Britney Spears opened up about her gay fans again in a new interview, saying they inspire her because "they're somewhat girls."
The 32-year-old superstar spoke with Pride Source ahead of the Dec. 3 release of her eighth studio effort, "Britney Jean." Fans can likely expect to hear songs inspired by the gay community on the album.
"I get inspiration from them on almost all of my songs," Spears said of her gay fans. "They're somewhat girls, so it's so inspiring to do stuff that they like to hear, like the cool 'in' stuff. Whatever I do for each record is definitely inspired by them."
The Louisiana native has come under fire lately for her perceived attitude toward the gay community.
Back in September, rapper Mykki Blanco accused Spears of exploiting her gay fans, following the release of Spears' recent single, "Work B--ch."
The next month, she took some heat during an interview with San Francisco's 99.7 NOW FM. When asked about the influence she gets from fans and if she has a group of gay people that influences her, she cited her "adorable and hilarious" beauty team.
But she didn't mean any harm by it.
"Wait, what? Who felt the other way?" she asked in reference to the backlash over her previous statement, per the recent Pride Source interview. "I would never say anything to be mean to them. I love my gay fans. Gay people are always usually my best friends in the whole world. I completely adore them."
She has previously said "Work B--ch" is actually a reference to her gay following.
"I don't call everyone … that word. I just use it as, it's like in respect to the gays as a term of endearment," she said back in October. "It's like a street slang for everyone, you know, like you get to work, that's what you do when you get to work and it's, like, cool."
Whatever you say, Brit Brit.
To read the full PrideSource interview, head here.
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