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Britney Spears For Rolling Stone 2008

Britney Has Nothing But Smiles For Rolling Stone

This morning we showed you Britney's hot new Rolling Stone cover, and now we've got another inside peek at her interview and photo shoot. The photos show a perfect balance of sexy and flirty, and it's refreshing to see Britney smiling and laughing again. Here are more highlights from the article where the pop star talks about her boys, her ex, and her music:

  • On Kevin Federline: "I didn't think my husband was gonna leave me. Otherwise, I'd be with my babies 24/7. But since they're almost like twins, they both take care of each other. I think they look like me. They don't look like their father at all."
  • On the boys: "Every time they come to visit me, I think about how they're such special people . . . Like, they're going to preschool now! I went there to pick them up on Friday, and seeing them in their little classroom and seeing Jayden being bad or not listening? It's like, those are mine, and it's just crazy, you know what I mean? And the things that are coming out of their mouths right now — they're learning so much, and it's new, and you never know what they're going to say, and they're so smart yet so innocent. They're obsessed with monsters, and every night we look outside, and we have to show them that there's no monsters out there. It's dark outside, but there's nothin' out there, you know."
  • On using personal experiences in her music: "It's scary to put yourself out there and be like, 'Oh, God, is that cool?' If you're not going to really go for it, you can't just go there halfway. But sometimes, when you go for it, you can't lose."
  • On choosing tracks for the album: "You just hear it, and you're like, oh, my God, if somebody else takes this song, you're gonna kill yourself, you know what I mean? Like, this one I'm doing tonight, I think it's good, and it's, like, really quirky and different and girly."

It sounds like Britney is growing up and coming into her own in both her career and personal life as a mother, but without losing the sweet Southern girl she always was on the inside.


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To see an interview with the writer of the article on what it was like to interview Britney this time, just

