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Britney Spears and sister Jamie Lynn’s rift grows with social media feud

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Britney Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn have become engaged in a public dispute over a recent TV interview and the pair’s past relationship.

The singer accused her younger sibling of promoting her new book “at my expense” during the interview on Wednesday.

Jamie Lynn had “never had to work for anything,” according to Britney, and the family “loves to pull me down and hurt me.”

Britney’s statements, according to Jamie Lynn, were “absolutely not the truth,” and she was “always here” for her sister.

 

The 30-year-old also explained to her children “why our family continues to receive death threats as a result of their aunt’s vague and accusatory posts, especially when we know she could tell the truth.”

 

Britney has repeatedly criticised her family for the way she was treated during a 13-year conservatorship, when her finances and lifestyle were controlled by father Jamie. The arrangement was ended by a court in November.

What did Jamie Lynn Spears say?

Jamie Lynn Spears said she had always been her older sister’s “biggest supporter”

 

Britney’s sister gave an interview to ABC’s Good Morning America earlier this week to promote her memoir Things I Should Have Said.

The book reportedly details her own life story, including her young daughter’s near fatal accident in 2017, her relationship with Britney and the role she played in the singer’s controversial conservatorship.

Jamie Lynn described herself as “my sister’s biggest supporter” and said she “took steps to help” end the conservatorship during the interview.

However, according to ABC, she also describes Britney’s previous behaviour as “erratic,” “paranoid,” and “spiralling” in the book.

“When [the conservatorship] was put in place, I was 17 years old, I was about to have a baby, so I didn’t understand what was happening, nor was I focused on that,” she told the programme.

Jamie Lynn went on to say that her sister approached her and asked if she would “be the person who ensured her boys got what they needed,” to which she agreed.

But she went on: “When I realised, ‘you know what, she’s in a conservatorship,’ I felt like I didn’t want to be a part of [it] until she was out of it. So there was no me overseeing funds or anything like that, and if there was, it was a misunderstanding, but I took no steps to be a part of it in any case.”

How did Britney respond?

Britney Spears was released from her 14-year conservatorship in November

Writing on Twitter, Britney said: “I looked at my phone and I see that my sister did her interview to promote her book.

“The two things that bothered me about what my sister said were how out of control my behaviour was.” She wasn’t around me much 15 years ago… so why are we even discussing it unless she wants to sell a book at my expense?”

Britney also stated that she was still irritated by Jamie Lynn’s previous performances of remixes of her hit songs.

“I know it may seem silly to most people, but I wrote a lot of my songs with my sister as the baby,” the 40-year-old pop star wrote. “She was never required to work for anything. She was always given everything.

“I’ve always been the taller of the two of us. They all got to do it and play me, and I just sat there and accepted it.”

She added: “Hope your book does well Jamie Lynn.”

Where do things stand?

Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears pictured at the Teen Choice Awards in 2002

Jamie Lynn Spears has responded to Britney’s response, telling her Instagram followers, “Quite frankly, the things being said are completely false.”

She stated that her book is not solely about Britney, but added, “I can’t help but be a Spears, and that some of my experiences involve my sister.”

Jamie Lynn, who starred in the Nickelodeon shows All That and Zoey 101 and has released her own music, spoke of the “unhealthy chaos that has controlled my life for so long.”

“I’ve worked hard since I was a teenager, and I’ve built my career despite being someone’s little sister,” she wrote.

“There are no sides, and I don’t want drama, but I’m speaking my truth to heal my traumas and move forward, and I wish my sister could do the same.”

Meanwhile, The Sun has reported that Britney will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview later this year.

That has not yet been confirmed, but Britney recently indicated on Twitter her desire to be interviewed by Oprah.

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