The Wanted Forced to Face Wall During First Encounter With Britney Spears
For most people, standing face first up against a wall usually means they’re about to get searched by police officers or invasive TSA employees. However, for British boy band the Wanted, being forced to stand in this position probably just means that Britney Spears is about to pass by.
The ‘Glad You Came’ crooners recently discussed their first-ever encounter with Ms. Spears, who they met while opening for her at a show in Manchester in November 2011. Speaking to Fresh 102.7, the always outspoken Tom Parker said, “We signed a confidentiality thing that we should never say anything about what happened, but let’s tell it anyway.”
Siva Kaneswaran took it from there, explaining that Brit’s bodyguards forced him to face the wall as the superstar walked by. “I was in the hallway with me tour manager. Basically we were looking with a laptop, trying to get Wifi … facing the middle of the hallway. [Britney’s] bouncers came down with her and told us to face the wall.”
Parker continued, “As Miss Spears is walking through! We’re like, ‘Come on!'” Kaneswaran then said, “We turned around and I faced a wall for about 10 seconds until she got really far away.”
Um, talk about some serious diva behavior. Quick! Shield your eyes from the goddess that is Britney Spears before you’re blinded! We get that Spears is trying to avoid any paparazzi pics or strangers grabbing at her, but considering that she herself invited the Wanted to perform, this security measure is a bit over the top.
However, although their first impression wasn’t the best, they said Spears turned out to be quite lovely. “When we actually met her person-to-person, she was so down to earth. She’s a total Southern girl,” Jay McGuiness explained. “It was cool.”
Brit may be down to earth, but these guys seem to tolerate absolutely zero amounts of divalicious BS. Not too long ago, Max George called Christina Aguilera “scary” to meet, and Parker elaborated, throwing in his no-holds-barred two cents by saying she was a straight up “b—-” when they met her on the set of ‘The Voice.’
Watch the Wanted Talk About Meeting Britney Spears