Pop beauty Britney Spears has reacted angrily to a scathing remark by the wife of an American politician, who announced she would shoot the OOPS!..I DID IT AGAIN singer given the chance.

Britney, 21, is furious that Maryland Governor's wife KENDEL EHRLICH told a crowd of mothers recently, "If I had an opportunity to shoot Britney Spears, I think I would."

Ehrlich was responding to the provocative incident at this year's (03) MTV VMA AWARDS where Britney performed a raunchy kiss with pop veteran Madonna.

But Britney has hit out at Ehrlich's reaction, saying, "Why? Why are they mad at me? My family, we walked around the house naked. By the time I was 13, my dad was like, 'Uh, Britney, it's time to start covering yourself up.' I'm very free like that."

27/10/2003 21:17