Recently liberated pop singer Britney Spears appears to have issued a public lashing against her ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake. In a now-deleted Instagram post, she slammed the singer, as well as her mother and sister, for exploiting her in the media to cash in on her fame.
Spears, 40, has spent most of 2022 speaking out about the exploitation she endured as a result of a 13-year court-ordered conservatorship. A judge in Los Angeles finally ended the conservatorship last year.
Now Spears has vented again on social media. Newsweek reports that the singer took to Instagram on March 28 to further complain about her family, and her ex.
The video in question featured Spears in a long skirt set to Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man.” Speaking to the camera, she recounted a story of having a vision of Jesus, who told her people had used her fame for their own financial gain.
“I had a calling last night from Jesus and you know what he said ??? ‘Dear child…your mom had a serving with her book at the exact time when you needed her most…all for WHAT ??? FAME and ATTENTION !!!! Your ex did the same thing…he served with his first album using your name claiming you did him dirty!!!! Then your blood, one of the hardest times in your life guess what your sister does…a book too [book emoji]…all for what ????'” she wrote in the accompanying caption.
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“‘Knowing doing a book is the last thing you would ever do,” she continued, “well because you ran away from drama and created a dream world for yourself…that’s why artists play characters to escape !!!! So since I know you don’t want to tell your story as Jesus your Lord and Savior…I’m gonna give you 5 bottles of jack and a life supply of McDonald’s french fries…now go play dear child !!!!'”
It’s worth noting that Spears didn’t name Timberlake by name, though many feel the references in her post point to him.
The couple dated from 1999-2002 as both their careers reached new heights. In November 2002, Timberlake left the boy group *NSYNC to start a solo career. His sophomore single, “Cry Me a River”, was widely speculated to be about his break-up with Spears, especially after the accompanying video featured a Britney look-alike. In a 2011 interview, Timberlake confirmed the speculations to be true.
Recent years have also seen him come under fire for his treatment of Spears in the public eye. Defenders of Britney have specifically attacked him for discussing their sex life in a 2002 interview, and for exploiting their relationship in “Cry Me A River.” Timberlake apologized for his behavior in 2021, saying “I care deeply about the wellbeing of the people I love and have loved. I can do better and I will do better.”
Spears’ recent Instagram post also sees her renew her ire at both her mother, Lynne Spears, and sister, Jamie Lynn Spears. Both have published “tell-all” books about their life with Britney. Jamie Lynn’s book, released earlier this year, portrayed her sister as paranoid and unstable. Britney has denounced the book on multiple occasions, claiming that Jamie Lynn took advantage of Britney’s money during her conservatorship.
Despite deleting her post, Britney has managed to set Twitter on fire with her takedown of Timberlake, her mother, and sister…
OH WE ARE LATE BUT BRITNEY SPEARS ABSOLUTELY HATES JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND WE ARE HERE FOR IT pic.twitter.com/lWExiMEpuJ
— Britney Stan ? (@BritneyTheStan) March 29, 2022
LOL, Britney tagged Justin Timberlake one time this year and he was only tagged because was a performance they did together… pic.twitter.com/4Fd497FAZV
— Fan Account (@britneycharts) March 29, 2022
If Justin Timberlake was genuine about any of the apologies he made about Britney in the past year. He would delete Cry Me A River from Spotify & his discography in general. But you know ?
— Obiscure Nick (@ObiscureNick) March 29, 2022
the fact that this is the first time Britney talks about how Justin treated her when they broke up… she must have kept so much pain inside trying not to cause drama, i hope she let it out everything that hurt her, and who hurt her can suffer the consequences
— Fan Account (@britneycharts) March 29, 2022
It’s good to see that Justin Timberjerk gets what he deserves.
Ever since I first heard the way he talked about Britney on that radio, I've been disgusted with him.
Lynne and JL, you're way more disgusting than he is. #JusticeForBritney pic.twitter.com/FdnfS260Cm
— ivirzg (@ivirzg) March 29, 2022
justin's solo career would not be as successful as it is today if it wasnt for britney
— SJ? (fan account) CARLYSFEVER (@carlysfever) March 29, 2022
Britney Spears has finally called out Justin Timberlake for using her name for fame pic.twitter.com/pewF46Kj06
— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@willowhalliwell) March 29, 2022
BRITNEY SPEARS ABSOLUTELY HATES JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND WERE LIVING FOR IT like can u stfu PLEASE
— Brody ? (@britmebaby) March 29, 2022
Poor Brit, she really is nuts. Name dropping a famous ex in a song lyric is rampant and meaningless. She needs help…but now that the mob has freed her, she on her own.
How very sad indeed. The best place for her is unfortunately an asylum. And I am being kind in suggesting that. She is crying out for professional help.
I weep for her.
For a noment I thought of suggesting M*ntalMayer, SamB et al, TAP, jt1990, I can carry on, should join her.
Goodness No. The poor dear has suffered enough!
Unfortunately one of the basic truths of life is that you can’t help someone who doesn’t want help or doesn’t believe they need help. I remember reading something a while back where Britney said she was done with going to therapy because she didn’t believe that it was a valid form of treatment and that it didn’t do anything. Spoiler alert; it’s usually the people who say they don’t need therapy or don’t believe it works who need it the most in my personal experience. But if she doesn’t believe she needs help or she doesn’t see a problem, then she can’t be helped until she’s ready to see reality for what it really is and no amount of pressure can force that on her if she doesn’t want it to.
With each new Instagram post it’s slowly becoming clear why she spent the last 13 years of her life in a court-ordered conservatorship. It’s also becoming clearer by the day that terminating her conservatorship was a premature decision on the part of the court, which was facing growing public pressure fueled by the MeToo movement.
A conservatorship is not appropriate for someone with bipolar disorder. She’s an adult with the ability to make her own decisions. No human being should be controlled unless they do not have the capacity to understand what is going on.
+1 what kish said
It’s also clear that despite 13 years of conservatorship, that she hasn’t healed from the trauma, stress and abuse she lived through as a child star. The definition of madness is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Aren’t we as a Society the mad ones if we expected her family to take care of her when it’s obvious that they either 1) weren’t or 2) that she didn’t find their care helpful? It might mean that we never see the reboot performance we wished for, but I’m glad she’s charting her own course now.
Justin was an ass…like there should be any surprise on that.
But what does any of that mean?
It probably means that she’s not done with the things she was unable to say for years. People I’ve in less extreme situations where they couldn’t express themselves honestly mostly calmed down and stopped with this stuff after a time.
Where is Ms Crocker I wonder?
Good gawd… she’s a forty year old adult now, and still whining about boy stuff that happened when she was a child. Time to grow up.
It frustrates me to no end how many people
from the beginning were crying out that she wasn’t mentally ill and that her family just spread a false narrative so that she could be put under a conservatorship so they would be allowed to drain her money like the family cash cow. And now it’s those same people suddenly saying “wow she’s clearly mentally ill” she was mentally ill from the beginning of her whole shaving her head and dating Kevin federline saga, and ended up in a conservatorship that used and manipulated her, both of those can be true at the same time.
She needs tough love from her fiancé to get off the insta. She sounds unstable. If he was a strong, supportive person in her life, he would make sure she is hiding the cray and getting help with her anger and resentment. Makes me think he’s another mooch after her money, placating her. None of this is going to end well.