Spears tried to sign Jojo

Britney Spears had an ear for real talent even when she was just starting out - she almost signed up American teen pop sensation Jojo when the newcomer was only eight years old.

Britney Spears had an ear for real talent even when she was just starting out - she almost signed up American teen pop sensation Jojo when the newcomer was only eight years old.

Jojo met Spears backstage at a concert in the months after the 1999 release of her debut single …Baby One More Time, and impressed the then-teenage Spears with her talents.

The Leave (Get Out) singer recalls: "I went backstage at a concert she was doing and her lawyer called me up and offered me a production deal with a company that she was starting."

Jojo had to turn her idol down because she felt too young to sign a contract - but she knew Spears was destined for greatness.

She adds: "She was definitely a rising star... She had that thing about her, I guess."

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