Singer Britney Spears’ arrival in Israel has caused a commotion. It’s the pop star’s first visit to the country and a tour of the holy sites in Jerusalem on July 2 was described by Israeli news outlets as a veritable mob scene, reports variety.com.
While Spears’s security detail was substantial, the Western Wall is mainly accessible by foot. This presented a challenge for the singer and her team as they made their way through mobs of fans, press and onlookers.
Spears is scheduled to perform at Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park on Monday.
There has also been some chaos concerning a possible meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to Ynet, Spears cancelled a supposed visit, but it has also been reported that the meeting was never confirmed, something that the PM’s office seemed to acknowledge.
Ahead of the concert, Spears will visit pediatric cancer patients.
Prior to Israel, Spears had spent the last few weeks performing in Asia as part of her ‘Britney: Live in Concert tour’.