Britney's Final Comment on the Kiss-Off
09/05/2003 AT 12:40 PM EDT
Speaking to reporters before her performance at the National Football League's kickoff party (the concert took place on the Washington, D.C., National Mall Thursday prior to the Redskins-New York Jets game at FedEx Field), the pop princess said: "I haven't kissed anybody in a while so I think she'll make do for a while. It was cool," PEOPLE reports.
Spears claims to have been caught unawares of the ruckus caused by the open-mouthed kiss (another was planted by Madonna on Christina Aguilera). "I left the states after that happened and I went to London and it was everywhere. I just didn't realize news traveled that fast," she said.
Chewing a wad of gum, Spears, 21, showed off the glittering oversized "B" diamond pendant necklace, reportedly worth $12,000, that she received from Madonna backstage at the VMAs. "She has one that says 'M,' " Britney gushed.
The tanned and trim Britney sported a short blonde bob streaked in red (interpreted by some as a nod to the burgundy-and-gold Washington Redskins, though she claimed to be rooting for both teams) as she set the record straight on the mysterious bandage-like object on her foot last weekend. At least one British paper speculated that she had suffered a foot injury.
"Actually my feet were cold and I was wearing flip flops," she explained. "So I cut the toe out (of a sock) and it looked like a cast. But it's not. So my foot really wasn't hurt."
The Redskins beat the Jets, 16-13.