Yesterday The Wanted told a US radio station the story of when they supported Britney Spears on tour and were ordered to turn away while she passed them in the corridor. “We turned around and I faced a wall for about 10 seconds until she got really far away,” claimed Siva, before Jay hastily added that “When we actually met her person to person she was so down-to-earth”.
Today Britney’s rep has responded to the story with good humour, denying that the hallway incident ever happened and joking that “What’s even more interesting than the false allegations they made is the fact that they have claimed to be picked on by two female popstars in just a few days… Look out Lady GaGa – there are still three days left this week.” Yowzas!
Comments from fans of Christina, Britney and the boys themselves on various online message boards have been split, but everyone seems to have a strong opinion. Is it too soon in the band’s US career for them to start talking negatively about two of the world’s favourite pop queens? Are they getting themselves a bad reputation before they’ve even got going? Or are they just setting the world to rights, as only they know how?
Whether or not the Britney story is true or not is something we’ll probably never know for sure. Britney herself sure as hell won’t start speaking up on it any time soon. And it is pretty clear from what Jay said that they have nothing but admiration for her – it was her bouncers, not the lady herself, that allegedly told them to face a wall, after all. So whilst it all seems a bit blown out of proportion, we reckon the boys could do with toning down their famous honesty until they’re a bit more established in America. We love them for being straight-up with everyone, but if the American press get hold of any more quotes of them appearing to put someone else down, the backlash might not be worth it.