Britney Spears Rejects ‘Bachelorette’ Star DeMario Jackson in 2008 Clip! (VIDEO)
Still, there’s no denying the 30-year-old Cali hunk is drawn to the spotlight, and a recently-recovered 2008 video proves just that!
Did we mention the paparazzi clip involves none other than Britney Spears?!
The footage resurfaced over the weekend, courtesy of some internet sleuths, and shows the now-reality star making a play for the pop heavyweight just one year after her infamous breakdown.
Let’s just say, it doesn’t go entirely well for the then-23-year-old.
In the 9-year-old clip, we learn that DeMario — who was listed as an “executive recruiter” on Bachelorette — considered himself an "up-and-coming actor” at the time.
The clip kicks off with Brit getting into her car, as DeMario’s voice shouts that she needs “a black dude” in her life.
Surprisingly, she handles this comment pretty well.
The “Slumber Party” songstress laughs at his suggestion, responding, “I like black dudes, you guys are cool.”
That’s enough to fuel DeMario’s fire more, as he shouts, “Take down my number — I’m dead serious!”
She sweetly asks him his name, and the camera pans to a very thin and young DeMario, rocking a tracksuit, flat-brimmed cap, and a bag with an unopened bottle of liquor.
“My name is DeMario Jackson, I’m an up-and-coming actor,” he states. “I want to be like you. I want everybody to see me on TV.”
Looks like he got his wish!
Still, he had more to say.
“Hey, you’re dope,” he continues. “My mom loves you.”
The consummate self-promoter repeats his name and his MySpace URL, proving just how long ago this was filmed.
It seems like he might have a chance at one point when Brit obliges him with a hug.
However, when he follows that up by once again pushing her to take down his number, she shakes his hand and turns around making an “awkward” face. Eek!
“Bye y’all!” she says as she gets into her car.
Watch the entire (totally cringeworthy) clip below!
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