Pop superstar Britney Spears has admitted getting high on marijuana.

The 21-year-old singer confessed to American talk show host Diane Sawyer she had "got high" off the drug - but insists her career is too important to her to mess with hard drugs.

Britney said, "I have been around people and have got high off marijuana.

"That is enough for me. I can't do that. I don't do that. I never did cocaine. I have experimented in partying but not that. I could never do something like that.

"In this industry, there are people who are around you 24/7, so you have to learn who you hang around with."

16/11/2003 10:16