Photographer Selling Infamous Umbrella From Britney’s 2007 Paparazzi Attack
It’s been ten years since Britney infamously attacked a paparazzo with an umbrella during her very public meltdown in 2007.
And now that very man who felt Brit’s full fury back in the noughties has put the umbrella up for auction online, with it set to go to the highest bidder.
Daniel Ramos was among the many celebrity photographers at a gas station in 2007 waiting to get a snap of Britney after she’d recently shaved her head at a Los Angeles salon.
As her fans will remember, the ‘Baby One More Time’ singer was going through a difficult time following the break up from her ex-hubbie Kevin Federline and the ongoing custody battle for her kids.
The troubled pop star was angry with paparazzi for not giving her any privacy during the difficult time. She attacked Ramos’ SUV, smashing the windows and doors with an umbrella yelling ‘f**k you’ at the cameraman.
Brit dropped the umbrella, quickly got into her Mercedes and sped off away from the scene.
Ramos recently recalled the moment when talking to Broadly, saying,
She knew us already from being out in the streets… We didn’t know [something was wrong]. We were just going on a daily basis until we figured out what was happening at the time was not good. At the Mobil gas station… I told her I was worried about her.
He went on to say,
It was a bad moment in her life. Unfortunately it was captured.
Spears later apologised to the photographer via a statement on her website.
Ramos is now selling off the umbrella and promising to donate at least 50% of the proceedings to a charity of Britney’s choice.
And despite being attacked by the now 35-year-old singer, who spends most of her time performing at her resident show in Las Vegas, it seems Ramos has forgiven Spears for the incident.
She apologised. It wasn’t like I did something bad.
Ten-years on from Britney’s famous mental breakdown, fellow pop diva Katy Perry has been criticised for making a dig at the ‘Toxic’ singer in a recent interview on the Grammys red carpet.
When asked by Ryan Seacrest if she’d enjoyed her time off, Perry replied, ‘Fantastic. And I haven’t shaved my head yet.’
Brit took to social media to fight back against Katy’s comments, sharing a quote from the Bible; ‘Her mouth speaks from that which fills her heart. Luke, 6:45’.