Paris Hilton Insists That She And Britney Spears ‘Created The Selfie’ With Candid Throwback Photo

The self-proclaimed selfie queen is celebrating the "iconic invention" from the early '00s.
Paris Hilton
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Paris Hilton and Britney Spears were two of the most influential Hollywood figures during the early 2000s, and the heiress is reminding us of one of the many reasons why.

On Sunday, Paris posted a series of selfie-style throwback photos with the Toxic singer taken in 2006, which she claims were the birth of the revolutionary selfie.

“17 years ago, Britney and I created the selfie!,” she wrote on X (formerly Twitter). “Tag me in your most epic selfies to celebrate the most iconic invention.”

In the snapshots, the pals sat close to each other while smiling and pouting for the camera.

Fans on X hit up her post to react over Hilton’s claims.

Paris’ reminiscing didn’t end there. The following day, she took to X again with a question for her fans.

“In the 2000s, I invented the selfie. What have you done with my invention since then?!,” she wrote Monday.

Back in 2017, the former star of The Simple Life expanded on her claims that she pioneered the front-facing style of selfies.

“If a beeper had a camera, I would have taken a selfie with it,” she told W Magazine at the time. “I think I have a selfie from when I was a little kid, like on a disposable camera.”

Paris Hilton (left) and Britney Spears have sustained their friendship for nearly two decades.
Paris Hilton (left) and Britney Spears have sustained their friendship for nearly two decades.
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Paris gushed about her longtime friendship with Britney in 2020, calling the pop star “so sweet” at a time when she was still under her controversial conservatorship.

“I saw her this summer. We’ve had dinners, I saw her in Malibu. I just love her so much,” Paris told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live at the time. “She is so sweet and so innocent and such a nice girl. We just talk about happy things. Music, fashion… fun things.

Britney’s 13-year restrictive conservatorship was terminated by a Los Angeles judge in November 2021, and she regained the ability to control her life.

The singer was also full of praise for Paris during her recent memoir, The Woman In Me.

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