Britney Spears is likely not happy this week.
A member of San Antonio Spurs team security slapped Britney Spears in the face when she approached him. Spears just wanted a picture with Victor. TMZ reports the incident took place at 8:30 p.m. at a Las Vegas hotel, with Spears entering a restaurant with husband Sam Asghari and several others.
During that time, she saw the No. 1 overall draft pick of the 2023 NBA Draft and walked over to ask whether they could take a photo together. Per TMZ, Spears tapped Wembanyama on his right shoulder, which prompted his security to backhand her, knocking her glasses off and causing her to fall to the ground. TMZ identified the person as Damian Smith, the Spurs’ director of team security.
Spears reportedly “composed herself” and left the scene to return to her table. Smith later approached her at her table to apologize, saying, “You understand how it is when you’re being swarmed by fans.”
On Wednesday night, Britney Spears filed a police report and reportedly met face-to-face with Las Vegas police to discuss the incident earlier this morning, per TMZ Sports.
TMZ reports Smith struck Spears because he did not immediately recognize who she was. Footage reviewed by authorities apparently shows Smith pushing Spears’ hand away, with the pop icon’s hand hitting her face.
The incident “is not being handled as a criminal matter,” TMZ reported.
Wembanyama, a highly hyped prospect from France, was selected first overall by the Spurs in the 2023 NBA Draft last month.
The 19-year-old is expected to be the next biggest thing in the league. He is scheduled to make his Summer League debut for the Spurs in Vegas on Friday.
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