Britney Spears is upset that Christina Aguilera ‘refused to speak’ about abuse


Oh, God, we’re back in the 2002 time loop again! The time loop has been cycling through 2021 in bursts and ancient celebrity couples or celebrity beefs are being renewed all over the place. Apparently, we’re getting a redux of the Britney Spears-Christina Aguilera beef, although I never really believed that the two women had a massive amount of personal beef. Maybe it’s just been so long and I totally forget the backstory? Christina and Britney have known each other since they were little kids, working on the Mickey Mouse Club. Britney broke through and had big success before Christina, and Christina was accused of copying her and/or riding Britney’s coattails. There was public and private sniping back in the day, but I always assumed it was mostly an industry beef, like a beef between producers, song writers and Brit and Xtina’s respective teams. Turns out, Britney still has a grudge. She posted this video clip of Christina walking away from a question about Britney:

The clip is from the red carpet for the Latin Grammys, which were held last week. If you ask me, Christina’s publicist is the one who deserves all the ire. He should have known that Christina would be asked about it, and that the easiest way to handle those questions would be to merely say something vague and supportive, like “I’m so happy for Britney, and I’m praying for her, okay I have to go.” Christina knew the right thing to do, her publicist is just bad at his job. So Britney posted that clip with this message:

“I love and adore everyone who supported me … but refusing to speak when you know the truth, is equivalent to a lie!!! 13 years being in a corrupt abusive system yet why is such a hard topic for people to talk about??? I’m the one who went through it!!! All the supporters who spoke up and supported me thank you … Yes I do matter!”

For what it’s worth, Christina *did* speak about Britney’s situation in greater depth back in June, in a series of tweets about how people had taken Britney’s agency and freedom and “To a woman who has worked under conditions and pressure unimaginable to most, I promise you she deserves all of the freedom possible to live her happiest life. My heart goes out to Britney. She deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world.” Like, in Christina’s mind, there is no beef. But maybe Britney still thinks there’s something.

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  1. Likeyoucare says:

    If they were once friends. I will be hurt too when my friend ignore me when i am in need.
    But, maybe christina try to help but didnt know how.

    • DeniseMich says:

      I don’t enjoy the red hair on Christina. I think she was one of the first to issue a statement about free britney where she said she didn’t know the details but wanted britney freed.

    • Magick Wanda says:

      Cristina issued a lengthy statement in June and was very supportive of Britney and then she was asked this question while she was at the Latin Grammys. It was her night here, not Britney’s. Before she was pulled away, Cristina said she was happy for Britney. Not sure why that wasn’t enough.

      • Eleonora says:

        Yes, she made a statement of several tweets showing strong support.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Lashing out at Christina is not cool. Christina made a a supportive and kind statement many months ago. It would probably be in Britney’s best interest to stay off social media. People will not forget what she went through or that she exists if she takes time off from the world. Britney needs a friend to tell her this.

  2. TheOriginalMia says:

    Christina was late to the red carpet and was due to perform. Her publicist did her job and got her moving. Besides, she had already sent her love and support to Britney. She nor any celebs owes Britney anything more than that. The fact Britney is lashing out at Christina is worrying. Why does Britney care? She & Christina are not friends. They aren’t enemies either. Britney needs to figure out her newly restored life instead of looking for validation or imagined beefs online.

    • Chloe says:

      Yeah i kind of agree with this. I think Britney might be going through a lot emotional wise (understandingly so) after the hell that was her conservatorship.

      But lashing out at christina like this is over-reacting. Especially since Christina spoke on free Britney showing support, and again said: “im happy for her” right here.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        @Monica LOL “not Alice Evan’s level freedom” should be TM!

      • GraceB says:

        Britney is still on a journey, coming to terms with what happened to her. I bet theres a lot that she doesn’t even know about. The way in which Christina’s publicist pulled her away, makes me wonder whether she had been warned or threatened about speaking out, or whether she even knew exactly what was going on. She may have had Britney on one side telling her what was happening, and Britney’s dad telling her another version of events.

        When you’ve suffered from a mental illness, I think it’s far too easy for others around you to continue to use it against you. It sounds like Britney’s father has spent years telling others that she’s still unwell and not to believe her.

      • Sigmund says:

        I don’t think we know enough about their friendship (if there was one) to call it overreacting. Britney has been given labels like that for a long time—irrational, overreacting, etc. All codes for “crazy”.

        They were both in the Mickey Mouse club together as kids. It’s possible Britney feels they were close enough friends at one point that Christina should have done more to actively help her—reach out to her, suggest a lawyer, etc. More than just make a general statement. And maybe that’s not fair to Christina. But I think people want to try and place judgment here in a situation that we don’t know enough about.

        Britney has the right to her feelings, as does Christina. I can only imagine what both women have gone through.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      I think we should expect a lot more of this. Britney has never been “stable” and right now she’s probably changing meds and getting adjusted to her freedom.

      Her freedom isn’t going to be pretty. But she deserves it 100% because no one should be forced to work to make money for other people while not free.

