Pop icon Britney Spears has criticized a local radio station for saying she «deserved» to be beaten up in an incident in Las Vegas involving the San Antonio Spurs’ top draft pick Victor Wembanyama last week.
Spears posted a video of herself responding to the report. She did not name the radio station or give details of where she heard the comment.
«I heard, on the news, this radio station talking nonsense and talking s—, that’s why I’m going to her, saying she deserved to be hit, security was doing their job and protecting their client,» he said.
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«I’ve been with the most famous people in the world. *NSYNC, at one point, girls were literally throwing themselves at them. On my way to the venue, I was actually knocked down by three 12-year-old boys trying to get my photo. My safety not once did he touch them or even go near them.
«The point is, I didn’t appreciate people saying I deserved to be hit because no woman deserves to be hit. I just tapped him on the back, got backhanded, hit my face, and went back to the ground. My best friend got me picked me up and hugged me.»
Spears said she received an apology at her dinner table about 30 minutes later, but has yet to receive a public apology.
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After the whole ordeal, the Spurs rookie said he was going to «disappear» for a while to prepare for next season and get out of the media spotlight.
«I think, personally, it’s just…it’s normal to get better every game. Two days ago it was my first game. I had so much sh— going on with the draft and the media and stuff, so it makes sense.»
«In the last month, I don’t think basketball was even 50% of my schedule,» Wembanyama said. «I can’t stand it. I know it’s a special time in my life, but I’m glad it’s over. Honestly. I just want to play hoop. I just want to work out, lift weights, because this is my life. Obviously, every first election will go through this. And that makes me better for the future.»
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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said no charges would be filed in the incident.
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.