Britney Spears has a bone to pick with TV journalist Diane Sawyer over that infamous interview recorded 18 years ago.
In a since-deleted message posted to Instagram, Spears candidly discussed the 2003 ABC interview. She also explained why more touring is not in her future.
“Do we dare forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago?” she wrote. “What was with the ‘You’re in the wrong’ approach?? Geeze… and making me cry???”
“Seriously though,” she continued. “I lived in my apartment for a year and never spoke to anyone… my manager put that woman in my home and made me talk to her on national television and she asked if I had a shopping problem!!! when did I have a shopping problem?”
Addressing her much-publicized breakup with Justin Timberlake in 2002, she revealed:
“Something I never shared when I had that break up years ago was that I couldn’t talk afterward. I was in shock… pretty lame of my dad and three men to show up at my door when I could hardly speak… two days later they put Diane Sawyer in my living room… they forced me to talk!”
“She can kiss my white a*s,” she also wrote about Sawyer.
Britney’s dad, Jamie Spears, has denied any involvement in the interview. Right…
His lawyer, Alex Weingarten, told People Magazine:
“Mr. Spears has no idea what Ms. Spears is talking about. Jamie never set up any interview with Diane Sawyer and was not present for any such interview. He had nothing to do with Britney’s career at this point and was completely uninvolved in this interview. Jamie loves Britney very much, wishes Britney nothing but the best and hopes that she continues to seek the help that she needs to stay safe and healthy.”
The interview found renewed cultural relevance earlier this year, when it was included in the New York Times’ Framing Britney Spears documentary. It did not age well.
On her plans for the future, Spears also wrote: “I know I’m not playing in huge arenas with my loud band anymore but I will be honest and say life on the road is hard!! My first three years in the biz and on the road were great but I’ll be completely honest and say that after those three tours and the pace I was going… I don’t think I ever want to do it again. I hated it.”
She ended the note by wishing everyone a “wonderful Christmas.”
Inquiring minds want to know, did Jamie Spears have anything to do with Brittany’s life “at that time”.
I’d also like to know why Brittany deleted the post. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge defender of her right to run her own life. The story could be better with more in depth investigation into what really happened and who is really responsible for the interview.
Britney deletes posts pretty often. Love her, but her instagram is a hot mess. Even though she wasn’t under conservatorship at the time, I’m sure her father had plenty of say in her career and probably made her do the interview.
Does she have any money left over? Cause if I were her I’d just find a good financial advisor to live off what she has left. Write a memoir and just leave the entertainment industry behind. She has a hot bf and kids to look after. Just travel and live your life.
I understand Britney has a lot to get off her chest….but this lack of decorum and control is only going to raise more noise about her mental state and child like behavior. Diane Sawyer didn’t “make you cry” in that interview and had no knowledge of your mental state or circumstances. In general, she’s never been an exploitative journalist. You’re 40. Take the high road.
This makes no sense. She wasn’t under the conservatorship at that time and, as everyone knows, her father had little-to-nothing to do with her career before it. I wouldn’t be surprised if her greedy mother coordinate the interview. Britney’s trip down hateful lane is getting old and she just needs to move on.
Heterosexual singer posts about her conflicts with heterosexual journalist, heterosexual ex-boyfriend and heterosexual father. Yet somehow, this is gay news?
Because she has a large following of gay fans. This is perfectly relevant. I don’t know about you, but not ever single thing I interact with must be gay or gay-adjacent to make it relevant in my life. I understand the small population of people who have beef with this website for… reasons…? However, find something that’s actually upsetting to co.plain about dude otherwise just let people come on here and have fun.
Sweetie, the fact that the right wing troll, under one of it’s many screenames, continually come in screeming on any article like this and attacking the site for running stories like this mean that these stories should be told here.
We get it, you’re here to defend bigots, attack LGBTQ people, especially Black or Trans people, and you want the pop culture articles to end because they get clicks for the site.
Your troll game is sad and weak.
And once again, Graham, I mean Cam is defending the necessity of Queerty saying anything for clicks. Oh you are getting so close to exposing your sad, lame, and tired back story. I just love the fact that you have unwittingly dug a hole you can’t get out of nor fill back in.
Brittany has been showing indications of mental issues. But she’s “free” to go through a ugly break down again like the one she did years ago.
Where was her white trash mom in all of this? She had one daughter who needed her emotionally while she ignored her youngest who became a teen mom. And this wh0re had the audacity to write a book on how to be a good mother?!! And worst of all, some loser MAGA m0rons made it a best seller. Smh. Why is everyone only blaming the father when Britney herself said it was all her mom’s idea for the conservatorship?
I have no sympathy for celebrities who complain about having to go through something unpleasant to either get, increase or keep fame and fortune.
I’m glad for her that her conservatorship is ended. She must be full of resentments and anger over what happened to her. Anyone would be. It’s easy to say put it behind you, but there were many years involved and it still isn’t clear how badly she has been ripped off.
All to say, if she wants to vent, even if she isn’t entirely accurate, I certainly am not one to judge. I hope she can find someone to trust (maybe her new lawyer) and build a team that can protect her and help her manage her public image going forward.
tired of britney spears. go away.
Saw that interview….sadly, thought it was aggressive toward her, and her crying seemed natural; she didn’t have the best answers because it did seem last minute…eh, so what.
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