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DRAMA At Britney Concert!!! Spears Puts Show On Hold Midway In

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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.


[Image via WENN.]

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212 comments to “DRAMA At Britney Concert!!! Spears Puts Show On Hold Midway In”

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  1. 1

    well this is just a tease…

  2. 2

    ur killin me, perez!

  3. 3

    Oh no…

  4. 4

    whaaat she cancelled uh oh this will be huge news/ hope its something good

  5. achap says – reply to this



  6. 6

    post it fag

  7. 7


  8. 8

    i'm kinda sexy

  9. 9

    perez, if you dont care for britney and trash her, why did you do the tour video?

  10. 10

    because of too much smoke

  11. 11

    OMG no!!! she better not cancel Sacramento show!!! Im gonna be there!

  12. 12

    rofl, i'm reading the twitter tweets. too effing funny!

  13. 13

    I would be worried too if I were her…. it could actually interfere with her drug testing and visitation with her boys… go BRIT…. and anyone that is smoking mary jane… they are just out right disrespectful…

  14. 14

    probably left to go shack up with K-Fed…

  15. 15

    well, if she's legitimately trying to stop using drugs, she probably would be kinda pissed

  16. 16

    Puff Puff give, puff puff give

  17. 17

    Stupid shit! The beginning of the end.. thats it!

  18. 18

    drama and britney spears? no i never would have guessed…

  19. 19

    It's Vancouver! What did she expect?!

  20. 20


  21. 21

    YIKES!! The Canucks will not like this one bit!!!! They paid like $350 for tickets!!

  22. 22

    People shouldn't be smoking inside!!! Good for her!

  23. 23

    haha we're such huge stoners up here in BC!!!
    who knew it would work against us

  24. 24

    Classy. She's just pissed everyone else is puffin away and she can't. Hypocrite.

  25. 25

    Finally, even though she's being completely hypocritical, she is the first one to actually do something about people smoking at a concert that I've heard about. I've been hit by cigarettes any number of times at concerts.

  26. 26

    I love britney but this is very diva! I wonder what's up?

  27. 27

    lol to funny.. I'm suprised she didn't ask to join in on the smoking..

  28. 28

    we always blaze in arenas cuz no one can really stop us here

  29. 29

    THE BEST THING THIS WANNA BE ARTIST CAN DO IS to just die and quit and attempt another FAKE cumback.

  30. 30

    Maybe she wants the audience to smoke marijuana on stage?

  31. 31

    LMAO,. i know a bunch of people that are they right now!

  32. 32

    Omg bitch went crazy. shes probly the one whos smoken dat weed holllla!!!!!!!!!!.

  33. 33

    what the fuck ever ….everyone loves that shit

  34. 34

    perez what the fuck mann. seriously? you are the biggest hypocrite on the face of the planet.

  35. 35

    Thats actually a possibility. If the girls trying to stay on the straight and narrow for the sake of her kids.

  36. 36

    i love her but if thisis true then she is quite the nonprofessional! Crackpipes wouldn't stop CHER!

  37. 37


  38. 38

    Re: Vivian25 – haha! So true.

  39. 39

    sure shes pissed… she probably is dying to smoke too. someone give this woman some nicorette. lol

  40. 40

    haha sucks for vancouver ! thank god this never happened in edmonton :) such a good show monday night

  41. 41

    LOL boy am I glad I didn't go!

  42. 42

    I was soooo waiting for this to happen….I knew it I knew it I knew it!

  43. 43

    It's really a slap in the face to her fans who go see her show when she doesn't even try to sing one single song live, or puts any effort into it. Anyway instead of touring she should be getting her head checked again.

  44. 44

    she was afraid that would start craving some!

  45. 45

    In all fairness, I was at the Toronto show, and we were all told that if we lit a cigarette we would be fined $5000.00 and arrested. (it's a big deal to smoke in a public place in Canada) So I would assume it's a similar story in Vancouver. It may not have been Britney's choice to walk off.
    Not to mention that it is extremely rude to smoke up while someone is performing for you, especially a show as amazing as Britney's.

