The thing about being a celebrity fotog is that you can dip your pen in the company fountain and still show up for work the next day and everything’s business as usual.
The paparazzo turned boy-toy that Britney Spears plucked from her caravan of lurking photographers last weekend says he makes as much as $200,000 a year off of the pop wreck by staying on her tail 20 hours-a-day, 7 days a week — and he’s sticking with his day job.
“I think she’s awesome,” Brit’s one-night stand, Adnan Ghalib, told 20/20 in his first sitdown interview which aired last night.
“I think she’s a great person…It’s unfortunate that she’s the way she is, because of the people she surrounds herself with.”
When the reporter asked whether her life would improve if the 30-cars of stalking shutterbugs left her alone, the freelancer admitted he’d “be lying if I said no.”
“She’s so unpredictable…she is lucrative in that sense,” he rationalized.
Case in point: “We’d been out driving for about six hours. And I just stuck with her the whole time. She had paid for some cigarettes, went back in, picked up a lighter and said, I stole a lighter. I couldn’t believe it…Ball park, that 40-second clip could run about $40,000…
“I mean, if we’re not there, who’s going to pump her gas? Just yesterday she asked me to escort her home,” said the married videographer of their budding relationship.
Last week, PageSix.com exclusively revealed the behind the scene hour-by-hour of their overnight 5-star hideaway where Britney rambled for hours about her troubled life.
“Maybe the only friends she’s going to have that treat her with the respect that she deserves are going to be the photographers that work her 24 hours a day. It’s going to have to be us…I think we are her friends now. Until she tells us to go away.”
Source: Page Six
How deluded is he? Friends?