An iconic, yet sad piece of pop history!
She was driving through a Mobil gas station in Tarzana in 2007 in a silver Mercedes with her cousin at the time, and being relentlessly pursued by photographers.
Her cousin Alli Sims begged the photographers to leave her alone, but Britney snapped, leaping out of the car screaming ‘f*** you!’ and swinging the umbrella like an axe.
The photographer whom she attacked is auctioning the green umbrella on the 10 year anniversary of the infamous incident. Daniel Ramos told Broadly on Tuesday that he will donate half the proceeds to a charity of Britney’s choice, although Brit’s rep has yet to indicate what that might be.
After the attack, Brit later said sawwy via a statement on her website, explaining the outburst was due to a character she was auditioning for.
‘I apologize to the pap for a stunt that was done 4 months ago regarding an umbrella,’ she wrote. ‘I was preparing my character for a role in a movie where the husband never plays his part so they switch places accidentally.
Will you be bidding, OMG?