Ohhh, the irony!
Britney Spears, a smoker, put the breaks on her Vancouver concert Wednesday night because it was too smokey in the arena.
We shit you not!
The Toxic performer, who doesn't even sing live at her shows, walked off stage after just three songs.
The concert came to a complete standstill, lights off, for over 20 minutes - when a voice came over the speaker system and announced that the show would not continue if people kept smoking marijuana (and cigarettes) in the arena. The announcer claimed it was "unsafe" for Britney and the performers to continue with the concert.
Almost 40 minutes later, Spears finally took to the stage again, much to the relief of the thousands in attendance. But, one concertgoer tells us, "She did not look into it at all!"
Maybe Britney was afraid the secondhand pot smoke would get on her hair and shit and would fuck up any random drugs testing she has to undergo to keep custody of her kids or to prove she's not on the drugs again????
Update: We have just obtained an exclusive statement from Spears' camp about the incident in Vancouver.
A rep tells us, "We want to apologize to all the fans who attended our Vancouver show tonight for the brief pause in Britney's set. Crew members above the stage became ill due to a ventilation issue."
Sources tell us it really was a safety issue. "We were concerned for the lighting guys and everyone else working on the show." If one of those guys up above got dizzy or sick from all that marijuana smoke….it wouldn't have been pretty.
Update #2: After the final encore, as Spears ran off the stage, Britney told the audience, "Thanks Vancouver. You were wonderful. Drive safe. Don't smoke weed!" Ha.
Britney Spears, anti-drug crusader.
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