Britney Spears Clears Up That Whole 'I Can Run Faster Than Usain Bolt' Thing

Britney Spears
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Britney Spears attends Sony Pictures' "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif.

No, Britney Spears is not the newest 100-meter dash world record holder.

The pop star, however, did clarify that she was kidding after leaving fans confused when she claimed she ran a 100m dash in less than six seconds, beating Olympian Usain Bolt's record 9.58 seconds.

“Ran my first 5 !!!!” she captioned a now-deleted screenshot of her stopwatch reading 5.97 seconds. “Getting over your fear of pushing it in the beginning is key …. once I did that I hit 5 !!!!! Usually I run 6 or 7 …. my first try was 9 …. and now I did it whoop !!!!! 100 meter dash.”

In a new video uploaded to Instagram on Thursday (March 26), in which the pop princess is seen trying on dresses, she noted, "obviously I was joking about running the 100 meter dash in 5.97 seconds …. the world record is held by Usain Bolt which is 9.58 seconds …. but you better believe I’m coming for the world record," complete with the hashtags #joking and #workbitch.

See it below

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.