Britney Spears was spotted out this week in Thousand Oaks, California in her first public sighting since her feud with her sister Jamie Lynn erupted online.
The 40-year-old pop star has denounced her sister as a ‘scum person’ for telling ‘crazy lies’ about her in her upcoming memoir called Things I Should Have Said.
When she was seen out and about this week, Britney appeared somewhat downcast while seated at the wheel of her white Mercedes-AMG SL 63.
On the go: Britney Spears was spotted out this week in Los Angeles in her first public sighting since her feud with her sister Jamie Lynn erupted online
The Toxic singer was wearing a stylish pair of white-rimmed sunglasses and accessorized her look with a pair of earrings.
Britney’s driving privileges were restored to her last July after being almost totally rescinded when her conservatorship began in 2008.
Before that she was photographed driving with her infant son in her lap, caught on camera running red lights and accused of running over a paparazzo’s toes.
Britney’s conservatorship lasted 13 years, dating back to her notorious breakdown that occurred in 2007 and 2008.
War of words: The 40-year-old pop star has denounced her sister as a ‘scum person’ for telling ‘crazy lies’ about her in her upcoming memoir called Things I Should Have Said
Out for a spin: When she was seen out and about this week, Britney appeared somewhat downcast while seated at the wheel of her white Mercedes-AMG SL 63
Last year she succeeded first in having her father Jamie removed as her conservator and then in being released from her conservatorship altogether.
However now she is locked in a war of words with her younger sister Jamie Lynn, who is on the verge of publishing a memoir with shocking claims about Britney.
Jamie Lynn got cryptic in one of the most recent posts to her Instagram story, posting a black photo with white lettering which read, ‘Nobody trashes your name more than someone who’s afraid you’ll tell people the truth.’
Her cryptic post was followed on her Instagram story by a picture of the cover of an issue of People which had a story about her.
The look: The Toxic singer was wearing a stylish pair of white-rimmed sunglasses and accessorized her look with a pair of earrings
By the way: Britney’s driving privileges were restored to her this July after being almost totally rescinded when her conservatorship began in 2008
The photo of Jamie Lynn on the upper left hand corner of the magazine cover with a caption next to it that read, ‘Jamie Lynn Spears: “I want to tell my story.”‘
Jamie Lynn’s posts came just a few days after her sister Britney called her some pretty harsh names.
Her harsh words, packaged in a fiery Twitter rant, came in light of her sister’s allegation that Britney once locked the pair in a room and chased her around with a knife.
Jamie Lynn made the claims in her new book titled Things I Never Said, where she describes her sister’s behavior as ‘erratic, paranoid and, spiraling.’
Determined to tell her story: Her cryptic post was followed on her Instagram story by a picture of the cover of an issue of People which had a story about the Zoey 101 star (pictured 2016)
Clapback? Lynn’s posts came just a few days after her sister Britney called her some pretty harsh names (Britney pictured 2018)
Britney, 40, wrote: ‘Jamie Lynn .. congrats babe! You’ve stooped to a whole new level of LOW .. I’ve never been around you ever with a knife or would I ever even think to do such !!!’
‘The only knife I ever saw you with at home was cutting the biggest pieces of squash I ever saw in my life and it was way too big for me to cut… So please please stop with these crazy lies for the Hollywood books !!!’
‘NOW and only NOW I do know only a scum person would make up such things about someone… I’m actually very confused about you making that up because it’s honestly not like you at all !!!’
She went on: ‘Around the kids ???? Jamie Lynn, seriously ??? Come on !!! Congrats on introducing your older sister the concept of getting LOW … LOWER … LOWEST … because you win on that one, babe !!!’
The astonishing knife claim was revealed during a conversation with Juju Chang on Wednesday’s Nightline, where Jamie Lynn was asked why she included it in her memoir.
Talking about the alleged incident further, Jamie Lynn added: ‘I was scared. That was a moment I had. I also was fearful to really say anything because I didn’t want to upset anybody, but I also was so upset that she didn’t feel safe.’
In a separate alleged incident, Jamie Lynn claimed Britney began ‘screaming’ in her face, years later.
‘She cursed at me and so I just walked out of the room, we’re all family, I’m not trying to argue. When I tried to remove myself from the situation, that’s when I guess she got really angry and my oldest daughter tried to mediate the situation. I hated that,’ Jamie Lynn claimed.
