Britney Spears Passes on Netanyahu Meeting After Getting Mobbed at Kotel

Spears' people are reportedly furious with Prime Minister's Office, saying that the meeting was never confirmed. Pop star will meet pediatric cancer patients on Monday instead

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American pop icon Britney Spears reportedly skipped a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled on Sunday evening after a raucous visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Excited fans mobbed Spears, including jumping on her, during her visit to the Western Wall, Ynet reported, ahead of her concert slated for Monday evening at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv.

According to Ynet, Spears' entourage was furious at the reports and said the meeting with Netanyahu had never been confirmed. They accused the Prime Minister's Office of issuing a statement that erroneously claimed Spears had cancelled the meeting.

In response, the Prime Minister's Office said the meeting was indeed never confirmed, but also denied issuing a statement saying that Spears had cancelled the meeting.

The meeting with Netanyahu was supposed to include pediatric cancer patients. Ynet reported that Spears would meet with the sick children on Monday before her concert, citing those in Spear’s inner circle.

Monday’s concert is part of Spears’ summer Asian tour promoting her album “Glory,” which was released last year. It is her first tour outside the U.S. since 2011 and her first-ever time in Israel.

Spears, 35, has sold more than 240 million albums, DVDs and singles since her debut in 1999.

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