U.S. TV/radio host Carson Daly has voiced his anger after Britney Spears' representatives made a series of "insane" demands ahead of a planned chat with the pop star, insisting he is "shocked" she is not allowed to "do a normal interview".
The Toxic hitmaker is currently promoting her new album, Femme Fatale, and she was scheduled to sit down for a talk with Carson on 97.1 Amp Radio this week (beg28Mar11).
Carson has now revealed Spears' managers demanded the interview be pre-recorded and submitted for their approval - and he's taken to the internet to fume about the move, insisting the singer's reps are being overly-protective.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, he writes, "I was jst (just) told my Britney Spears interview tomm (tomorrow) on Amp Radio Must b (sic) pre-recorded & submitted 4 (sic) approval by Her mgmt (management) b4 (before) it can air! F (f**k) that!...
"(Interviews are) never that restricted. Even when I interviewed Michael Jackson, it wasn't anything like this... it's really insane...
"Jst (just) shocked her mgmt (management) won't let her do a normal interview. She probly (sic) doesn't even know...
"I've known and supported her since she was 15. This has nothing to do w (with) her. Just her ppl (people)."
The news comes just days after Spears postponed a rare TV interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, putting the scrapped appearance down to "scheduling conflicts".