Pop diva caused controversy when she called gay people 'adorable and hilarious'
Britney Spears has said her new single ‘Work Bitch’ is about her respect for gay people.
The ‘Womanizer’ singer has described how she had learned ‘bitch’ as a term of endearment from gay friends.
‘I don’t call everyone…that word. I just use it as, it’s like in respect to the gays as a term of endearment,’ she told gay host Alan Carr on Chatty Man.
‘It’s like a street slang for everyone, you know, like you get to work, that’s what you do when you get to work and it’s like, cool.’
Last week the pop diva was accused of generalizing her gay friends, essentially equating them with a pet poodle.
When asked what influence she had from the LGBT community and her queer fanbase, she said: ‘A lot of my hair stylists and my beauty team that I work with are gay so I hang out with gays a lot and I just think they’re adorable and hilarious.’
‘Work Bitch’ was released worldwide on 17 September, apart from the UK where the single will be available for purchase on 3 November.
Spears’ eighth studio album Britney Jean is scheduled for release on 3 December.
Check out ‘Work Bitch’ below: