Singer Britney Spears arrival in Israel has caused a commotion. It’s the pop star’s first visit to the country and a tour of the holy sites in Jerusalem on July 2 was described by Israeli news outlets as a veritable mob scene, reports variety.com.
While Spears’s security detail was substantial, the Western Wall is mainly accessible by foot. This presented a challenge for the singer and her team as they made their way through mobs of fans, press and onlookers. Spears was there to perform at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park on Monday.
There has also been some chaos concerning a possible meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to Ynet, Spears cancelled a supposed visit, but it has also been reported that the meeting was never confirmed, something that the PM’s office seemed to acknowledge. Ahead of the concert, Spears will visit pediatric cancer patients.
The concert was reportedly more about dancing than singing, but fans still had a great time. She was recently accused of lip syncing her songs at a concert which seriously offended her. Fans have said it was difficult to recognise whether she was singing live or music was being piped in the Israel gig. She sang her hit numbers “Toxic”, “Shalom”, “Work Bitch”, “Slave 4 U”, “Circus” and her latest EDM track, “Make Me”. More than 55,000 fans were present for the concert even though temperatures were soaring to 28 degrees Celsius.