Britney Spears’ former backup dancer Columbus Short claims her parents 'called him a racial slur' during their fling

BRITNEY Spears' former backup dancer Columbus Short has claimed her parents once called him a "racial slur".

The Scandal actor, 38, alleged that they called him the "N-word" while discussing his brief fling with Britney in a phonecall.

Jamie and Lynne have both vehemently denied Columbus' allegations through their representatives.

He claimed that Britney pursued him in 2003 when he worked with her as a dancer and producer and that they slept together once during a trip to Rome

He claimed in his 2020 autobiography "Short Stories" that soon after he was "next to [Britney] while she was on the phone with them crying while she had it on speaker.”

He claims he overheard her parents ask, “Why are you f**king that n****r?”


Columbus went on: "Britney looked at me so apologetically, knowing I’d heard it. I shook my head and didn’t say anything, because what was there to say?”

The choreographer relived the alleged incident while chatting to Jazzie Belle on her YouTube show Inside Hollywood.

“I wasn’t shocked when it happened. Look where they’re from – they’re from Louisiana," Columbus said.

"The way it came out was so effortless, like that’s how they speak. I wasn’t shocked and I wasn’t hurt by it, I was just like, ‘Wow… I know who I am around here.’”


He added: Because they have black bodyguards doesn’t mean behind closed doors they don’t use that word.”

Columbus also claimed that Britney may have been trying to get close to him to annoy her parents.

“After that I felt like maybe [Britney] was using me to piss them off for some reason," he told Jazzie.

"I think she is a really sweet person that was tormented in a position on a high level that I can’t imagine."

"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."

Columbus did not specify who allegedly used the racial slur.

Lynne denied the claim, telling Page Six: “I want to be very clear. Those terrible words are not remotely in my vocabulary. I would never say that to anyone, much less my daughter. Ever.”

A source close to Jamie also denied the allegation, adding to the outlet: “Jamie was not there, and not involved. In fact, during this time period, Jamie was not involved in Britney’s business at all.”

For the past 13 years, Britney, 39, has been under a court-mandated guardianship that means Jamie has controlled her medical and financial decisions.

Last year, the legendary pop star filed a petition with Los Angeles Superior Court to removed her dad as the sole conservator over her estate and earlier this month, a judge ruled that he won't have sole control.

Britney proposed a financial institution take place of her father to handle her massive net worth and assets. 

Earlier this month, Judge Brenda J. Penny appointed Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator and despite Britney's petition, Penny chose not to remove Jamie from his role.

Her longtime attorney Ingham, said last year that Britney was “afraid” of Jamie last year and urged the judge to let a professional bank handle her finances. 

Jamie's legal team brought up that “Mr. Spears’ position was made at his daughter’s request," though this occurred back in 2008.

The family patriarch's objection was denied by the judge and he will now have to work with Bessemer Trust as the team creates a budget and investment proposal for Britney's estate together.

Though the financial trust will also have a hand in Jamie's control over his daughter's fortune moving forward, he still remains part of the conservatorship as the #FreeBritney movement rages on.

After the release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary, fan efforts demanding the hit maker's freedom has ramped up globally.

People from all over the world – including stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen and Miley Cyrus – have publicly announced their support to Free Britney.

The film took a deep dive into the pop princess' conservatorship – which was implemented in 2008 after she had a mental health breakdown.

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