Britney Spears shares sketch of Birmingham's Bullring as Brummies say 'I can't believe this'

Pop star Britney Spears has inexplicably shared a pen and ink sketch of the Birmingham city centre skyline with her 42.2 million followers on Instagram. The Oops... I Did It Again singer uploaded the illustration to her social media page in the early hours of this morning.

The drawing shows St Martin's church in the foreground with the iconic 'bubbles' of the Bullring in the background. Such a stark contrast between the old and the new has become an iconic image of Birmingham and there are few other sights in the world that it could be confused with.

It's unknown whether Britney has any connection to Birmingham, whether she based the drawing off a photograph or if she's been to town to draw it in real life. It's much more likely the former, given only yesterday she was posting that she'd been on a 'wild' trip to Las Vegas.

Britney Spears when she performed in Birmingham at the NIA in May 2004
Britney Spears when she performed in Birmingham at the NIA in May 2004 -Credit:Mirrorpix

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Britney has the comments turned off on her Instagram posts but some 15,000 people have 'liked' the Birmingham picture. Britney captioned it: "Just a pen and a church."

The Bullring shared a screenshot of Britney's post saying: "Well this looks very familiar. Even Britney Spears is admiring our amazing building and city!"

Brummies commented on the Bullring's Instagram page, with Rose Gallagher saying: "I can't believe this." Another comment reads: "No way, she's very talented."

Britney Spears visited Birmingham in 2018 with the star performing at the then Genting Arena following her four year residency in Las Vegas. Her 25 song set covered her entire music career.

Does Britney have an affinity to the city that we don't know about? It's got us thinking about all of the different Brummie spins she could give to her pop songs, from Hit Me Babby One More Time to (Paradise) Circus and Harborne To Make You Happy.