Following her encounter with Victor Wembanyama's security, Britney Spears requests an apology.

Following her encounter with Victor Wembanyama’s security, Britney Spears requests an apology.

After claiming that she was punched in the face outside a Las Vegas restaurant by a member of a famous NBA player’s security detail as she attempted to meet Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs, singer Britney Spears begged for an apology on Thursday.

Spears did not specifically mention Wembanyama in her tweet about the meeting, but she did make reference to the player’s public remarks to reporters earlier in the day. Spears, 41, said that on Wednesday night she had seen “an athlete” at two separate hotels and “decided to approach him and congratulate him on his success” at the second, which was in front of a restaurant. Spears said that when she touched his shoulder, one of his security personnel “back handed me in the face,” breaking her glasses and almost sending her to the ground.

Spears said that she has yet to get an apology from the athlete, his entourage, or his team. Wembanyama, 19, was selected first overall in last month’s NBA draught. He is anticipated to participate in the NBA summer league, which begins on Friday in Las Vegas.

On Thursday, many efforts for comment from the Spurs went unanswered. An email seeking comment from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received no response. The person who answered the phone at the department’s public records office said that they were unable to comment on a particular case and that a response to a records request may take between three and five days.

The Las Vegas police confirmed in comments to several news organisations, including Variety and People, that about 11 p.m. on Wednesday, “officers responded to a property in the 3700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard regarding a battery investigation,” but that no arrests or citations had been issued. TMZ broke the news of the incident on Thursday morning. Spears’ attorney, Mathew S. Rosengart, refused to comment more after Spears’ remark and stated the Las Vegas police were conducting an investigation.

Wembanyama provided a different account of what happened earlier on Thursday, before Spears’ tweet, when speaking with reporters in Las Vegas. Although he claimed that “there was one person calling me,” Spurs security had instructed him not to stop because doing so may have attracted a mob. He continued by claiming that someone had “grabbed me from behind, not on my shoulder.”

Wembanyama stated, “I don’t know with how much force, but security pushed her away,” adding that he did not recognise the lady as Spears until many hours later. I continued on my way without stopping to look, so I could have a lovely supper.

According to Spears, she was “not prepared for what happened” and that it would be “super embarrassing” to talk about it in public.

But she said, “I think it’s important to share this story and to encourage people in the public to set an example and treat all people with respect.”

With a height of almost 7 feet, Wembanyama is one of the most highly anticipated NBA prospects in recent memory. With the French professional squad Metropolitans 92, he had a season-high average of almost 20 points and 10 rebounds per game.

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