Britney Spears is a certified Belieber. On June 7, Spears recalled meeting a 15-year-old Justin Bieber while on tour and called him a “timeless genius” in an Instagram post. The “Gimme More” singer shared an Instagram video in which she dances to “I Don’t Care,” Bieber’s hit collaboration with Ed Sheeran, and shared her memories in the caption.
“@justinbieber I remember when you visited me in my dressing room on tour and your beautiful little mamma walked in and said ‘do you know where a tanning bed is?’” she wrote. “You were 15 and you were adorable! Thank you for your music.” Spears went on to call him a “little devil,” saying she knows he’s gotten devious since she’s the mother of two boys herself, but clarified that she still loved his work regardless. “You’re a timeless genius and I will always dance to your music !!!” she promised.
Bieber has not publicly responded to Spears’ glowing praise, but he has shown love to the pop icon before. In October 2021, his wife Hailey dressed in four of Spears’ most iconic looks for Halloween, including the red catsuit from her “Oops... I Did It Again” video. Bieber posted her “Baby One More Time” school uniform costume on Instagram, writing, “Baby you killed this. @britneyspears we love you.”