Rolling Stone Close Read: 1999
Here is the full text of the 1999 Rolling Stone cover story by Steven Daly.
In addition to the photo above, the magazine spread included these images shot by David LaChapelle:
Here’s a quote from David LaChapelle talking about the shoot years later.
Here’s a video of flipping through a hard copy of the magazine if you want to check out the layout.
Part of the controversy was not just what Britney was wearing on the cover, but that she was holding Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubby who was rumored to be gay.
Here is more about the behind the scenes of the BOMT video, which we mention in this episode.
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