Outfitted in full camouflage gear, Kevin Federline hunkers down in a pristine recording studio in his heavily secured Malibu home. His wife of a year and a half, Britney Spears, is upstairs caring for their eight-month-old son, Sean Preston Federline. Despite tabloid reports that his relentless Vegas partying has threatened to break up the couple’s relationship, the man known as “K-Fed” — a media tag he loathes — is in low-key domestic mode at the moment. Of the rumors that he’s stepping out on Britney: “False,” he says, taking a drag on a Newport. “Completely. Ass backwards. People, unless you go through it every day, really don’t know what all these celebrities go through.”
Yet, as he complains of harassment by the media, Federline, 28, has taken a curious approach to maintaining his privacy. With his baile-funk-influenced single, “PopoZao” (his website received more than one million hits after the song, and its video, were posted online), and a self-titled debut album due this summer on his own yet-to-be-named label, the former backup dancer is attempting to launch a rap career, despite scant experience on the mic. And why exactly is he doing this?
“I don’t have a choice,” says Federline. “It’s not like I can go and do construction, start building houses in Malibu. [Laughs] [The media] are forcing me to do this, and I’m glad they are. I’m more than happy to do it.”PrintEmail