‘Tiger King’: Doc Antle Details His Time Onstage with Britney Spears on the VMAs

by Jeremy Spirogis
2001 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

While many of the dialog surrounding Tiger King consists of its major figures, Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, many individuals can’t cease speaking about Doc Antle, one other shady determine that’s depicted within the docuseries. Antle has gained notoriety for his work with tigers for years, together with his look in Britney Spears’ 2001 MTV Video Music Awards efficiency of “I’m a Slave 4 U.”

2001 MTV Video Music Awards - Show
Britney Spears and Doc Antle throughout 2001 MTV Video Music Awards
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Not many individuals are followers of Doc Antle

Bhagavan “Doc” Antle is among the most polarizing figures in Tiger King, with many individuals favoring Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin over him. Many followers have thought that he comes off as extra self-serving than the others introduced within the present.

In the Netflix collection, he’s the founding father of T.I.G.E.R.S., which stands for The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species. Based in South Carolina, T.I.G.E.R.S. is similar to Exotic’s The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park.

In an article rating the characters from Tiger King, Complex’s Zach Frydenlund wrote, “Doc Antle is definitely doing tons of shady s**t at his zoo and possibly running a full cult. There’s also some strong evidence that he’s doing shady s**t with his tigers and other animals.”

Antle talks about being part of Britney Spears’ efficiency

In an interview with ET Online, Antle revisited the enduring efficiency and dealing with Spears. The interview was the primary time because the documentary collection’ launched that he confirmed that it was, in reality, him onstage with Spears.

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“She was such a darling, totally just a fanatic person wanting a perfect performance,” he mentioned. “We were there for several days rehearsing so that the tigers would be relaxed and happy to be out there and that everything could be smooth and taken care of as best as possible. She was there rehearsing and working — just the hardest working, sweetest young girl, out there making all the pieces click together.”

While essentially the most memorable efficiency was the snake that flanked Spears, it was onerous to overlook that there was a tiger within the cage that she emerged from at first of the efficiency. Antle wasn’t afraid that issues would get out of hand with the tiger for the set.

“I have total confidence in that tiger. I knew him since he was a baby,” he mentioned, reminiscing about what he was occupied with through the efficiency. “He’s about seven years old right there [and at the] peak of his game. A super macho, aggressive male tiger. That’s the tiger that you go somewhere like that with because he cares less about the fireworks, the gas explosions, the banging music. He’s totally concerned with just holding his own and being cool.”

Tiger King is streaming on Netflix now.

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