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Britney Spears: Filming Carpool Karaoke ‘Was a Little Awkward’

Baby, maybe not one more time? Britney Spears revealed in a radio interview on Friday, August 26, that filming her now-viral episode of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden was “a little awkward” even though it was plenty of fun.

“The guy was incredibly sweet,” the 34-year-old pop icon told KTU 103.5 FM’s Cubby & Carolina Bermudez in NYC. “I had no idea he has kids. He’s a teddy bear. I was like, ‘I just want to hug you right now.’”

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“It was a little awkward, like, driving by grocery stores,” she continued. “People walk by, and there are like 18 cameras around us. This is just so awkward.”

Adding to Spears’ slight discomfort was the fact that the Late Late Show host, 38, insisted on playing two songs that the singer has grown tired of over the years: “… Baby One More Time” and “Oops! … I Did It Again,” including the cheesy dialogue from the latter’s 2000 music video.

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“Oh, my God, and he kept playing them,” she told the radio show hosts. “He put a wig on for it. Yeah, I totally went along with it.”

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

On the Thursday, August 25, episode, Spears and Corden both donned versions of the iconic schoolgirl uniform from music video for the singer’s 1998 debut smash hit, with the late-night talk show host showing a little more skin than the mom of two. (She shares sons Sean, 10, and Jayden, 9, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.)

The pair also sang and lip-synched parts of her songs “Toxic” and “Womanizer.” The pop star dropped her new album, Glory, on Friday.

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Spears is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28. It will be her first performance at the awards show in nearly a decade.

“I still get very nervous,” she confessed Friday. “[There’s] just something in the air at the VMAs, it’s, like, electric. I can’t really explain it. Every time I’ve performed there it’s always been one of these nerve-racking experiences.”  

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