In the issue, out March 8, Spears opens up about the pitfalls of fame, why she hasn’t fully embraced technology, and — most importantly — the status of her next album.
“Honestly, I’m just particular with this record,” she tells writer John Norris, who first interviewed the pop star for MTV back in 1999. “It’s my baby, and so I really want it done right. I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. But I just know that the direction I’m going in is so good. It’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time.”
It’s been more than two years since Spears’ last studio effort, “Britney Jean,” was released. Though it brought us an undisputed fan favorite anthem,”Work Bitch,” the LP overall was Spears’ least commercially successful of her career, peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S.
“I’m proud of the work, and it’s very different; it’s not what you would think at all,” she says of the new album. “But I’m not rushing anything. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it.”