Federline On Album: 'Give Me Respect'

NEW YORK - JUNE 21: Performer Kevin Federline makes an appearance in Times Square to lobby for penny awareness for Virgin Mobile USA's new one-cent text messaging offer and charity penny drive June 21, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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Kevin Federline is facing a lot of firsts in the next few months: the release of his first album, his first live TV performance (Aug. 20 on the Teen Choice Awards), and his son Sean Preston's first birthday is right around the corner.

In an interview that aired Aug. 8 on "Access Hollywood" Federline talked about his new single "Lose Control" and Sean Preston's first steps.

"I think he's still figuring out, like, the whole walking thing. He took his first steps the other day, actually out here in Vegas. He took his first steps, so we're all right," the singer told correspondent Maria Menounos. Sean Preston turns 1 year old on Sept. 14.

Federline, a.k.a. K-Fed, and his wife, Britney Spears, 24, are awaiting the arrival of their second child this fall. "I'm excited," he said of the impending birth.

With so many big events coming up, it's easy to assume that the aspiring star has jitters. But he told Menounos "no way" is he nervous about this new endeavor.

"I'm more excited than I am nervous," Federline said about the debut of his new hip-hop album, "Playing with Fire," which drops this month. "When (people) hear the record, when they see exactly what's put down, then they're gonna have to give me respect."

Federline released the song "PopoZão" on the Internet earlier this year and, although it received a lot of hits, it was largely slammed by critics.

The 28-year-old singer will close the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 20 with a live performance of his new single "Lose Control." He's nominated for the Teen Choice "Male Red Carpet Fashion Icon" award.

K-Fed says his wife, who hasn't performed in recent years, is anxious for the debut of his new song. "She's happy, she's excited, she's nervous for me," Federline said. "All that stuff that a wife would be."

The couple will celebrate their two-year wedding anniversary in September.

Federline is optimistic about the success of his debut. "I envision it, I see it, I know what's going to happen," he said. "I mean, I'm a likeable guy."
By Amy Bonawitz