What Being On Carpool Karaoke Is Like, According To Britney Spears

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James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" is in the big leagues at this point, and has signed on some singers who are wildly popular, including Adele, Justin Bieber and most recently, Britney Spears. Each of the "Carpool Karaoke" segments look pretty incredible when the final product hits the Internet, but apparently it's not all fun and games. In a recent interview Britney Spears revealed what being on "Carpool Karaoke" is really like. Here's what she had to say:

It was a little awkward like driving by grocery stores. People walk by and there are like 18 cameras around us. This is just so awkward.

In her interview with KTU 103.5 radio, Britney Spears actually had a lot of nice things to say about James Corden and his late late night program, as well as his family. But when it came to actually filming the "Carpool Karaoke" segment, it wasn't always all that and a bag of potato chips. In fact, she said the filming process was super awkward, which definitely shows at the beginning of the edited segment that was already released.

However, later on in the video it sort-of seemed as if Britney Spears relaxed a little bit more and got into it. She eventually even donned a costume to sing "Baby One More Time," but she confirmed to the radio station that there were two songs she was not jazzed about reliving for the late late night series. Here's what she had to say:

Of course "Baby" and "Oops." Oh my God and he kept playing them. He put a wig on for it. Yea I totally went along with it.

So, not only did Britney Spears have to deal with gawking from people on the Los Angeles streets, she also had to perform songs she wasn't particularly jazzed about. She's not exactly complaining about the experience, but it doesn't sound as if she loved the whole thing, either. We're not super shocked. Some professional singers are fine with performing their greatest hits, generally feeling like those songs got them where they are. Other singers prefer to change things up a bit, and Britney Spears' comments indicate she's ready to move on to her latest album Glory. Or at least sing something other than the songs that forced her into schoolgirl and red latex outfits, thus fulfilling the fantasies of so many dudes in so many places.

To her credit, while she may not have only nice things to say about the segment after the fact, she really did put forth effort for the video, especially when James Corden asked her to don a sweater and blouse to mimic her look in "Baby One More Time." I guess that's really all you can ask.

To catch more "Carpool Karaoke" segments, tune in to The Late Late Show with James Corden on weeknights at 12:37 p.m. ET. In addition, "Carpool Karaoke" could get a TV show. So if you don't mind the 18 cameras and the gawking pedestrians, you can look into it here.

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