Britney Spears says no 'lesbian vibe' in new music video with Madonna

October 15, 2003

Britney Spears (r) in Crossroads, 2002 (Photo: AFP/ Cin�ma)

SEOUL, South Korea — Pop star Britney Spears, who recently made headlines by kissing Madonna during a music award ceremony, says there was "no lesbian vibe going on" when she apparently tries to plant one on the "Material Girl" in her latest music video.

The 21-year-old performer, once well known for saying sex should be saved for marriage, was in town Monday on the first stop in an Asian tour promoting her fourth album, In the Zone.

The album, aimed at crafting an edgier image, includes moaning and heavy breathing on tracks such as "Breathe on Me" and "Touch of My Hand," which is about female sexual self-gratification.

The album's first single, "Me Against the Music," features Madonna, and the music video ends with Britney Spears apparently trying to kiss Madonna, who then vanishes before Spears can zero in.

Talking to reporters Monday in the South Korean capital, she described Madonna as an "amazing lady," but coyly dismissed a question whether there was lesbian tension in the music video.

"No, not at all. It was part of the video we were acting, there was no lesbian vibe going on," Spears said.

Prior to her press conference, Britney briefly posed for the cameras wearing a pink Hanbok, a traditional loose-fitting Korean dress.

"It was beautiful. I felt like a princess," she told reporters.

It was the first time in South Korea for Spears, who next goes on to Japan. While in Seoul, Spears will give no concert, but she will perform several songs for reporters.

Spears said she has not yet fulfilled all her dreams, and hinted at having eyes for Hollywood.

"I would love to win an Oscar, I would love to do it all," she said.

Spears appeared to look relaxed during the half-hour press conference in Seoul. Asked to explain what she was wearing, the singer, in a pink top and jeans, even took off her shoes to show the audience. –Sapa-AP

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