch and ran her hands all over his chest. Earlier that evening, the two artists held hands as they walked the red carpet and even hugged each other while posing for photos, which sparked the romance rumors.
Sorry, fans! It doesn’t look like G-Eazy and Britney Spears are dating. G-Eazy, whose real name is Gerald Earl Gillium, is dating someone under the radar, according to EarnTheNecklace.com. Read the full interview with Britney Spears in Marie Claire’s October 2016 issue, on newsstands now.
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