Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:54 AM
Photo: Gomez on the red carpet for Spring Breakers at SXSW (Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP Images)
Britney Spears says Selena Gomez can duet with her any time.
The pop princess took to her Twitter page after viewing a YouTube video showing Gomez covering the song Baby One More Time.
Gomez and her Spring Breakers co-stars Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine sung the song during a SXSW press conference to promote the film.
"Awww @Selenagomez can duet with me anytime," tweeted Spears
while posting a link to the YouTube clip.
"PS- I heard @springbreakers is AAA-MAZING! Can't wait to see it!"
The girls sang along to a karaoke version of the tune on a big screen at the Texas press conference in response to a question asking if they were lip-syncing to another Britney number in the film, reports British newspaper The Mirror.
Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco also co-star in the movie about a group of college girls who get into hot water after going on a crime spree to fund their spring break.
The adult drama is a deliberate departure for Gomez, who acknowledges she has a young fan base.
"I was getting kind of repetitive in terms of the roles I was picking, and I really wanted to do something that was completely different," she recently told Interview magazine.
"I want to be taking myself seriously as an actress, and this was definitely a stretch.
"I mean, I'd never smoked a cigarette before in my entire life. It was really funny - they had to show me how to do it."