Reporting Scott T. Sterling
Spears commented on a series of burning pop music questions during an exclusive interview with San Francisco morning show hosts Fernando and Greg on 99.7 NOW (a Radio.com station), stoking the fires for her upcoming Las Vegas shows and highly anticipated eighth studio album, due for release on December 3.
“I do have the opportunity with this show to bring more guns to the table since I’m in one place I’m not touring and in a different venue every night,” Spears told the morning show hosts about her Las Vegas residency, scheduled to run for two years at Planet Hollywood. “I’m able to really do a spectacular show and bring great set pieces and really different things. I just feel like all the shows in Vegas are really elaborate. The water shows in (Cirque du Soleil’s) ‘O’ and all this kinda stuff. I’m going have to really step the bar up.”
The pop star was mostly tight-lipped on any details regarding her closely guarded new album, which is still without a name, simply telling Fernando and Greg that they’ll just “have to see” what she has in store for the studio full-length preceded by the racy single, “Work Bitch.”
“It’s the most personal album that I’ve done. I have a couple of mid-tempo (songs) on it, so it has a certain vibe to it,” she revealed. “It’s a vibey album. It’s a just really different. It’s personal. I have a couple of personal songs that I wrote myself. It’s really cool.”
Spears was diplomatic when asked about Miley Cyrus, who she recently worked with on the song “SMS (Bangerz),” from her latest album, Bangerz, set for release tomorrow (Oct. 8).
“It’s really funny. She’s just really doing her thing. Just living and doing it for real,” Spears said about Cyrus. “I just told her to be true to herself and you know, be nice. Just be true to herself basically,” she added when asked if she’d given the “Wrecking Ball” singer any advice on handling her current barrage of media scrutiny.
The radio DJs asked Spears if she has a group of influential gay friends in her life, citing the singer’s use of the word “bitch” in some of her songs as possible evidence.
“A lot of my hair stylists and my beauty team that I work with are gay, so I hang out with gays a lot,” she explained. “I just think they are absolutely thrilling and adorable and hilarious, so…”
Spears recently made a new Twitter friend in Breaking Bad star, Aaron Paul. Paul tweeted the singer after the release of his own current dance music single, “Dance Bitch,” asking, “I wonder if @britneyspears ever wants to #DanceBitch.”
A few days later, Spears replied back to Paul directly, outing herself as a fan of Jesse Pinkman and the whole Breaking Bad phenomenon.