‘That’s not what you’re supposed to do, you’re 12. [My parents] told me I can’t upset Britney. I’m like, you saw me and my children get upset, when will that matter?’
Jamie Lynn has two children, Maddie, 12, with Casey Aldridge, and a son, Ivey, three, with current husband Jamie Watson.
Britney has not been impressed with Jamie Lynn’s publicity trail of her tell-all memoir.
On Thursday night, she posted a similar rant the day before, where she revealed she felt so ill ‘she might die’ while watching her sister Jamie Lynn promoting her explosive memoir on GMA on Wednesday.
Taking to the microblogging site, the superstar penned a lengthy prose explaining that she was sick with a ‘104 degree fever’ while begging her security to get her medication, before explaining her illness was the only reason she could ‘surrender to not caring’ about Jamie Lynn’s claims about her ‘crazy’ behavior.
Britney specifically refuted Jamie Lynn’s allegation that her behavior had been ‘erratic, paranoid and spiraling’ over the years, which Britney labeled as an attempt to ‘sell a book at my expense’, as their family rift rages on in the wake of Britney’s successful attempt to have her father removed as her conservator.
Calling her out: Britney called out her sister on Twitter, going as far as to call her a ‘scum person’
Performing her sister’s songs: In the GMA chat, Juju asked Jamie Lynn to explain the drama around her tribute to Britney at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards
On Wednesday, Jamie Lynn sent shockwaves when she sat down with Good Morning America’s Juju Chen to discuss her tell-all book, which Britney blasted in her post while also documenting her own illness.
In the Twitter post, the raging Criminal singer wrote: ‘My sister said was that my behavior was out of control. She was never around me much 15 years ago at that time… so why are then even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense ??? REALLY?’
She spoke about her illness, revealing that she ‘watched the interview with a 104 degree fever lol and it was actually kind of nice having a fever so high cause I had to surrender to not caring.’
She said: ‘I just couldn’t give a f**k but my head hurt so bad .. Of course I’m a drama queen if I get sick so I think I am dying!!! I’m not even joking … My body had chill bumps everywhere, like I was freezing yet my body was extremely hot and I couldn’t move. It was pretty intense…
‘I’m fine today, just sore and the fever has made my head extremely sensitive !!!! I also couldn’t even touch my own body … my skin was too sensitive.’
Didn’t like sharing her work: Jamie Lynn had told Juju that she’s since spoken to Britney – who’d said back in July that she ‘didn’t like’ her younger sister ‘showing up to an award show and performing my songs’
No reconciling: While Jamie said she though Britney wasn’t personally mad at her anymore, Britney seemed to say otherwise by writing, ‘I know it may sound like a silly thing to most people but I wrote a lot of my songs and my sister was the baby. [Jamie Lynn] never had to work for anything
In the GMA chat, Juju asked Jamie Lynn to explain the drama around her tribute to Britney at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards where she performed a medley of the singer’s biggest hits.
Jamie Lynn had told Juju that she’s since spoken to Britney – who’d said back in July that she ‘didn’t like’ her younger sister ‘showing up to an award show and performing my songs’ – and that she believes Britney is no longer ‘personally upset with me’ over the performance.
Good luck: Britney hit out at the upcoming tome
Britney appeared to quash any notion of an alleged reconciliation by giving a lengthy explanation as to why the tribute performance angered her so much – even going as far as to suggest that Jamie Lynn has had her successes handed to her over the years.
She wrote: ‘I know it may sound like a silly thing to most people but I wrote a lot of my songs and my sister was the baby. [Jamie Lynn] never had to work for anything. Everything was always given to her !!!!… If you were me, you might understand asking for 13 years for remixes to go into a small venue show and on tours !!!!…
’13 years alter they assign me as the MOTHER OF ALL… heart of gold … Britney sitting there seeing a 15 minute performance of everything I have ever wanted… But see, I always was the bigger person.’
She went on to blast her entire family, including mother Lynn and her father/former conservatorship Jamie, who ‘all got to DO IT and PLAY ME’ as she ‘sat there and took it’, writing: ‘But see now it’s a joke … the last thing I would ever do is ask for what was just given to her !!! So yes, they did ruin my dreams.’
Britney said she had once asked ‘my sister why she did that when she knew I was waiting to change my show and her words were ‘Well, it wasn’t my idea’ Hope your book does well, Jamie Lynn !!!!! I won’t be doing Instagram for awhile. The media, this 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.’