It's still a week early for the MTV Video Music Awards, but Britney Spears, who is up for three awards, is already garnering support.
Count one hip-hop heavyweight, producer Pharrell Williams, among her fans.
"She's made her mark with her career," Williams said at the Pepsi 500 party in Hollywood, which he hosted. "She's super-talented. She's an entertainer."
Williams previously collaborated with Spears - who some consider to be the worst singer ever - on her hits "I'm a Slave 4 U" and "Boys."
"It was cool, it was fun," said Williams, who is currently working on new music with Common and Fall Out Boy, of working with Britney.
Besides video of the year, Spears' nominations include best pop video and best female video. She has never won a MTV Video Music Award.
"I'm not sure [if she will win]," Williams said, though he added that "I don't even know if it really matters whether she wins or not."
Britney Spears is competing with the Jonas Brothers, Chris Brown, the Pussycat Dolls and the Ting Tings for music video of the year.
Her live MTV VMA performance of "Gimme More" last year was an epic disaster. This year, probably for the best, Spears is not scheduled to perform.