Columbus Short — who worked as a backup dancer, choreographer and producer with Britney Spears — cla*med that he once got “intimate” with the pop princess in 2003. The 38-year-old Sca-ndal star made the cla-im in his 2020 autobiography Short Stories, alleging that a “w*ld party” led up to the h**kup. “Britney sent us a jet, and just like that, we were in New York having a w*ld party for my 21st birthday,” Columbus wrote to begin his h**kup story.
Columbus recalled that the party cr**d was “going crazy” at “Keith Richards‘ apartment uptown.” He further wrote, “ Britney was on me like white on rice, and would not leave me alone the entire night. Britney had her eyes on the prize and wasn’t about to stop until she got what she wanted.”
“I really tri-ed my best, but this girl put on the full-court press,” the Sto-mp The Yard actor continued in his autobiography, adding, “We ended up being intimate that one time. I never sl-ept with her again after that, though. This was a dang*rous s***al alliance for every reason under sun, and I think that the worst part of it was that I was making the rum-ors an actual reality.
” Britney, however, has not confirmed Columbus’s cla-ims about their alleged h**kup. At the time, Columbus and Britney were traveling to film the 2003 music video for “Me Aga!nst the Music,” according to Columbus.
He also cla!med that Britney’s manager “was growing more upset with the continued press,” and the brief flirtat-ion ended soon after a game of truth or dare in which Britney allegedly said she’d marry Columbus. Meanwhile, Columbus inst-ead chose the woman he was dating at the time as his h*&pothet-ical bride.
“I was f*red not too long after that, and Britney changed her number so I couldn’t contact her,” Columbus cla-imed, and offered advice for his readers: “Don’t s–t where you eat, even if you really have to go.” Regardless, Columbus only remembered Britney with fondn-ess and revealed his opinion on the 39-year-old singer’s contr-overs!al conservatorship.
“After that I felt like maybe Britney was using me to piss them off for some reason. I think she is a really sweet person that was torm-ented in a position on a high level that I can’t imagine. I liken it to Princess Diana. She was the pop princess,” Columbus wrote.
“Britney couldn’t go nowhere — her world was completely controlled in this bubble. There would be times that she would act out, and I don’t blame her. She was trying to find her way. I love Britney to this day…I feel bad for her. I wish the world knew the Britney I knew.”
The professional dancer and choreographer released his autobiography in Sept. 2020, amid Britney’s legal f!ght to ki*k her dad, Jamie Spears, off her conservatorship. Except for a br-eak he took for medical reasons in Sept. 2019, Jamie has been his daughter’s conserv-ator since 2008. This means that Jamie has long held control over his daughter’s finances and major life decisions.
This wasn’t Columbus’s first time detailing his alleged fling with Britney. In 2004, Columbus cla-imed that he and the “Toxic” songstress slept together — just not s*xu-ally. “It’s true I slept with Britney, [but] we never had s** because another person was in the room at the time,” he told Star at the time. “We shared a bed and were really close, kissing and hugg!ng. The chemistry was magical…our feelings were so str-ong.”