Protect Britney Spears at all costs.
That’s a credo we should all live by, but it’s especially true for security staff – and, crucially, the back-up dancers – at Spears’ massive Las Vegas residency, who literally sprung into action yesterday to tackle a fan who rushed the stage.
At the tail-end of Spears’ huge (You Drive Me) Crazy, the bloke in question managed to make his way onto the Planet Hollywood stage. As the 35-year-old singer asked fans if they were having fun, security managed to get a hold of him.
Several of her crew also piled on, before a visibly-shaken Spears cottoned on to what was happening. She was rushed off the stage, as the crowd began to chant “asshole” towards the unwanted intruder. As you would.
my baby almost got attacked on stage tonight I wanna cry pic.twitter.com/pKRESY6dQT— Emanuel Jenner (@emanueljenner) August 10, 2017
Another video of the moment the security guards immobilize the fan who jumped on stage during the show tonight. In this video you can see better the Britney's reaction during the chaos. Britney was removed from the stage for safety, but then returned in "Till The World Ends" to end the show! #britneyspears #britneypieceofme #concert #lasvegas #fan #crazy #security #love #princess #queen #pieceofme
Another angle shows the dude pulling some acrobatic moves in his attempt to get closer to the star.
Omg to when that guy ran on stage and was gonna get Britney! #showstopper #openingnight #britney #britneyspears #shesok #manonstage #thisbitch #dontmesswithmygirl #iwasthere #thathappened #whaaaaa #girl #brit #omg #stop #vegas #lasvegas #pieceofme @britneyspears I love you and I'm here for you! #tbt #viral #leavebritneyalone #britneyarmy #britneybitch
Fortunately, Spears was able to perform one more classic after that v. worrying incident.
Las Vegas Metro Police Department identified the man as 37-year-old Jason Webb, and arrested him for trespassing.
Spears is seeing her Piece Of Me residency out until the end of the year. Hopefully this incident serves as a lesson to any other gronks who want to ruin the fun for everyone else.
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