Britney Spears’ memoir is setting the record straight, from the pop star’s perspective, and taking names — including that of Ryan Seacrest, who once questioned whether she’s a “fit mother.”
The “Stronger” singer, 41, whose “The Woman in Me” memoir dropped Tuesday, recalled an invasive interview by the “American Idol” host, 48, while promoting her “Blackout” album in 2007. That was also the year she infamously shaved her head and attacked a paparazzo’s car, following her split from husband Kevin Federline the year prior.
“The only press I did for ‘Blackout’ was a live radio interview with Ryan Seacrest when it came out in October 2007,” reads the memoir, according to Us Weekly. “In the interview which was supposed to be about the record, Ryan Seacrest asked me questions like, ‘How do you respond to those who criticize you as a mom?’ And, ‘Do you feel like you’re doing everything you can for your kids?’ And, ‘How often will you see them?'”
The pop icon noted she felt “the only thing people wanted to talk about: [was] whether or not I was a fit mother.
“Not about how I’d made such a strong album while holding two babies on my hips and being pursued by dozens of dangerous men all day every day,” she continued.
The interview wasn’t the last between Spears and Seacrest, toward whom Spears reportedly holds no ill will.
Revelations from the memoir began to surface last week, many centering on Spears’ relationship with Justin Timberlake, her more than decadelong conservatorship, and reframing incidents she said lacked context when they played out in the media.
When reached by the Daily News, representatives for Seacrest had no comment.