Kevin Hart Learned Some Things About Fame From Britney Spears’ 2007 Meltdown

He’s got Britney’s back! Kevin Hart empathized with Britney Spears during a SiriusXM Town Hall chat with Kenan Thompson on Wednesday, October 12.

While the comedic duo were discussing how to handle fame and what it’s like to be bombarded by fans, Hart explained what he learned from the “Toxic” singer’s meltdown. “Fame is false,” the 37-year-old actor said. “This s–t ain’t real. It can be snatched from you. Look at how many stars they build up to beat down. Look at Britney Spears when she was the hottest thing ever. Then Britney went through a meltdown and everybody is like, ‘Well, we don’t know about this f–king chick here.’ Then she got back again and everybody was like, ‘We love you, Britney!’ It was like, ‘What?!’ You’re f–king all over the place, people.” 

Kevin Hart and Britney Spears
Kevin Hart and Britney Spears Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Todd Williamson/Getty Images for dcp

Hart has had a huge year thanks to multiple box office hits and sold-out tour dates, but he knows how precarious it can be at the top. “That’s what the world is about. We want to build you up, but man, this s–t is going to be funny when you fall down,” he said. “[Britney] shaved her head, goddamn! You can’t allow yourself to be put in that position. You’re not going to see me go crazy. I’ll tell you that right now. Y’all can kiss my ass if you think I’m going to go crazy.”

The Ride Along actor said his strategy is to separate work from family time. “If you come up to take a picture of me and I’m with my kids, I’m gonna politely tell you, ‘Hey, man, I appreciate your support, but I’m on daddy time right now,'” he said. “As a person, you should understand that.”

Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart

The funnyman shares two children, Heaven, 11, and Hendrix, 8, with his ex-wife, Torrei Hart. Earlier this year, the Central Intelligence star married Eniko Parrish after being together more than seven years. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Santa Barbara, with Hendrix serving as the best man.

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