Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears appear to be calling a truce…kind of.
Following a series of public callouts over her sister’s controversial memoir, Things I Should Have Said, Britney shared an impassioned plea with Jamie Lynn on social media. “Jamie Lynn… I don’t think your book is about me at all… I said some harsh things because you obviously hurt me by the things you are making up about me!!!” Britney began the lengthy Twitter note on January 15.
Britney, of course, seems to be referring to at least one passage in Jamie Lynn’s memoir that accuses the singer of locking them in a room while brandishing a knife. On January 14, Britney refuted those claims wholeheartedly, writing “only a scum person would make up such things about someone.”
Now, Britney says her point is that Jamie Lynn is not a “scum person,” which is what makes the situation so hurtful and confusing. “But it doesn’t make sense at all to me what you are saying!!! I know you worked hard for the life you have and you have done amazing!!!!” Britney continued. “But I think we would both have to agree to the fact that the family has never been remotely as hard on you as they have been on me!!! What Dad did to me, they don’t even do that to criminals… so for you to sit back and act completely aloof to what has happened to me is honestly insane to me!!!”
She added, “Do you know anybody who worked as hard as I did and the hours I put in during those 13 years only to be sent away for 4 months for no reason at all??? And I won’t even mention what was done to me in that place!!!”
“All I know is I love you unconditionally!!!” Britney Spears continued. “So go ahead and say whatever you want… it’s so tacky for a family to fight publicly like this!!! You say you love me… yet your loyalty is still with the people that hurt me the most!!!”
Britney concluded her message by telling Jamie Lynn to “say whatever” she wants. “I don’t care anymore!!! Say whatever you want to say just know I do know your real heart more than anyone!!! It’s your life and you deserve a beautiful life,” she wrote. “I wish I would be able to do what you’re doing and do interviews!!! I’m scared of all of it… I admire you for being strong… just know I love you and I think you know that already more than anything!!!”
You can read the entire post, here:
According to People, Jamie Lynn responded to the message on Instagram Stories by asking her older sister to talk to her privately. “Britney- Just call me, I have attempted many times to speak to you directly and handle this privately like sisters should, but you still choose to do everything on a public platform,” Jamie Lynn wrote. “In the meantime, please stop continuing the narrative that I haven’t been there for you or that I’m making things up. I’m happy to share how many times I’ve reached out to you, supported you and tried to help you. This is embarrassing and has to stop. I love you.”