On the eve of the release of her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, OUT Magazine fired Britney a slew of questions ranging from the candid to the ridiculous to find out a little bit more about the woman the world is mistakenly convinced it already has all figured out.When you were starting out, whose career did you want to mold yours after?

Madonna. No question. She is an amazing entertainer. Besides Madonna, I also admire Sarah Jessica Parker’s career and her shoe collection.

How is Femme Fatale different from your other albums?
I think Femme Fatale is my most upbeat and mature album yet.

Who are some of the stand out collaborators on Femme Fatale?
I collaborated with Will.I.Am. I am a huge fan of Black Eyed Peas, and I have always wanted to work with him. I also worked with a new up-and-coming artist from the L.A. area named Sabi. She raps on a song I love called “(Drop Dead) Beautiful.”
Assuming reincarnation exists, in a previous life I think I was…
Audrey Hepburn, because she was a trend setter.

My idea of hell is…
Being on a diet.

My idea of heaven is…
A trip with my kids.

If you hadn’t become a superstar, what career do you think you would have chosen?
I was in seventh grade and it was career day and I remember thinking that I wanted to be an entertainment lawyer. I always knew I would be in this business somehow. I think this path worked out way better. What album do you consider life-changing?
Natalie Imbruglia’s Left of the Middle.

What was the last nightmare you had?
That someone was chasing me.

Do you listen to your contemporaries music?
Yes. I love Gaga and Rihanna. Rihanna’s “S&M” is awesome.

Which song from the last 10 years do you wish you had recorded?
Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.

What is your ideal way to spend a Sunday?
Playing with my boys, getting some frozen yogurt, working out, and taking a nap.

The best part of being famous is…
Being able to reach people and hopefully make them happy.

The worst part of being famous is…
Giving up your privacy.

How do you feel about plastic surgery?
When it’s time to pull and tuck, I’m sure I will consider it.

I first learned about sex…
When I was 12 years old. From my mom. I was confused and disgusted.

Kissing Madonna was…

Lady Gaga is…

Christina Aguilera is…
Truly talented.

Britney Spears is…
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