Blast from the past!

Controversial Bachelor in Paradise star DeMario Jackson is now famous for that whole rape scandal involving co-star Corinne Olympios, but before that, he was just an unknown actor trying to score a date with Britney Spears! In this unearthed video, the reality star hits on the pop princess outside a CVS pharmacy in 2008.

"Britney, f--k it, you need a black dude. Real talk!" he tells the singer in the clip. "I need a black dude? I like black dudes. You guys are cool," she responds. "Take down my number, I'm dead serious," he continued before introducing himself.

"My name is DeMario Jackson. I'm an up-and-coming actor. I want to be like you. I want everybody to see me on TV. Real talk. You're dope. ... My mom loves you, and she said tell Britney," he says.

He proceeded to ask Brit Brit for a hug, which she granted, before making one final plea for attention.

"You should really take down my number. Like, you know what I'm saying? We should f--king hang out," he tells her as she gets in the car to drive off.

Oh, what could have been...