  46. VGirl says – reply to this


    I've been sayin that after her "comeback" she doesn't look into ANYTHING! se just moves around is like she doesn't want to be there, the only time she shows true emotions is when talking about her kids. I insist she also needs better dance moves! better choreography!! but I do support the NO SMOKING IN CONCERTS! That should be a law!

  47. 47

    Can you guys read? Stop flipping out. She DID NOT cancel her show, she just stopped it for a 20 minutes so people would stop smoking so she could continue. Stop freaking that she's going to cancel the show you're going to.

  48. 48

    OMG…she's not even singing…not like it would kill her voice.

  49. 49

    She's so right!!! i'm proud of her, I mean they shouldn't smoke in there come on…. she did the right thing GOOD 4 U BRITNEY…..

  50. 50

    ohh shiz, first post said it was CANCELLED… now this,… weird…

    as if she had to put the show on hold b/c of pot smokers. looove canadians!!! :) thats how we roll

  51. 51


  52. 52

    oh man well we're sick of hearin' about brit anyway i mean come on. but talk about sidestream smoke, can u imagine in an arena? maybe she got high and her judgement got a little messed up, or maybe cuz she smokes already it's just too much for her. carbon dioxide factory. she doesn't care she's totally banking, you're just jealous.

  53. 53

    Not only is it Vancouver…it's everywhere. I can't say I know a lot of people who don't smoke. It isn't the crowd we socialize with either. Pot is widely accepted here………even by people with professional jobs and families!!!!!

    She is acting like a diva. This isn't her first rodeo people!

  54. 54

    So what is it 30 or 40 minutes? You write here it was "over 40 minutes" on your Twitter you said "after more than 30 minutes she finally returned to the stage". I've figured one thing out about you Mario, the easy way to tell if you're lying….
    Fucking tool.
    You must be getting your period, do what most women do, grab some chocolate and take some Midol……………………

  55. 55

    Good for her.

  56. 56

    Re: MRS. JOSH HOLLOWAY – #33 Not anyone with an IQ above15, that's IQ, not AGE….

  57. 57

    They should not be smoking pot or ciggies around the stage area. Not only is it disrespectful but it could be very dangerous and you should not make such mockery of this Perez. You start the show with the video. I thought you had grown some but maybe any sensationalism is good for business. Britney is under c-ship. I highly doubt it was her call to walk off stage. I imagine she got a letter message in her ear telling her to walk off stage until they could get that crowd under control. Now I not not one to knock anyone for a little weed smoking but at a concert in an arena with all the things that are going on at Britney's concert is not the place. She is worth more than that. I think you should apologize to Britney and support her in what happened. If yo want supporters that would probably get you more media attention than going along with the media that attack her. She is not in control of this and YOU KNOW IT. So why dump on her??? You just keep the feeding frenzy going. What kind of person would do that and sleep well without use of drugs Perez??? Do you partake in some weed every now and again??? You are letting people beat her down for this and you posted it. What is with you. If I were here people I would not give you anyting on Britney anymore.

  58. 58

    I understand her!
    I would do the same

  59. 59

    good for her.
    i'd be pissed as hell if i was in her position.
    people need to stop smoking for once, i mean its on thing to do it at home, but while someone is performing for you!?
    people are so rude and stupid

  60. 60

    britney!!! tomorrow!!! in seattle!!! WOOOOT! i'm excited, i've never seen her in concert.

  61. 61

    LOL - I'm in Vancouver right now and let me tell you, if youre gonna see Britney, you better smoke up.

    As PH says accurately, she lip sinchs. You wanna tell me you wanna be sober for a half-assed performance?

    You all need to lighten up a bit. Then again, I'm not a Britney.

    As for that Edmonton person, you're just bitter cuz the Oilers didn't make the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row and yet Vancouver did…hmmm hehe :P

  62. 62

    shes just jealous she cant smoke some trees

  63. 63

    from what I'm getting cigarettes cause cancer but their using marijuana to help cancer patients? You're probably right about the random drug-tests.

  64. 64

    Re: jana_bby – I will shoot you Perez if I will see you, you are so annoying, I dont care if I will be in jail for this…dont undeestimate the powe of Britney fans, they will kill for Britney.

  65. 65

    I hate pot as much as I hate her.

