I was in New Orleans, and I was so excited. It’s such a cool feeling to hear your own song play on the radio. I still have the same kind of excitement when I hear any of my songs today.
How did you spend the first big check you received?
On a bright white Mercedes convertible.
When was the first time you saw a Britney Spears drag queen?
In New Orleans singing "Slave 4 U." I almost died!
When you were starting out, whose career did you want to mold yours after?
Madonna. No question. She is an amazing entertainer. Besides Madonna, I also admire Sarah Jessica Parker’s career and her shoe collection.
Someone once told me that the "…Baby One More Time" video should be me as a superhero fighting a giant robot monster.
What was the last nightmare you had?
That someone was chasing me.
How would you feel if one of your sons turned out to be gay?
I love my boys no matter what.
Do you listen to your contemporaries’ music?
Yes. I love Gaga and Rihanna. Rihanna’s "S & M" is awesome.
Which song from the last 10 years do you wish you had recorded?
Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.”
What is your ideal way to spend a Sunday?
Playing with my boys, getting some frozen yogurt, working out, and taking a nap.
What is the dumbest, most ridiculous rumor that has been printed about you?
That I was an alien.
What is the rumor that hurt the most?
That I had died in a car accident.
What women (living or dead) could make you think twice about your sexuality?
I only have eyes for men.
Who is your favorite Golden Girl?
Betty White, because she’s so sweet and innocent.
Do you have any phobias?
Flying, because I’m not in control.
The best part of being famous is...
Being able to reach people and hopefully make them happy.
The worst part of being famous is...
Giving up your privacy.
How does the thought of turning 30 later this year make you feel?
I’m excited to be out of my 20s.
How do you feel about plastic surgery?
When it’s time to pull and tuck, I’m sure I will consider it.
I first learned about sex...
When I was 12 years old. From my mom. I was confused and disgusted.
Kissing Madonna was...
You’ve been married twice -- once for only 55 hours. How do you feel about gay marriage?
I think everyone should be treated equally.
Lady Gaga is...
Christina Aguilera is...
Britney Spears is...
No. All of my songs are f–ing amazing.
How is Femme Fatale different from your other albums?
I think Femme Fatale is my most upbeat and mature album yet.
Who are some of the stand out collaborators on Femme Fatale?
I collaborated with Will.I.Am. I am a huge fan of Black Eyed Peas, and I have always wanted to work with him. I also worked with a new up-and-coming artist from the L.A. area named Sabi. She raps on a song I love called "(Drop Dead) Beautiful."
Assuming reincarnation exists, in a previous life I think I was...
Audrey Hepburn, because she was a trend setter.
Assuming reincarnation exists, in my next life I’d life to be...
A bird, so I can fly.
My idea of hell is...
Being on a diet.
My idea of heaven is...
A trip with my kids.
If you hadn’t become a superstar, what career do you think you would have chosen?
I was in seventh grade and it was career day and I remember thinking that I wanted to be an entertainment lawyer. I always knew I would be in this business somehow. I think this path worked out way better.
What album do you consider life-changing?
Natalie Imbruglia’s Left of the Middle.
Which Disney princess do you relate to most and why?
It depends on the day.
What is the best advice you’ve gotten and who was it from?
My mom said when you have a bad day, eat ice cream. That’s the best advice.