Britney Spears has posted an Instagram response to allegations in U.K. tabloid The Sun alleging that the singer's family is concerned the pop star may have a drug abuse problem. The report contained a purported interview with Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline, who voiced fears that Spears has been using meth.
In her statement, Spears wrote: “The fact that people are claiming things that are not true is so sad,” she said. “This may not even be them saying such things because it doesn’t make any sense to me for them to be saying that.” The post continues, ending with Spears' hope that "it is just the news being hateful and Kevin nor Preston said any of those things."
The same day as Spears's Instagram post, Federline issued a statement to TMZ denying that he made any drug allegations against Spears during his interview with the Sun.
“It saddens our family that [The Sun’s] Daphne Barak and Erbil Gunasti have decided to fabricate lies and publish the heart ache our family has endured," Federline said, "along with the trauma of our minor children in the Daily Mail and The Sun. We did allow Daphne & Bill into our home because we trusted them, but that trust was lost and we severed ties back in March for many reasons we choose not to go into here.”
In 2021, Britney Spears' state-ordered conservatorship was ended after 13 years. Since then, she's signed a multi-million dollar book deal and teamed up with Elton John to release "Hold Me Closer," a dance remix of his classic "Tiny Dancer." Read her full IG statement below.