Troubled pop princess Britney Spears' minders hurled abuse at photographers after they snapped the singer crying outside a London hotel at the weekend (1-2MAY04).

The TOXIC hitmaker returned to her hotel in the British capital in tears at 3am after performing in Manchester, north England.

As paparazzi rushed to photograph the delicate pop babe, her bodyguards tried to stop the snappers from getting close to Spears, and one allegedly shouted, "F**k you, you faggot."

Spears's weekend woes are the latest in a string of public breakdowns. According to reports, friends and family are concerned about her emotional health.

Earlier in her British tour, Spears' received a lecture from 'N Sync hunk JC CHASEZ - who is warming up her UK gigs - who criticised her for her infamous Las Vegas wedding in January (04).

A friend tells British tabloid the DAILY STAR, "She's on a roller coaster of highs and lows at the moment and when she's low, she's very low.

"She was really upset by JC's words. They were very hurtful, especially since she's given him his first big, solo break as her support act on this tour."

03/05/2004 13:56