Britney's Shape Magazine Full Scans! Talks about Album 8: "More hip-hop than pop this time around."

On making her own decisions because that’s her prerogative…

Since I was a little girl, being active and taking care of myself has been a part of who I am. So when I’ve been heavier or I haven’t met my own standards, it’s been a personal choice to get back in shape — not because of anyone else’s opinions.

On time-traveling speed backwards on the treadmill to achieve dat ass…

My favorite way to tone my butt is going in reverse on the treadmill and the elliptical. It targets those muscles that are often overlooked. Yeah, that’s my big secret: Do everything backwards!

On her upcoming residency in Vegas…

Take one look at Britney Spears and it’s clear she’s never been in better shape. “I’m working out really hard for my upcoming shows in Vegas,” the singer says of her two-year engagement at Planet Hollywood, which should open by fall. “The performances won’t be special—they’ll be a massive party from start to finish. And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed.”

“I’m excited because the shows will have state-of-the-art technology and be really cutting-edge. But a big part of my decision to do this was my boys. When they’re not with me in Nevada, I can hop on a plane and be with them in Los Angeles in 45 minutes.”

On Album 8, also known as Blackout 2.0: It Gets Urbaner

She recorded the single “Ooh La La” for this summer’s family comedy The Smurfs 2, and is currently in the studio working on her eighth CD. While a release date hasn’t been scheduled, the word from Britney is that “the record is definitely going to be more hip-hop than pop this time around.”

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