18 March 2002
Britney is teaming up with soccer player David Beckham for the forthcoming world cup Pepsi ad.
The ad features Britney sporting a specially designed Pepsi football kit. The singer, who last year signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with soft drinks giant Pepsi, will don the outfit for the special commercial which will be broadcast before the last game of the tournament. Earlier this year, Britney featured in a collection of Pepsi ads that were screened throughout the US Super Bowl.
Following claims that the singer has split from 'N Sync boyfriend Justin Timberlake (which Britney adamently denies), Britney's mother, Lynne Spears, decided to voice her opinion. She played down reports of the break up and on Britney's official site, Lynne writes: "According to them, one week Britney is dating the Prince of Wales, the next week she's engaged to Justin and this week the rumour mill has her and Justin broken up. These reporters need to be more consistent".