“Well, by now everyone knows my boyfriend cheated on me.”
Thousands of lusty boos (the encouraging kind, if that’s possible) rained down from the 5,000 attendees at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater. Britney’s fans were eager to show her they had her back over Lucado’s alleged infidelity.
“But the best part of breaking up,” the singer continued as she leaped forward toward the front of the stage, “is going on first dates. OMG, OMG, I need a hot guy. Where are the hot guys here tonight?”
The lusty boos rapidly turned to outright lust as the crowd rapidly sensed an unusual opportunity for participation in the tightly choreographed, highly produced show.
The pop princess stuck out her hand and singled out a lone individual in the crowd, whom her backup dancers rapidly scooped up and pulled onstage.
“What’s your name?” She asked the captive.
“Perez,” he replied. As in Hilton. And no sooner had the celebrity gossip blogger replied than an elaborate prop outfit of leather and chains was produced and clapped onto him.
Without any further discussion, Spears launched into her performance of “Freakshow” while she lead Hilton around the stage on all fours like a dog, to the delight of both the crowd and Hilton himself.
Upon returning to his front row seat with the Spears family, Hilton tweeted that Spears had made him “her bitch.”
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) September 1, 2014
The onstage moment, however brief and amusing, was the first time Spears has directly acknowledged rumors that former boyfriend Lucado was unfaithful to her. Although she’s made oblique references on social media to “the single life” and “having a sh–tty day,” hearing her say the words so plainly in front of thousands of fans was both unexpected and heartwarming. Not surprisingly, Britney’s fans are firmly on her side.
Sunday night’s show was otherwise uneventful. She made no other off-the-cuff or personal remarks from the stage. Her family, or any other celebrities who may have been in the house, were not verbally acknowledged. She simply hopped, skipped and jumped her way through more than 20 fan-favorite songs spanning her entire career, all the way from “Baby” to “Alien” amid the cheers of the assembled as she does every night she performs.
However, she certainly gave a certain celebrity blogger a night he’ll not soon forget.