After recently launching a children’s cancer center in Las Vegas, Britney Spears is giving back to the local community again. This time, the Grammy-winning songstress is helping out Las Vegas shooting victims by auctioning off an original floral watercolor painting which she painted herself. Auctioneer and legendary “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” host Robin Leach placed the winning bid for $10,000.
Las Vegas Review columnist John Katsilometes posted an Instagram photo of a beaming Leach, proudly displaying his prize. The caption reads, “It’s #RobinLeach, who just auctioned this @britneyspears piece to ... himself! Yes! Great $10k moment #VegasCares @venetianvegas.”
Spears had previously posted an Instagram video of herself painting the colorful picture, captioning it “Sometimes you just gotta play!!!!!” Now we all know she was playing for a great cause.
Spears is one of several artists who have stepped up to help the Vegas shooting victims. Las Vegas native bands Imagine Dragons and The Killers are headlining a benefit concert, “Vegas Strong Benefit Concert.” Other acts include Boyz II Men, Penn & Teller and David Copperfield. Vegas Strong Benefit Concert proceeds will go to benefit the Las Vegas Victims Fund, which was established to help victims and their families in the wake of such a terrible, tragic event. Over $11 million of a $15 million goal has been raised for the cause is just a little over a month. Tickets to the Dec. 1 Vegas Strong concert at T-Mobile Arena in Vegasgo on sale today, Nov. 8, via AXS at 10 a.m. local time. (Click here for tickets).
Britney Spears will be ending her critically-acclaimed, award-winning “Piece of Me” Las Vegas residency this year on New Year’s Eve. Her post-Vegas plans have not yet been confirmed, but fans are hoping for new music. Her chart-topping ninth studio album Glory, dropped in 2016. Its lead single, “Make Me…” debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 20. Spears remains a pop music megastar with fans all over the world. She made Las Vegas her temporary home while performing at her Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino residency. Stay tuned to AXS for Britney Spears updates.