Britney Spears Forgot About Meeting Taylor Swift... Twice

Taylor Swift and Britney Spears at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards
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Taylor Swift and Britney Spears at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios on Sept. 7, 2008 in Los Angeles.

Remember when Ed O'Neill met Britney Spears and did not realize it was Britney Spears? Well, apparently it happens to the best of us -- including Britney Spears. 

Spears called into Australia's Kyle and Jackie O Show recently, where the hosts asked her who she would rather sit next to on a 24-hour plane ride: Taylor Swift or Katy Perry. Since Ms. Spears is an elegant lady, and since "neither" was apparently not an option, she said this: 

“I don’t know! I don’t know, that’s hard,” she answered. “They’re both so cool, I don’t know. I’ve briefly met Katy Perry at the Smurfs movie premiere. Maybe because I’ve met Katy Perry, I would say Taylor Swift, because I’ve never met her before.”

The only problem with that is, she has. In fact, Britney Jean has met Taylor twice. Once at the 2008 VMAs, and once, as one French fan pointed out, in 2003, when Swift was a girl with some teardrops and a guitar.

Spears probably intended no shade with the comment, especially since the 2003 meeting was before Taylor was a household name. And, of course, Britney has met countless celebrities and fans over the years. 

Incidentally, here's the link to Mariah Carey saying she doesn't know who J.Lo is, because that's probably obligatory for this post.