In the midst of pop superstar Britney Spears’s ongoing conservatorship battle, the singer has seemingly wrestled back full control of her Instagram account and taken the opportunity to strike out at her “so-called support system.”
In a post shared on July 17, Spears defended her now-iconic Instagram dance videos and re-directed the ire toward those involved in her case, including her father, Jamie Spears. “For those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos,” she begins. “… look I’m not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling what I wear, say, do, or think 🚫🙅🏼♀️ 🚫!!!!”
But Spears also used the post to take a more eye-opening shot at her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, whom fans have criticized for demonstrating little support during Britney’s fight.
“I don’t like that my sister showed up at an awards show and performed MY SONGS to remixes !!!!!” Britney wrote, referencing Jamie Lynn’s performance at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. “My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!!”
The family feud continued on July 18 after Jamie Lynn posted a mirror selfie on Instagram, originally captioned, “May the peace of the Lord be with you, and your spirit.” In the photo, the actress and singer is wearing a red dress and heels.
Hours later, Britney appeared to answer the post with her own, in which she twirled to Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” and wrote, “May the Lord wrap your mean ass up in joy today …. PS RED 🌹🌹🌹 !!!!!”
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The not-so-subtle callout apparently prompted Jamie Lynn to revisit her original post, changing the caption to include only emojis and removing the reference to the “peace of the Lord.”
Comments on Jamie Lynn’s photo are turned off, but comments on Britney’s account showed fans got the message loud and clear: “Girl you really coming for Jamie lynn neck, FREE BRITNEY,” one wrote.
As the press and fan fervor around Britney’s conservatorship case has heated up, Jamie Lynn has repeatedly positioned herself strategically. On June 28, in the immediate aftermath of her sister’s earth-shattering testimony, Jamie Lynn posted a series of Instagram videos in which she laid out her role within the family.
“I think it’s extremely clear since the day I was born, I’ve only loved, adored and supported my sister,” she told fans. “I’ve made a very conscious choice in my life to only participate in her life as her sister, as an aunt to those boys. Maybe I didn’t support her the way the public would like me to with a hashtag on a public platform, but I can assure you that I’ve supported my sister long before there was a hashtag, and I’ll support her long after.”
Later, she added, “I am not my family. I am my own person. I am speaking for myself. I’m so proud of her for using her voice.”
But Britney has targeted her family’s hypocrisy before. In a post shared mere hours before her “so-called support system” call-out, the “Toxic” singer dropped another caption that seemed targeted at her family, and perhaps Jamie Lynn specifically: “There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support … there’s nothing worse than that !!!! How dare the people you love the most say anything at all … did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again … NO.”
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