  66. 66

    thats rediculous. the bitch is crazy. i love her! lol

  67. 67

    Good for her, taking a stance and putting the show on hold is a smart move, especially for someone who has battled drugs in the past!

  68. 68

    PS DO YOU ALL LIVE IN A BOX? have you never been to a concert before?? I mean seriously…you all haven't, have you??

    Every concert I've ever been to has been covered in smoke and I have NEVER heard of a performer complaining, nor have I heard any concert goers ever acting like it's an unusual thing.

    Then again, I only go to concerts in Vancouver and Seattle and I only listen to Rock…but still.

  69. 69

    anyone who pays to go to this show is a moron

  70. 70

    she hasnt looked like shes been into any of her shows…since day 1 they've been half assed.

  71. 71

    I am so glad I didnt go to that show now… I was totally planning on getting tickets!

  72. 72

    lol i feel sorry for all those ppl trying to be kewl saying smoking is cool everyone dose it ppl need to understand that there might be kids there ppl who cant stand the smell for u to say all the shit is stupid and for those who says she dont sing live how the fuck do u know when ur ass is sitting down watching u tube videos and perez is so fucken studing he couldnt even get the story right so all u guys trying to talk shit about britney need to get a life why the fuck are u commenting on her story if u dont like her

  73. Kate says – reply to this


    Bullshit. Britney is a hypocrite… I'm loving the TwitneyGate though… Ya hear that Perez… I've trademarked that name!!!

  74. 74

    I love it!!!! Can she be anymore crazy? I think not!

  75. 75

    Memo to Britney's tour management: People smoke pot at concerts. Britney isn't touring with Nsync at the mall anymore for tweens and the nature is practically a strip club. And when you have a creepy circus theme, you're asking for it.

  76. 76

    We - my friends and I who are smoking a nice Vancouver J at the moment think what happened was that she was probably smoking our BC week before the show, it hit her three songs in and she had to go sit on the couch backstage for a bit. End of story.

    Let's not forget who we are talking about here, eh….

  77. 77

    she should realize this is gonna happen when she comes to vancouver. madonna almost did the same when she was here.

  78. 78

    Re: CHRISTIAN WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR – #68 Sorry honey, Christian rock doesn't count!!!!! Now go back to bed, it's waaayy past your bedtime!

  79. 79

    I just want to thank you Perez for NOT mentioning KURT COBAIN who's body was discovered 15 years ago yesterday. What you know about music couldn't fit into an ant's ass. You report on dance music, teen pop and other music that is mainly on the radio and/or IPOD ads. Nirvana was/is a band that would never deal with a hack who writes about reality stars with a hateful tone then invites them all to his stupid party. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU……….now quick , back to "work" , I heard that Amy Winehouse had a drink or that Paris has a new BF or that Madonna adopted something or that Lindsay ate an apple or some reality loser did something stupid for you to make fun even though you are famous for nothing, but bad drawings and looking like Frankenberry.

  80. 80

    You know what else is amazing to me is that there was not any security to handle this. She is an addict. We all know that. Pot is a drug she was known to have used. Now I think it should be legal in all states in the US for medicinal purposes. I know there are dangers to buying pot on the streets or from dealers not only legal problems, possession problems but it does cause neuropathway in the brain and that will cause a craving. It is not ok for someone to smoke weed around someone in recovery. If she is I do not know but she is supposed to be and she does have a doctor that travels with her Perez. She does not need to be involved with drugs. One thing you are not mentioning also is that the dancers could lose their jobs if they pop a dirty drug tst according to what has been reported.

  81. 81

    Re: doggieluvr – oohhh who cares. quit your crying, it's just britney.

  82. 82

    There is supposed to be a clean clause intheir contracts. Should the dancers lose their jobs for second hand pot smoke becasue some antisocial a-wipes don't respect that they are at a show that many would love to be at and have fun instead of all the drama. They could have got blasted before entering the arena. They could have went to the bathroom and smoked. Oh yes it is probably illegal in there too. Go Britney and you handlers and whoever ordered her offstage…thanks for looking out for our girl. It was a wise decision. People that get high do silly things. What if some stoner decided it would be really funny to do something stupid like jump on stage or something. Or grab some equipment. What if they got hurt or hurt others. You are not thinking this through. Think again. This is making me angry at you Perez for not taking the high road (don't go smoke yet Perez)and telling your readers that this was a very stupid and dangerous thing and Britney should take a break while it got sorted out.

