LAS VEGAS — Britney Spears may be one of the biggest pop stars in the world, but her most important job is being a mom.
Spears, who is a proud mother to Sean Preston, 8, and Jayden James, 7, recently featured her sons in her music video for “Ohh La La” off the “Smurfs 2″ soundtrack. According to Britney, these two aren’t phased by the magnitude of their moms super stardom.
“I think they are kind of blinded by it,” Britney told MTV News at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “I don’t think they really comprehend. They just think of mommy as mommy.”
To them, she’s “mommy,” but to her millions of fans, she’s “Godney,” giving us some of the most iconic performances of all time — from her strip tease performance at the 2000 VMAs to her infamous kiss with Madonna at the 2003 VMAs. With so many memorable and oftentimes racy performances, Britney admits she won’t be shielding them from her boys’ eyes.
“I feel like what I do is I perform, and as a performer, you find characters to play while you’re onstage. That’s why we do what we do,” Britney said. “So I think they just see mommy as a really wonderful performer.”
While Britney has admitted that it’s hard to “play sexy mom,” she isn’t planning on changing the way she approaches music just because she has children. In fact, Sean and Jayden teach Britney a thing or two about what music is in style.
“I usually love what my kids love. We listen to the same things,” Britney said. “I mean they listen to cooler stuff then I do sometimes. They really know what’s in. They are like, ‘Mom, this is really hip,’ and I go in and listen to it on the computer. I’m like ‘wow,’ that really is cool, but they are really smart about what they listen to and they have really good ears.”
So what do those really good ears think of moms eighth album, Britney Jean?
“They haven’t listened to it yet,” she admitted.
Well, something tells us they may be getting their very own private listening session.