Britney Spears wants everyone to know she’s not a little girl anymore.
That’s the message in her third album, due out Nov. 6, and her live concert special from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas airing Nov. 18 on HBO.
“I really want this to be shocking and edgier,” Spears said Friday at the Television Critics Association summer gathering. “This show will be an event. It’s going to be to the next level as far as stunts.”
The show will include Spears in a duet with her idol Cher on “The Beat Goes On,” the old Sonny and Cher hit.
“I want to do things that people have never seen before,” said Spears, 19, wearing a clingy purple mini dress. “I don’t want to be considered a role model.”
Spears has mentioned in magazine articles that she enjoys an occasional drink, even though she is under the legal age of 21.
“I like to celebrate when something comes up,” she said, “but I do everything with balance. One drink here or one drink there is fine. I’m growing up, I’m not a little girl anymore. But I never overdo anything. I can’t afford to do that.”