Britney Spears Condemns Security Attack as Further Evidence of Her Not Being Seen as an "Equal Person"

Britney Spears spoke out after the Las Vegas police opted not charge Victor Wembanyama's security guard, who she alleged had struck her in the face during an encounter with the NBA star.

By Gabrielle Chung Jul 08, 2023 2:41 AMTags
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Britney Spears is further speaking out about her physical altercation with Victor Wembanyama's security guard.

The pop star shared a lengthy message about the incident after the police confirmed that they will not be charging the security guard, who Spears alleged had struck her in the face when she tried to get Wembanyama's attention at a Las Vegas hotel lobby on July 5.

"I've been working in the industry for years and have been with some of the most famous people in the world," she began in an Instagram post July 7, "not one time in my life has a security guard ever hit another person!!!"

The 41-year-old continued, "I'm not sharing this to be a victim … I SIMPLY GET IT HONESTLY … my reaction was priceless … BAD ??? YES."

Explaining how she "felt helpless in most situations" throughout her life, Spears—who was in a 13-year conservatorship before it was terminated in 2021—shared, "my experience in Vegas and my reaction was a cry out on all levels…I will say it!!!"

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"No, I don't feel like I have been treated as an equal person in this country," the singer added, noting she has no beef with Wembanyama. "Either way I'm still a huge fan of the NBA player … it's not his fault his security hit me … s--t happens!!!"

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department previously confirmed to E! News that officers responded to a battery investigation on the 3700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard, though an arrest was not made and citations were not issued.

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Spears later recounted her version of the events on Instagram, writing that she saw Wembanyama while on her way to dinner and wanted to "congratulate him on his success."

"His security then back handed me in the face without looking back, in front of a crowd," she alleged in a July 6 post. "Nearly knocking me down and causing my glasses off my face."

Though Spears labeled the incident as "super embarrassing to share with the world," she chose to address it to "urge people in the public eye to set an example and treat all people with respect."


For his part, Wembanyama said he did not see Spears or the physical confrontation. 

"I didn't see what happened because I was walking straight," the San Antonio Spurs player recalled to reporters on July 6, per KENS 5 News. "That person grabbed me from behind. Not on my shoulder, she grabbed me from behind."

At the time, the 19-year-old remembered thinking the run-in was "no big deal."

"Yeah, it turns out it was Britney Spears," he remarked. "I didn't know because I never saw her face."

E! News has reached out to Wembanyama's rep for comment but hasn't heard back.

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