Britney Spears' teaching ambition
Britney Spears sometimes thinks about becoming a teacher.
The 34-year-old singer found fame on Disney's 'The Mickey Mouse Club' when she was just 11 years old but admitted there are times when she considers leaving the music business for a more sedate life.
In the new issue of NME magazine out on Friday (16.09.16), she said: "I try not to analyse it too much. I love what I do and I think that helps because it speaks for itself when I perform. Seeing other artists continue to do this kind of thing inspires me too. Because sometimes I'm like, 'What am I doing? Like, I could be a teacher.'
"But then I see other people doing it too and I'm like, 'Well, you know, it's probably all they've known for so long, so it just kind of makes sense."
Meanwhile, Britney admitted that the music on her new LP 'Glory' wasn't very good to begin with.
She explained: "The beginning of the project was actually not that great. The songs that were coming in were not very good. So we got a new A&R girl, and we totally turned it around, gave it a profound new direction. I wanted to use my voice more. I did different stuff with my voice - more bluesy and urban stuff, and played around with different things."
The star - who has sons Sean, 10, and Jayden, nine, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline - also revealed that she was "selfish" about who she worked with and what songs were included on the final tracklist.
She said: "Honestly, this is the first project where I've really been hands-on. I was really specific about who I worked with, and I've been learning to say no. I'm a people pleaser, so that's hard for me. Even if I don't like something, I'll do it just to make a person happy. I made sure this album was everything I wanted it to be. I was really selfish with it."