Britney Spears and her people are working overtime doing damage control trying to explain why the pop tart was seen driving down the Pacific Coast highway with her 6-month-old son sitting in her lap, and not in a child safety seat.
In an exclusive statement to People Magazine, she said: "Today I had a horrifying, frightful encounter with the paparazzi while I was with my baby. Because of a recent incident when I was trapped in my car without my baby by a throng of paparazzi, I was terrified that this time the physically aggressive paparazzi would put both me and my baby in danger. I instinctively took measures to get my baby and me out of harm's way, but the paparazzi continued to stalk us, and took photos of us which were sold to the media. I love my child and would do anything to protect him."
Firstly, Britney didn't exactly say that, ya'll, but her mouthpiece had to come up with an excuse for this inexcusable stunt. And that was to blame the paparazzi for causing her to do something stupid and against the law.
According to People, a source close to Britney explained that she had driven to Starbucks with her bodyguard in the passenger seat and rugrat sitting in his car seat in the back. When the bodyguard went into the coffee shop, Britney took the little cheeto out of his car seat and held him on her lap as she waited. However, when photographers approached the SUV, and once the bodyguard got back into the car with her coffee fix, Britney drove away holding her son behind the wheel. And headed for the highway.
Let's hope Sean didn't squirm and cause Brit to spill hot coffee all over him as well. Allow me to quote The Superficial: "If brains were french fries, Britney couldn't fill a Happy Meal."