  83. 83

    Who smokes weed at a Britney concert? That's a waste of a good high.

  84. 84

    Re: Blank4894 – #79 Woooooohoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you! No truer words have ever been spoken on this website!!!!!
    Good on ya mate!

  85. 85

    i was at a concert about 15 years ago and they stopped after 10 minutes due to smoking. the concern was for the dancers having to breath in second hand smoke. people were asked to leave, fans were set up and the show was back on. this was years before smoking was banned in public places.

  86. 86

    Um Britt Britt needs to take a chill pill… she knows people are going to be high as hell at her shows.. especially with her trippy ass sets.

  87. 87

    It couldn't have been THAT smoky… I don't believe indoor smoking is allowed in Vancouver. Maybe a few people lit up, but not enough to affect a performance, especially considering she has performed in venues across the country that allow smoking. Something else was going on.

  88. 88

    Re: loves_itt – What's wrong hun. Am I too much of an adult for you??? Britney is not a child. She is 27. She has grown a lot. Maybe you should try it. If you were the mother of 2 children and you were trying to get your life back after addiction and mental breakdown you would not want to deal with all of this too. Pot is fine if you want it but smoke it somewhere besides in the face of the entertainer. I have been to 2 shows and that show is not a stoner show. If you want that go to that venue. You think it is a joke. Say that in 20 years hun. It is Britney. Let me ask you something. Would you say this all to your mother? I doubt it.

  89. 89

    Cherly Diane - you make a good point. I've seen The Eagles and The Who at GM place and yeah, every second person is smoking up. And that still didn't cause the stadium to take on that much smoke. Therefore, looking at most of Britney's fans, there really shouldn't be that much smoke in GM Place, therefore, there actually was probably something else at hand here…

  90. 90

    Pssst HMMMM - I'm sorry that the word Christian in my title is misleading you to think in terms of stereotypes and I'm sorry you're close-minded, faceitious and extremely ignorant…. I'd rather be crucified than listen to Christian Rock. Or Britney Spears.

  91. 91

    All that aside, whether it be a ventitaltion issue or not (though can you believe ANYTHING coming out of the Spears camp?) I just saw on Facebook the following status from one of the many dissapointed people at the concert:

    "Blank Blank thinks Britney Spears' concert is so bad she's checking her Facebook"

    So even when the smoke isn't an issue, she still sucks. Hey, I appreciate Miss Spears but not when she's pulling this hypocritical crap and not when she's lip-sinching her way through her songs…

  92. @v@ says – reply to this


    Are those jowls?!? Twenty Seven ain't what it used to be.

  93. 93

    Re: CHRISTIAN WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR – You are lying. Otherwise you would not be here talking shzzzz….

  94. 94

    Ok, so Britney's mic is on. She is singing, probably along with a tape, but singing. why else would it be on. Just to make comments for you Perez?

  95. 95

    If I had known this was going to happen…I would have volunteered to be a lighting tech…ohhh yeahh, welcome to B.C., boys!

  96. 96

    Re: CHRISTIAN WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR – *rolling eyes*
    Are you still here?

  97. 97

    Britney Spears fans smoke pot?

  98. 98

    She's starting to decompensate.

  99. 99

    i'm willing to bet britney herself did not have a problem with the smoking… some people her are stupid for saying "good for her taking a stance blah blah blah". she just does what people tell her to do - they told her to stop preforming so she did. big deal. end of story.
    this isn't really newsworthy stuff here…

  100. 100

    hahaha Why would I be lying? I live in Vancouver, a lot of my friends were at the concert, I'm on Perez and therefore logical I am on Facebook….look, I'm sorry if you have some wonderful view of Britney Spears, that's cool. I'm just reporting what I've seen. Regardless - or because of - the issues tonight, a lot of people I know are going home unhappy.

    Just telling you as it happens - I'm sure you'll hear more about it tomorrow.

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