Hit in the face by the security service surrounding Victor Wembanyama, Britney Spears regretted the attitude of the French player.
As he is due to play his first game in the Spurs jersey next night, Victor Wembanyama is at the heart of an improbable controversy. Consequence of the muscular reaction of the security service which officiates at his side when Britney Spears, present in the same hotel as the Texan team, wanted to greet him. Pushed back violently, the singer fell to the ground.
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Asked after his training session on Thursday, the number one in the draft explained that he had seen nothing of what had happened. “Something happened when I was walking with team security to the restaurant. We were in a hall, there were a lot of people, people approached me. There was a person who called me, but we had discussed it with security beforehand. They ask me not to stop, otherwise it creates a gathering of people, so I couldn’t stop, he explained. The person came and grabbed me from behind. I did not see what happened because I was walking straight and I am asked not to stop in such cases. But this person grabbed me from behind. Not at my shoulder, she grabbed me from behind. I just know that security pushed him away. I don’t know how strong. I did not stop to see what had happened. »
At first I thought it was a joke
To believe it, it was only long after that Victor Wembanyama learned the name of this very particular supporter. “I didn’t know for a few hours it was Britney Spears but when I got back to the hotel security told me it was her. At first I thought it was a joke. But I didn’t know, I never saw his face (during the altercation), I just kept walking”he assured.
But the explanations of the Texan interior obviously did not convince the singer. Evidenced by his long message published on social networks. Britney Spears first wanted to give her version of the facts. “Traumatic experiences are nothing new to me, I have had my share of them. But I wasn’t prepared for what happened to me last night. I recognized an athlete in the lobby of my hotel as I was going to dinner. Later, I went to another hotel’s restaurant and saw him again. I decided to approach him and congratulate him on his success. There was a lot of noise, so I patted him on the shoulder to get his attention. I am aware of the player’s statement where he mentions: “I grabbed him from behind” but I just touched him on the shoulder. His security then hit me in the face without turning around, in front of people. I almost got knocked down and lost my glasses”she wrote.
Britney Spears demands an apology
And the author of ‘Hit me baby one more time’ to continue by explaining to speak with knowledge of the facts. “I’m surrounded by people all the time. In fact, that night I was surrounded by a group of at least 20 fans. My security team didn’t hit any of them. This story is super embarrassing to share with the world, but it’s already out. However, I think it’s important to share this story and urge public figures to lead by example and treat everyone with respect, she said. Physical abuse happens too much in this world. Often behind closed doors. I stand with all the victims and my heart goes out to all of you!!! »
“I have not yet obtained a public apology from the player, his security or his organization, she added to conclude. I hope they do… I cherish the tremendous amounts of love and support I’m receiving right now. Thank you to the Las Vegas police and investigators for their support.”