Sexy superstar Britney Spears is fond of the sexy photos taken of her by DAVID LaCHAPELLE for ROLLING STONE magazine - but insists the legendary snapper tricked her into it.

The Boys beauty was just 16 when LaChapelle snapped her in her bedroom surrounded by dolls, and the finished product shocked readers around the world.

But Britney - who is now proud of the images - insists she had no idea they would turn out to be so saucy.

She says, "He came in and did the photos and totally tricked me. They were really cool but I didn't really know what the hell I was doing. And, to be totally honest with you, at the time I was 16, so I really didn't.

"I was back in my bedroom, and I had my little sweater on and he was like, 'Undo your sweater a little bit more.' The whole thing was about me being into dolls and in my naive mind I was like, 'Here are my dolls!'

"And now I look back and I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, what the hell?' But he did a very good job of portraying me in that way. It certainly wasn't peaches and cream."

02/10/2003 17:13