Ultimate ’90s pop icon Britney Spears is looking better than ever on the cover of V Magazine“s 100th Issue.
Photographed by acclaimed fashion photographer Mario Testino, Spears stuns in a high ponytail, smokey eyeliner and mesh-paneled bodysuit – just one of the three covers readers can choose from. The centennial issue, set to hit newsstands on March 8, features a candid interview with the pop star who talks with V Magazine writer John Norris about her forthcoming album, technology and the media.
Now in the second leg of her mega successful (and sold out) Vegas residency, the 34-year-old mother of two dishes on her ninth studio album and explains why she’s been so guarded about sharing it. She says, “Honestly, I’m just particular with this record. It’s my baby, and so I really want it done right. I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. But I just know that the direction I’m going in is so good. It’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I’m proud of the work, and it’s very different; it’s not what you would think at all. But I’m not rushing anything. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it.”;
Despite growing into succession at the cusp of the digital age, Spears says she’s not big on using technology. “Honestly, I still don’t use my computer,”; she laughs. “My kids use the computer more than I do! I understand that a lot of people are into it, and I have days where I write and stuff, but it’s really not for me. It’s not my thing.”;
When it comes to the haters, Spears is not fazed. She concludes, “Whoever is in the spotlight, people are really quick to judge. I mean, there are a lot of kids coming up who’ve experienced that. You know, Justin Bieber, he’s huge, and he experiences that. It’s just the way the world works, unfortunately. I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I kind of don’t pay attention to it. I have my relationship with God and myself and that’s what matters to me. I really don’t care what most people think.”;