Britney Spears Gets Her Diva On, Delays Flight

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Britney Spears sparked outrage with fellow passengers on a packed plane after she demanded to get off the jet minutes before take off ... because the seats were not leather.

The 25-year-old singer jumped up and told a stunned cabin crew she couldn't make the four-hour flight from Los Angeles to Florida.

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The captain was left with no choice but to delay the United Airlines flight 272 to Orlando on Friday for almost an hour so the cabin doors could be re-opened while Britney disembarked.

Passengers were furious that Jayden James' diva mama left it until shortly before take-off before deciding her accommodations were not up to snuff.

Angry passenger Tony Sanchez said:

"It was quite astonishing. The doors had been closed for 10 minutes, everyone was strapped in and the plane was about to taxi to the runway when Britney Spears got up and said she had to get off.

"She just said ‘I don't want to fly on this plane. It hasn't got leather seats.' "I heard everything but most people were left wondering what was going on, so the captain was forced to make an apology to all the other passengers over the [loudspeaker].

"He said a passenger wanted to get off so he had to respect their wishes. He didn't say it was Britney Spears but I guess he couldn't really.

"Some people were getting really annoyed because of the delay.

"Eventually the walk-on tunnel was brought back, the doors re-opened and Britney and her entourage - another girl (possibly her cousin Allie) and two men - all got off.

"Then there was a further delay because their bags had to be found and taken off too. It was a fiasco but she didn't seem to care about anything except getting off that plane. All the passengers were furious."

Sanchez even captured the moment Britney left the plane on his video camera.

"It's not something you see every day," he added.

The ex-Mrs. Kevin Federline, wearing a white top, jeans and blue shoes, was heard saying she would charter a private jet to fly her to Orlando, where she was due to perform the latest in a series of small live "concerts."

Maybe she was tired from a long night of clubbing. In any case, tickets for the show at the House of Blues sold out within five minutes of going on sale. One can only wonder why.

As the "secret" comeback mini-tour rolled into Orlando, Fla., Brit's lip-synching was even more exposed as a backing track faltered, leaving Spears in the lurch.

According to witnesses, Britney had to turn her head away from the audience when the music for a medley of older hits started skipping - making it more obvious she wasn't singing.

MTV UK says that the mishap repeated itself four more times during the concert. Still, the audience ate up the 14-minute "set" at the House of Blues Orlando (see picture of Britney, sporting new hair extensions, performing below), and reviews from concertgoers were more good than bad.

Then again, Lindsay Lohan went to one of the previous shows, so that tells you a thing or 20 about the relative intelligence level of the audience.

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