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Suzaila Suzaila 7 years
I really like when she talks about her kids. It sounds like she is passionate about them. I can just imagine how she must feel. I have friends with kids and I can see how their faces just brightens up when they look at their kids.
sarathacoombs sarathacoombs 7 years
"OMG, I'm like a smart girl, you know"........I laugh so hard every time I see that video of her tell all or whatever the hell it is
sarathacoombs sarathacoombs 7 years
If we took "Like" "Oh my God" and "you know" out of her vocabulary she would not have said anything......
sunnyheart sunnyheart 7 years
I agree that she sounds uneducated because she IS. The girl has a GED, and a long way to go... it still sounds like she is in shock that those people walking around are her children, her responsibility. But... no matter what, no one lays down a better beat to work out to at the gym than Britney, and I will buy the music as long as she keeps putting it out.
bluesteyes bluesteyes 7 years
I think it was Brit who acted out in a rage cause he didn't cherish her like when they were first met. Anyway she is not known for being super smart, she's just a pop queen I am not surprise about the interview, she is not what you would call a deep person :) I do think she has the X factor though.
bluesteyes bluesteyes 7 years
I do think kev did leave her, even if she didn't file for divorce he would have done it himself.Perhaps he said to her why don't you do it cause it would kill your career if I did ask for it myself. Maybe he's a much nicer person than we all know. I also think she did try to get back with him after and he said no. He could have sold a lot of stories but he didn't. The man is not mean.
bluesteyes bluesteyes 7 years
I do think kev did leave her, even if she didn't file for divorce he would have done it himself. Perhaps he said to her why don't you do it cause it would kill your career if I did ask for it myself. Maybe he's a much nicer person than we all know. I also think she did try to get back with him after and he said no. He could have sold a lot of stories but he didn't. The man is not mean.
annamari annamari 7 years
Don't you really understand what she means???children do care of each other.i have a brother, 20 months younger,and i've always been taking care of him!even now,when he is 18.when he was a few month old i was around him all the time watching if he hungry,sleepy, etc.i was about 2 years old.in preschool i was the one who helped him dressing up,and who protected him,when someone hurt him. DON'T YOU THINK IT MEANS to CARE OF THE OTHER?
annamari annamari 7 years
Don't you really understand what she means??? children do care of each other.i have a brother, 20 months younger,and i've always been taking care of him!even now,when he is 18. when he was a few month old i was around him all the time watching if he hungry,sleepy, etc.i was about 2 years old. in preschool i was the one who helped him dressing up,and who protected him,when someone hurt him. DON'T YOU THINK IT MEANS to CARE OF THE OTHER?
couture-yourself couture-yourself 7 years
I love her. & the shots are awesome, especially the mask one. Although I have to agree, the interview does sound sort of odd. I don't think she's completely "back" just yet. It definitely seems as if there are still some mental health issues in play. I hope she really does get her old self back.
couture-yourself couture-yourself 7 years
I love her.& the shots are awesome, especially the mask one.Although I have to agree, the interview does sound sort of odd.I don't think she's completely "back" just yet.It definitely seems as if there are still some mental health issues in play.I hope she really does get her old self back.
Sarana Sarana 7 years
I wouldn't consider this good press, she sounds dumb. Her way of looking it is very strange. ""I didn't think my husband was gonna leave me. Otherwise, I'd be with my babies 24/7." If she had kept it together after the divorce she would have custody of them now, the fact she doesn't have custody has little to do with the divorce. I don't know the whole interview sounds off to me, I feel sorry for the children.
Sarana Sarana 7 years
I wouldn't consider this good press, she sounds dumb. Her way of looking it is very strange. ""I didn't think my husband was gonna leave me. Otherwise, I'd be with my babies 24/7." If she had kept it together after the divorce she would have custody of them now, the fact she doesn't have custody has little to do with the divorce. I don't know the whole interview sounds off to me, I feel sorry for the children.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
Some things in this interview just bother me (1.) when she says that Kevin left her. Ok first of all, she filed for divorce from him and it was out of the blue, remember that video where Kevin received the news via text message? Classy. I don't like him by any means, but she is the one who claimed to support his rap career and that everything was fine in their relationship (Matt Lauer interview a few months before she had JJ). If he emotionally abandoned her, that's terrible but there is no need to point the blame especially when you didn't even try to work it out and just filed for divorce (2.) Her kids take care of each other? They are only 2 and 3, how can they do that? This quote reminds me of the picture of Sean Preston holding Jayden's hand in the car while they are being mobbed by paparazzi.
aka-Daria aka-Daria 7 years
i see no sexy or...whatever the other word was you used to describe these pix...but i do see a WHOLE LOTTA CRAZAAAAAYYYY
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 7 years
Okay.. I'm not a Britney fan and I'm certainly not saying she's a fit mother, but people are trying waaay too hard to discredit her talk about her kids. I'm not an expert, but I work with kids and I know this:- Yes, toddlers DO take care of each other and form special bonds, especially when they're close in age.- There's nothing wrong with referring to kids as "special people." They are unique people, not helpless idiots just because they aren't fully functioning adults.- Looking for monsters can be considered imaginary play, which is a HUGE part of traditional childhood development-- I've looked for monsters, dragons, bears, etc. It's fun for kids!
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 7 years
Okay.. I'm not a Britney fan and I'm certainly not saying she's a fit mother, but people are trying waaay too hard to discredit her talk about her kids. I'm not an expert, but I work with kids and I know this: - Yes, toddlers DO take care of each other and form special bonds, especially when they're close in age. - There's nothing wrong with referring to kids as "special people." They are unique people, not helpless idiots just because they aren't fully functioning adults. - Looking for monsters can be considered imaginary play, which is a HUGE part of traditional childhood development-- I've looked for monsters, dragons, bears, etc. It's fun for kids!
clareberrys clareberrys 7 years
It SOUNDS like she isn't very smart and is still a 16 year old girl
Carib-Chic Carib-Chic 7 years
Didn't she leave him! And how can you she talk trash about her kid's father. You're 27 and have children. Grow up! When they get older, it's going right there in black and white for them to read. If it wasn't for him imagine how much s*!t she would of put them through. The court took them away from her for a reason!
lisajay lisajay 7 years
And aprild- have you seen pics of their children... they look just like britney- no "kfed".... so pretty sure it wasnt a lie. And as if the interview wasnt disected and pieced together for the magazines own use !
lisajay lisajay 7 years
And aprild- have you seen pics of their children... they look just like britney- no "kfed".... so pretty sure it wasnt a lie. And as if the interview wasnt disected and pieced together for the magazines own use!
lisajay lisajay 7 years
This is really good for her- but i wish she would learn how to speak with out words such as "like" "oh..my god" and "you know?" ..she is so much better. Love you brit!!
lisajay lisajay 7 years
This is really good for her- but i wish she would learn how to speak with out words such as "like" "oh..my god" and "you know?"..she is so much better. Love you brit!!
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 7 years
Of course she sounds uneducated---she IS uneducated. She sounds more and more like Jennifer Lopez every time I read her interviews. JLo is the QUEEN of "you know what I mean," "you know," and "like"--and she's OLDER than Britney!!! They're both not smart (I can't bring myself to call them stupid), but JLo had better handlers (and was older). I shall reserve the rest of my two cents for when I read the entire article. :) treb, that quote to me meant that if she and her hubby never separated, they'd still be a family unit. Not a separated family unit...but the kids are still together to soften the blow for each other.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 7 years
Of course she sounds uneducated---she IS uneducated. She sounds more and more like Jennifer Lopez every time I read her interviews. JLo is the QUEEN of "you know what I mean," "you know," and "like"--and she's OLDER than Britney!!! They're both not smart (I can't bring myself to call them stupid), but JLo had better handlers (and was older). I shall reserve the rest of my two cents for when I read the entire article. :) treb, that quote to me meant that if she and her hubby never separated, they'd still be a family unit. Not a separated family unit...but the kids are still together to soften the blow for each other.
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