Britney Spears: 'I made a mistake'
Updated: 2006-02-10 09:02
Britney Spears has taken responsibility ¡ª well, some of it ¡ª for driving with
her baby son, Sean Preston, sitting in her lap.
"I made a mistake and so it is what it is,
I guess," Spears tells "Access Hollywood" in an interview that was to air
arrives for the LG Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri Post Grammy Party at a
private residence Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Several photos published Tuesday showed Spears driving her sport utility
vehicle in Malibu, Calif., with her 4-month-old son perched on her lap rather
than strapped into a car seat in the back seat.
The 24-year-old pop star said she did it because of a "horrifying, frightful
encounter with the paparazzi."
In response, X17, the agency that snapped the pictures, said they were
snapped "in a very peaceful context, in which photographers exhibited no
"Being put in the situation that I was in, it was kind of bad with the
paparazzi," Spears tells "Access Hollywood." "Last week, my mom and I went out
and they were on us really bad, so you instinctively do what you need to do."
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has said it won't pursue any
Sean Preston, who was born in September, is Spears' first child. She is
married to Kevin Federline, a former backup dancer.