      • Monica says:

        Yep. More of a Lindsey Lohan/Courtney Love type of freedom. As is her right. But hopefully not Alice Evans-level “freedom.”

      • FancyPants says:

        Your statement “her freedom isn’t going to be pretty” is a sentiment I agree with and think people need to be ready to accept. She’s going to make mistakes and some will be silly and some will be financially or personally detrimental but that’s her right as an adult just like the rest of us. It isn’t gonna be “happily ever after” like a Disney movie and that’s okay.

      • GraceB says:

        We don’t really know that Britney has never been stable though, or that she isn’t now. I think she must be for the courts to have made the decision that they did.

        People can have moments of being irrational, not thinking clearly, upset, or not in possession of all the facts, and still be stable within themselves. People who have bi-polar can be stable and lead healthy, fulfilling and independent lives.

        There is no reason why Britney’s freedom should have to be any kind of a car crash, as long as she has people that genuinely support her. That’s the part which concerns me. Whether people around her really have her best interests at heart, and whether she really trusts them.

    • terra says:

      Plus, Christina got into a lot of trouble early in her career *because* she spoke out about abuse and situations she found worrying, with Eminem’s lyrics about his ex-wife being foremost among them.

      I was in the prime age range for both Britney and Christina when they debuted and Christina still has one of my favorite voices of all time. Her biological father abused her mother terribly, as well as Christina herself. She’s spoken about her childhood at length, both in interviews and in her music. It’s not unbroken ground with her. She’s always made her stance against abuse clear, whatever form it may take.

      Other commenters have pointed out that Christina did support Britney on Twitter earlier this year – thanks for that, guys! I didn’t know that already as I am Twitterless myself – so I’m not sure what else Christina needs to be doing in Britney’s eyes.

      It seems as if Britney is falling back into the trap the media set for the two of them in the beginning years of their careers. Newsflash, Britney: not everything needs to be a war with the two of you. Maybe focus on your kids, your fiancé, and your newfound freedom, hmm?

    • JayNay says:

      i think this is completely understandable from Britney’s side. She went through an incredibly abusive situation that a lot of people knew about. That so few people spoke up on her behalf probably feels to her like those people contributed to the abuse by refusing to help her. I think we should extend a lot of grace to Britney.
      Talking about her about “changing meds” is extremely inappropriate… those are personal issues, and she now finally has the freedom to make her own medical choices. we all need to give her some space.

  3. pottymouth pup says:

    Her publicist pulled her away because she was running late for her performance. That said, she’s in a bit of a damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t situation because whatever she said in support of Britney could easily have responded in criticism of her trying to interject herself into the situation more to get attention (people have been crapping on her since the beginning of her career and, of course, much of that was coupled with Britney = good; Christina = turd narrative that remains in place to this day. I understand that Britney’s coming from a place of great trauma but it wasn’t Christina who cause that trauma & Christina wasn’t involved in it (she’s been dealing with her own shit for the past 20+ years) and, sadly, the amount of rational mature adults following Britney who understand that Christina doesn’t deserve what Britney dished out, the majority of those following Britney were quick to start targeting Christina. I fear that without a really good team around her (which will need to include an ethical mental health professional), Britney could easily turn into the next Rose McGowan.

    • Sunnydaze says:

      AGREE! Plus, even if the June statements from CA came “too late”, what was CA supposed to do? Iggy Azalea discussed being threatened/coerced into NDAs by Jamie Spears, as I’m sure many others who collaborated with Britney did as well, but ultimately I think a LOT of people on the outside saw someone who was clearly unwell and assumed a conservatorship wouldn’t be in place if it weren’t REALLY SERIOUS. We still don’t know what her Dx is (if any), but ultimately I understand Britney’s trauma will likely cause some erratic responses and actions toward those she perceives helped/harmed (justified or otherwise). But otherwise, yeah, CA is in a lose lose position.

    • N0b0dy says:

      Exactly to everything you just said pottymouth!

    • Otaku fairy says:

      All of this. I may be a little biased because I LOVE Christina, but this is so true.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I feel bad for Christina because she is always asked about Britney, but Britney is rarely asked about Christina. I think it must be frustrating for Christina when she is there on the red carpet to promote her own work and yet any sound bite from her appearance would have been all about Britney. However I do think this is probably the one time where Christina and her team should have conceded, because they knew there were going to be questions about Britney thrown at her, so they should have just prepared something because it was unavoidable.

  4. Jan says:

    I remember when Britney was top banana and the attacks on Christina were ruthless.
    Britney need to concentrate on her well being, Christina don’t owe her any thing.

  5. ML says:

    Honestly, I don’t believe Christina did anything really evil here and Britney should apologize to her for going off the deep end. I do not believe that Britney should have been in a conservatorship AND I do believe that Britney is not 100% well. As stated, Christina has publically supported her this year, and Christina did not speak out against Britney at the Latin Grammys. It is not healthy (cough, Trump) to sort people in “either for or against me” groups like that. I can understand that she’s angry and traumitized, but this reaction was not right. I hope Britney gets real help.

