Britney Spears: ‘I’m taking maths lessons’

Singer also sets US release date for forthcoming Iggy Azelea collaboration

Britney Spears has revealed she is taking maths lessons.

The singer said she is taking classes so that she can help her two sons with their homework.

She told People magazine: “They go to a really hard school, and this week we had three hours of homework [a night].

“Some of it is hard for me,” she added. “Next year when [Sean Preston’s] in fifth grade, he’s going to be doing pre-algebra, and I’m taking classes so I know how to do it.”

The singer’s forthcoming single ‘Pretty Girls’, which features Iggy Azalea, is due for release on May 5 in the US. A UK release date is yet to be set.

The singer recently claimed she is working on a new album, but is concentrating more on raising her sons, nine-year-old Sean and eight-year-old Jayden, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

“I’m going to do a new album slowly but surely,” said Spears. “There’s a lot going on with my kids and schools. I’m going to do my best to make an amazing new album, but it’s not my full priority right now.”

Spears is currently performing a residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. She is scheduled to play until at least the end of the year, having so far raised ticket money of $42 million (£27 million). But Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph says the residency may extend until 2017, with the singer likely to focus on releasing one-off singles until the shows end.