Britney Spears is setting pretty in her new chair as a judge on Simon Cowell’s X Factor, and she evidently wasn’t afraid to give her stamp of approval as a familiar face came out to her on the show.
On Sunday in San Francisco, Britney was auditioning contestants for the show when Don Phillip took the stage.
The Advocate reports that Britney told the other judges she knew Don and said the two did a duet on her Baby, One More Time album called “I Will Still Love You.”
Evidently, Phillip got emotional when he saw Britney and blurted out, “I’m gay,” as he cryed on stage. “At the time I didn’t think I was worthy,” he explained. “I didn’t think you thought it was OK that I am gay.”
Keeping her cool, Britney assured Don that she didn’t care whether or not he was gay and attempted to comfort him.
When he got home, Don Phillip posted this to his Facebook page:
“Tonight i might have sealed my music career fate according to a certain music mogul. I tryed to just be real and instead it totally got turned around on me. . Perhaps this was not the place for me to reveal my very soul and obstacles of my past. Certainly not the place for a reunion … I promise I only had good intentions in mind.. There is one problem my good intentioned comments and revelation were refereed by two pompass arrogant men. My voice froze i started to sing when I was told to but I could not recover from what felt like a really hardcore interogation. I guess I am not as tough skinned as I thought….Wait it gets worse.. when I looked into the very eyes of my old label mate and saw she to was sad.I knew the whole situation was spinning out of control.. my heart broke.. I am numb”
Philip later wrote, “maybe simon will give me a second chance.. i was so exhausted could not sleep night before..and so scared to face britney thinking what to say.. Also i had been carrying this heavy burden..and i wanted to just let it out..so all day it was brewing..and 4 hours of interviews..left my voice done.. Simon give me another shot..like the past xfactor winner.. i can do it”
The X Factor airs later this year on Fox.