Actor and dancer Columbus Short recently doubled down on claims he made in his 2020 autobiography, Short Stories, alleging to have slept with Britney Spears while working as her backup dancer in 2003.

Short said the fling ended after he overheard her parents call him the N-word. In the wake of The New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears, Short elaborated on the short-lived fling during an interview with Inside Hollywood. He said he wasn’t surprised by Spears’ parents’ alleged remarks because of their southern roots but it did serve as a reminder of where he stood with the family.