It’s The Wanted vs. Britney — round two! Find out what the boy band is saying now, and tell us whose side you’re on.
Don’t expect to see The Wanted partying with Britney Spears anytime soon. Tom Parker, one of the UK boy band’s more outspoken members, fired another shot at the pop princess during an interview with Top of the Pops magazine: “Britney’s beautiful and a nice girl, but when we met her, I expected her to have more personality,” he said.
If it helps, at all, Tom acknowledged that Britney’s lack of presence isn’t totally her fault.
“I feel sorry for her, ’cause she’s had a lot of stress in the last five years,” he pointed out. “She’s done so much from a young age.”
Believe it or not, this is the second time the UK boy band has attacked Britney. Siva Kaneswaran recalled an awkward encounter with the pop icon while joining her on tour.
“I was in the hallway with my tour manager,” Siva began in his interview with NYC radio station Fresh 102.7 back in May 2012. “Basically, we were looking with a laptop, trying to get WiFi … facing the middle of the hallway. [Britney’s] bouncers came down with her and told us to face the wall … as Miss Spears is walking through. We’re like, ‘come on!’”
But Britney isn’t the only pop star The Wanted has had in its crosshairs! During an April 2012 interview with Now FM, Tom called Christina Aguilera “a total bitch.”
“She might not be a bitch in real life, but to us, she was a bitch,” Tom claimed after The Wanted appeared on Christina’s NBC show, The Voice. “She just sat there and didn’t speak to us.”
Siva added, “She was quite rude. …Who does that?”
Max George thirded that sentiment, “Christina’s nothing special.”
One thing’s for sure: These boys love to talk.
— Andy Swift
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