Footage reveals Britney Spears accidentally striking herself amidst interaction with Victor Wembanyama

by Chloe Baker
Spears-Wembanyama Incident

No legal charges are forthcoming after a brief investigation into a dispute involving renowned pop artist Britney Spears, Victor Wembanyama, the newcomer to San Antonio Spurs, and one of his security team. The Las Vegas police announced on Friday that Spears accidentally “struck herself in the face.”

Spears claimed a security officer hit her as she tried to approach Wembanyama at a restaurant within a Las Vegas casino complex on Wednesday night. Wembanyama reported that someone, later identified as Spears, had grabbed him unexpectedly from behind.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Spears actually hit herself when someone moved her hand away as she attempted to touch Wembanyama, the number one draft pick.

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Following the investigation that has now concluded, the police affirmed that the security guard did not intentionally or unlawfully exert force or violence towards Spears. The incident did not lead to any arrests or citations, according to the report.

The report stated that surveillance footage of the event “showed Britney attempting to touch the Spurs player on the shoulder. When she made contact, someone (name redacted) moved her hand away from the player without looking, causing Britney’s hand to strike her own face.”

After the incident outside the restaurant, Spears filed a police report accusing battery. She posted an Instagram reaction on Friday, saying, “Either way I’m still a huge fan of the NBA player … it’s not his fault his security hit me.”

Wembanyama was due to make his NBA Summer League debut with the Spurs in Las Vegas on Friday night. The 7’3″ French teenager, last month’s number one NBA draft pick, joins the league amid as much fanfare as LeBron James in 2003.

The confrontation took place on Wednesday night. Spears said she recognized Wembanyama from another hotel earlier in the evening and upon spotting him again at a restaurant in the Aria Resort & Casino, she “decided to congratulate him on his success.”

On Thursday, Spears said, “His security then slapped me in the face without looking back, nearly knocking me down and causing my glasses to fall off.”

Security guards for both the Spurs and Spears, who agree that pushing a hand off someone’s shoulder is standard procedure, were interviewed by the police. Spears’ security team reported that she also apologized after the Spurs’ security guard spoke with her and apologized, as mentioned in the police report.

Spears’ Los Angeles lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, was yet to respond to calls and emails about the police report on Friday.

Spears referred to the incident as “super embarrassing” in posts on Twitter and Instagram on Thursday. She refuted the idea of grabbing Wembanyama, stating she simply “tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.” She also expressed hope for an apology from the team or the involved security guard.

Wembanyama gave a differing account. He stated that he was advised not to stop for anyone as he entered the restaurant to prevent causing a commotion. A person was heard yelling “sir, sir” at him, and that individual “grabbed me from behind,” he explained.

It was several hours later that he discovered the individual was Spears. He said he never saw her because he never turned around.

Contributions to this report came from Big Big News journalists Ken Ritter and Rio Yamat in Las Vegas.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Britney Spears Victor Wembanyama incident

What was the incident involving Britney Spears and Victor Wembanyama about?

The incident occurred at a Las Vegas casino complex where Britney Spears tried to approach NBA rookie Victor Wembanyama to congratulate him on his success. She claims a security guard struck her as she tried to approach, but surveillance footage showed that Spears inadvertently hit herself in the face when her hand was pushed away as she tried to tap Wembanyama on the shoulder.

Was anyone charged in this incident involving Britney Spears and Victor Wembanyama?

No, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department determined after an investigation that no willful or unlawful force was used against Spears. Consequently, no legal charges were filed, no arrests were made, and no citations were given.

Did Britney Spears accuse anyone following the incident?

Yes, after the incident, Britney Spears filed a police report alleging battery. She claimed a security guard hit her as she tried to approach Wembanyama.

What was Victor Wembanyama’s response to the incident?

Victor Wembanyama stated that security advised him not to stop for anyone as he walked into the restaurant. He was unaware of the incident until hours later and said that he never saw Spears because he didn’t turn around.

How did Britney Spears react after the incident?

Britney Spears posted a reaction on Instagram expressing that she’s still a fan of Wembanyama and doesn’t blame him for the incident. She also said in social media posts that the incident was “super embarrassing” and she hoped for an apology from the team or the security guard involved.

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SpursForever July 8, 2023 - 5:19 am

It’s a tough situation, Wembanyama’s a rising star, security’s just doing their job. accidents happen i guess.

PopStarzFan July 8, 2023 - 12:46 pm

wait she hit herself in the face?? Thats gota hurt! hope she’s okay now.

BBallFanatic July 8, 2023 - 12:51 pm

lol, the NBA getting crazy. Poor Britney though, seems like a misunderstanding.

LasVegasLocal July 8, 2023 - 1:30 pm

This is why i dont go to the strip anymore, always some drama going down.

JustPassingBy July 8, 2023 - 4:47 pm

Who tries to grab someone from behind anyway? Not saying it’s Brit’s fault but still kinda weird.

JamieLvr83 July 8, 2023 - 11:38 pm

So what, britney just wanted to say hi, security needs to chill.


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