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Britney Spears by David LaChapelle | RS 810, April 15, 1999

Britney was just 17 when she posed for her first cover, but she was already game to take risks. “I said to her, ‘You don’t want to be buttoned up,’” David LaChapelle said in 2006. Spears invited LaChapelle to her bedroom in Kentwood, Louisiana. At one point, her manager, Larry Rudolph, walked in and saw her posing in her bra. “Britney said, ‘Yeah, I don’t feel comfortable,’” said the photographer. “At first I felt betrayed. But as soon as Larry walked out, Britney said, ‘Lock the door,’ and unbuttoned her shirt wide open.” Years later, Spears was happy with the result. “Holy Roller religious people made such a big deal about that photo,” she said in 2006. “I thought [it] was a good representation of who I really am.”

Rolling Stone
(November 2, 2017)