Hold It Against Me: Britney Spears Says She 'Freaked Out' Before Failing to Do Backflip

The singer was photographed looking upset after the performance.

A rather unflattering photo of Britney Spears was snapped as the singer left the Apple Music Festival in London looking very upset after failing to do a backflip during her performance.

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While performing in London Tuesday night at the famous Roundhouse venue, Spears went in for a backflip but backed out at the last second. She reconsidered, but finally ditched the move altogether.

Viewers watching took to social media to take a few jabs at the 34-year-old pop star.

...Oops! #AMFBritney pic.twitter.com/E864bchS13

September 27, 2016

we can read each others mindsss #AMFBritney pic.twitter.com/u1Gd8XlTYB

September 27, 2016

Omg poor Britney #AMFBritney pic.twitter.com/26DdQZqJD2

September 27, 2016


Other viewers praised the performance, with some even hailing it as one of the best in the history of the annual festival.

When @britneyspears performs #WOMANIZER and the crowd loses it. ? #AMFBritneyhttps://t.co/7aZlMKrA0s pic.twitter.com/T47QQNjbce

September 27, 2016

Speechless. #AMFBritney

September 27, 2016

You know Britney Spears is truly a legend when she's still able to top the game 20 years into her career. #AMFBritney

September 27, 2016

The following morning she was asked about the incident in a BBC Radio 1 interview.

She said: “Last night I freaked out, I put my hands up and there was a new guy there. Usually I have my signature guy who helps me with it, every night for the past three years. But it was this new guy."

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She was asked by interviewer and radio host Scott Mills if it was the dancer’s first day.

She replied: “No it wasn't his first day but it was his first time to touch my back and I couldn't do it. He's actually more muscly than the [usual] guy and I should've been more confident."

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