How Britney Spears’ 1999 Rolling Stone Cover Made Her a Provocateur

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Britney Spears’ mega-hit “…Baby One More Time.” While the song launched her as a pop star, it wasn’t until her spring 1999 cover shoot for Rolling Stone that she became a household name, but not without controversy. The cover, shot by acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle, caused quite a stir among parents and critics as the 17-year-old singer shed the good girl image from her “Mouseketeer” days.