Self Esteem discusses recreating “iconic” Britney Spears photo for her NME cover shoot

Rebecca Lucy Taylor – aka Self Esteem – has touched on recreating Britney Spears‘ April 1999 Rolling Stone cover photo for her own NME Big Read cover shoot last year.

NME reports that on Radio 1’s Pop 101, host Scott Mills and Taylor recently discussed the Rolling Stone cover, which showed the pop star at her family home, laying on a pink sheet in her underwear, holding a phone in one hand and clutching a plush Teletubby in the other.

The cover sparked an outcry when it was released, with the American Family Association calling on “God-loving Americans to boycott stores selling Britney’s albums.”

Taylor’s NME shoot also saw her on a pink sheet in her underwear, but with the added remnant of a meal deal around her and a Kermit the Frog plush under her arm. 


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