Pop diva Britney Spears's entourage stunned management at Miami nightclub MYNT last Sunday (28MAR04) - by demanding they pay her to visit the venue.

The TOXIC singer, 22, and her pals had planned to spend the evening partying in the trendy nightspot following her live Showtime concert.

But when her staff tried to get Mynt's management to pay out a staggering $2,000 (GBP1,111) for her presence, they were swiftly rebuffed.

One stunned club boss says, "We would have been happy to have Britney at the club Sunday evening, and we would have arranged a table and bottle service for her and her guests.

"However, we were uncomfortable with the request for payment. It is not our policy to pay celebrities to come to Mynt as it seems to have become the norm with other Miami nightclubs. We do not even think Britney knows what happened."

Spears and her posse of dancers ended up at PRIVE - the same nightclub that J-LO and Marc Anthony were spotted snuggling at last week (ends26MAR04) - where they partied until 4:30am.

30/03/2004 21:50