Scandal-loving singer Britney Spears has blasted American tabloid The Star for publishing a series of unflattering articles about her wild partying and "printing things I never said."

The TOXIC pop star, 22, has had many angry discussions with the magazine and doesn't understand why taking a vacation is turned into a "wild drinking binge."

Spears says, "That magazine had done a bunch of really bad articles about me. There was nothing I could do about it, but either we were going to sue them or they were going to do something more positive and real and say something so I wouldn't sue them.

"They were like, 'OK, we'll be nice and we won't write any more bad articles. We're gonna write something positive'. They asked for a quote about going out and stuff.

"Then they printed some stuff I never said. So that publicist is fired now. He said I regret partying and other things I never said. I got on the phone and I was like, 'What the hell?' He put words in my mouth and I was like, 'I don't even know you!'"

24/02/2004 17:27