Britney Spears has denied brokering a deal with the paparazzi to take pictures of her on holiday in Mexico.
The Toxic hitmaker has been accused of deliberately posing for photographers during a recent break in Cabo San Lucas - and taking a cut of the sale price.
According to New York gossip column PageSix, a photograph of her wearing a white bikini and swimming with dolphins was "set up by her camp".
But a spokesman for Spears has refuted the allegations.
The representative says, "If someone is trying to sell photos of Britney in Cabo, they're doing so without her knowledge or permission."