Britney Spears fans weren’t the only ones side-eyeing Jamie Lynn’s self-promotional ABC interview this week. Now Britney herself has publicly addressed it, accusing her younger sister of riding her coattails.
In her book, Things I Should Have Said, Jamie Lynn recalls observing Britney’s “erratic, paranoid and spiraling” behavior over the years. However, when ABC News’ Juju Chang referenced those descriptions to ask about Britney’s current state of mind, Jamie Lynn responded she didn’t think it was fair to speak to any else’s state of mind.
Elsewhere in the interview, Jamie Lynn addressed the fallout after she performed a medley lip sync of Britney’s songs at the 2017 Radio Disney Awards. Britney said she was “hurt…deeply” at the time, and Jamie Lynn told Chang that to this day, she still doesn’t understand why her older sister was upset. “I have cleared up with the fact that I don’t think she’s personally upset with me about that,” she added.
“The two things that did bother me that my sister said was how my behavior was out of control,” Britney posted to Twitter.
“She was never around me much 15 years ago at the time… so why are they even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense ???”
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) January 13, 2022
“I know it might sound like a silly thing to most people,” she continued, “but I wrote a lot of my songs and my sister was a baby.
“She never had to work for anything,” Britney said of Jamie Lynn. “Everything was always given to her.
Britney said Jamie Lynn’s Radio Disney Awards performance was everything she “had ever wanted,” and has previously discussed being denied the opportunity to perform remixes of her songs during her conservatorship.
“If you were me, you might understand asking for 13 years of remixes to go into a small venue show and on tours,” she wrote.
Her family “ruined [her] dreams,” Britney added.
“Hope your book does well, Jamie Lynn,” Britney wrote. “I won’t be doing Instagram for a while. This media, the business, has always been extremely hateful to me.
“I’ve given enough… MORE than enough. I was never given back ever what I want. They say in the Bible, ‘ask and you shall receive’ …. Uhhhhh not in my life.”
Jamie Lynn responded on Instagram hours after Britney’s post, writing, “The things being said are absolutely not the truth.”
“I hate to burst my sister’s bubble but my book is not about her. I can’t help that I was born a Spears, too,” she added.
Here’s the full statement:
britney is a mess. who likes this lip synching garbage?
You’ve used similar wording under 3 screenames now.
@Cam Thanks for the rousing thought and idea. You’ve repeated the exact same though endlessly.
Have you ever thought that other people might have opinions and thoughts?
Britney doesn’t help her case of not needing to be supervised when she posts this ranting stuff. I fully support her independence, but she does need good advice and counsel on next steps to have the normal life she seems to want so badly. Manager, attorney, future husband…..help her get good help. Jamie Lynn can suck it though. They’ve all been on the payroll way too long. She needs to get off the cross. Bye, girl.
It can be easy to give advice on what Britney should be doing, but I can imagine that after so many years of not having her voice/opinion heard, it would be nearly impossible not to scream for a while. I’m hoping she will be able to vent her pent up frustrations without causing herself permanent P.R. damage and then settle in and get on with her life. It’s sad to think that it is probably her parents who caused all the problems between these siblings, while they plucked the golden goose bare.
How can anyone blame Britney for wanting her side out there after her family gagged her for so long? Considering how much rage she must have at being robbed and silenced by the very people who are supposed to be her safety net, I’m finding her responses to be less than they could be. Jamie Lynn also seems to have forgotten Daddy can’t keep Britney from countering whatever self-serving pap she decides to publish to make a buck.
“I hate to burst my sister’s bubble but my book is not about her. I can’t help that I was born a Spears, too,”
Does anyone really believe that people would buy a book about Jamie Lynn Spears??? Most people have never even heard of her. The book may not be about Britney, but that’s the only reason people would buy it.
This post is about 2 heterosexual sisters fighting each other online. How is this gay news?
Because to be good gays, we must care about music from the 1990s that was marketed to tweenagers.
Dude, if you don’t get it, you best turn in your Gay Card!
Judy Garland was hetero with the same drama garbage yet sparked the modern gay movement. It’s a mystery to me but gay men someone eat this shit up.
This may be just my opinion, but to me, it sounds like Jamie Lynn is filled with sibling rivalry, and is super envious of her sister.
Sure, in some ways I’m a bit envious of my older sister’s accomplishments, but I’m self aware enough to know that we are different people, with different personalities and drives. I may not have everything she has, but in my own way, I’ve had my own successes, and am content with what I have, and with what I’ve accomplished myself.
Jamie Lynn will always be the Jan Brady to cray cray Marcia. MARCIA MARCIA BRITNEY!