    • OliviaJoy says:

      While I’m happy Britney is out of her father’s clutches as far as her conservatorship goes, I agree that I don’t think she is 100% either. Sometimes there seems like there is something “off” still. Maybe it’s just about adjusting her medication but she seems to still be in a fragile kind of mental state which I’m sure comes with years of being controlled.

      • Layla Beans says:

        I agree. Her IG posts are…interesting. It’s like she’s stuck in the early 2000s. The posts of her posing in low rise shorts and crop tops remind me how she dressed back then.

        I also don’t trust Sam A as far as I could throw him. Didn’t her dad vet her boyfriends? How did this one pass through the Dad test and still be a good one for her?

        I want her to be happy and healthy etc but my gut says the wheels are gonna come off this bus fast.

      • LaraW” says:

        @Layla Beans— I think she’s stuck in the early 2000’s because her father kept her in the early 2000’s. That kind of extensive damage is going to take a really, really long time to unpack. The narrative of being a victim is convenient and easy to understand; recovery is not. I hope Britney had healthy support community backing her, because while everyone’s journey to recovery is unique there are some fundamental, intrinsic aspects to the process: recovery is not linear, it takes years, and freedom doesn’t magically release you from the mental bars that have been imposed on you for years.

        I wish her the best, and I do hope she stays off social media. Christina went through her own recovery and it seems like she’s in a better place than before, sharing her story with others in hopes that it will help them. I hope Britney gets to a point someday when she can recognize that.

  6. caela says:

    This is really sad. I do think there was kind of a competitiveness to them and occasional swipes early on but that seemed to have settled. I thought Christina’s tweets in June were thoughtful and sweet, but probably Britney didn’t see them. Love them both so hope they can make up and maybe collab together.

  7. ReginaGeorge says:

    That was ridiculous and childish on Britney’s part. Xtina had nothing to do with her conservatorship and really doesn’t owe her anything but even still, she said “I’m happy for her” or something to that extent even after her publicist told the journalist she wasn’t commenting. What else did Britney want? A whole ass kissing? Xtina was already late, she said what she said, and kept it moving. This was the Latin Grammy’s red carpet, not a whole sit down interview on her thoughts on Britney. Beyonce generally does similar when asked about things while she’s on the move. Either she doesn’t comment at all or she gives some short generic statement. Would love to see #freebritney and the hive going at each other over something like this lol

    I’m afraid Britney has been too busy listening to her sycophantic Stan’s who blow sunshine up her ass no matter what she does and applaud all of her behavior regardless of how tacky it may be. Where does everyone think she even got that clip with the criticisms of Christina from? It was from them. She needs to put the phone down and get off of social media and go enjoy her new found freedom before she wears out the goodwill people have for her and she goes full Rose McGowan.

    • Twin falls says:

      She needs to put the phone down and get off of social media and go enjoy her new found freedom

      +1 she has a lot of healing to do and it doesn’t need to be for public consumption.

  8. Alexandria says:

    Since Britney is recovering maybe Christina can reach out to her personally on this if she wished Britney well. For some reason Christina’s public support seems to mean something to Britney. It’s confusing to me but again Britney is not fully recovered so I will cut her some slack and I’m certainly not going to diss Christina.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Just because Britney wants something from Chistina, does not mean Christina needs to do anything for her. Privately or publicly.

      Boundaries and discernment are really REALLY valuable to have when dealing with other humans – particularly those with some brand of personality disorder.

      The only one who needs to take care of Britney while she heals is Britney.

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        THIS! ALL. DAY.

        What responsibility does Xtina have over Britney? They aren’t related, they aren’t even friends. They are colleagues that haven’t really interacted with each other in decades. Also, no matter what opinion people have, (most of us agree there was some overreach with her family) we are all on the outside looking in. And without violating her HIPAA and other privacy rights, we will never really know. So it’s not really in Xtinas place to comment further other than what she already has. And her saying she’s happy for her as she was walking away to get ready for a performance was enough.

      • Maureen says:

        Um….how do we know that Britney actually has a mental illness?? We don’t. We really don’t. She got the conservatorship put on her because she was “diagnosed” with DEMENTIA.

        She is TRAUMATIZED because of everything that happened to her in the past 15 years(yes, I’m going back to her original postpartum depression). She clearly had a nervous breakdown back then but normal people with no mental illness can have those and bounce back eventually.

        I’m giving her the biggest break. We don’t know what ever really happened with her and Christina. We don’t. I figure this was more about their past and not about right now. Britney is allowed to be flawed without people checking her relentlessly….already. Good Lord in heaven, the woman is allowed to do or say whatever she wants in her first week of freedom! We can give her a week of grace, right? She was a literal slave!

      • Alexandria says:

        @Yup, end of day yes Christina doesn’t owe Britney an explanation.

  9. Eurydice says:

    Just because Britney is free doesn’t mean she’s become a different person.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Particularly if she’s been externally controlled for the last 15ish years, meaning she’s missed opportunities for certain maturation and growth. It’s going to take a bit for her to catch up.

      She looks hella immature for this, though. