.

The Wanted: We Were Told Not to Look At Britney Spears

British boy band had to sign 'confidentiality thing' when they opened for singer

Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Max George of The Wanted at The Grove in Los Angeles.
Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra
May 1, 2012 10:55 AM ET

When British boy band the Wanted opened for Britney Spears, they were told not to look at the pop superstar, group members said in an interview with Fresh 102.7

"We signed a confidentiality thing that we should never say anything about what happened, but let’s tell it anyway," said member Tom Parker.

Siva Kaneswaran continued: "I was in the hallway with me tour manager. Basically we were looking with a laptop, trying to get WiFi, and we were facing the middle of the hallway. Her bouncers came down with her and told us to face the wall . . ."

 "As Miss Spears is walking through," Parker added. "We’re like, come on!"

This isn't the first time the Wanted have had some words to say about one of the world's biggest pop stars. Following their appearance on The Voice a few weeks back, Parker said of judge Christina Aguillera during an interview with 92.3 Now"She's a total bitch! . . . She might not be a bitch in real life, but to us, she was a total bitch. She just sat there and didn't speak to us. Wouldn't even look at us."

"She was quite rude," added Kaneswaran. "Who does that?"

After receiving plenty of flack from Aguilera's fans Parker apologized, sort of, a few days later, telling TMZ, "We shouldn't have said it, to be honest with you. We just think manners cost nothing, you know what I mean?"

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com