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Britney Spears says the San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama is simply wrong when he says she “grabbed” him from behind and insists it was simply a friendly tap.

Britney says, “I recognized an athlete in my hotel lobby as I was heading to dinner. I later went to a restaurant at a different hotel and saw him again.”

She goes on to describe the encounter, “I decided to approach him and congratulate him on his success.  It was really loud, so I tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.”

Now the dispute, “I am aware the players statement where he mentions ‘I grabbed him from behind’ but I simply tapped him on the shoulder.”

As for the slap, she says, “His security then back handed me in the face without looking back, in front of the crowd. Nearly knocking me down and causing my glasses off my face.”