Pop princess BRITNEY SPEARS snubbed rock legend Bono after a gig in Ireland last week (ends4JUN04), by refusing to meet his kids.

The U2 frontman took his four children to Britney's sell-out concert in Dublin and they were desperate to meet the star backstage.

But an insider tells British newspaper the DAILY MIRROR, "Britney was having none of it. She just point-blank refused to meet them and they were very disappointed.

"She made some excuse about being too tired. It's ridiculous if she thinks she's too important to meet the offspring of a legend like Bono."

However the singer was less evasive to some special guests - according to sources she welcomed former lover Colin Farrell and his pals backstage with open arms.

The insider adds, "Some of Farrell's neighbours were there with their children and Britney had them ushered straight inside."

09/06/2004 02:53