You can try Till the World Ends, but you won’t be getting a live, unedited interview with Britney Spears—even if you’ve known her for approximately half her life.
Carson Daly, who first met the now-29-year-old Spears nearly a decade and a half ago during their mutual pre-TRL days, ripped into her management team on his personal Twitter after being asked to pre-tape an interview with her (standard practice right now for the star, who has primarily been conducting interviews via email), and then submit it for approval and editing before air.
In a series of frustrated tweets he wrote:
“I was jst TOLD my @britneyspears interview tomm on @ampradio MUST b pre-recorded & submitted 4 approval by HER mgmt b4 it can air! F THAT!”
never that restricted. Even when I interviewed Michael Jackson, it wasn’t anything like this…it’s really insane.
And to a fellow tweeter who called him an “unprofessional a–hole,” he replied:
I’M UNPROFESSIONAL? FAKING AN ENTIRE INTERVIEW?
jst shocked her mgmt won’t let her do a normal interview. She probly doesn’t even know.
I’ve known and supported her since she was 15. This has nothing to do w her. Just her ppl.
To another responder he explained:
hey ant, pre-recording it was NO prob- her mgmnt taking and editing the tapes overnight was the issue. Be well:)
What do you think, Music Mixers—is Daly right to be outraged by the terms of Spears’ camp? What grievous harm would befall the world if Britney were allowed to speak live on the air, unedited and uncoached? Or would the harm be to her own reputation? Tell us what you think in the comments below.