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.
Britney said she never met Taylor Swift lmao pic.twitter.com/rutgJcBYsU
— Matt Stopera (@mattstopera) July 31, 2016
— Taylor Swift France (@SwiftyFrance) June 26, 2013
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.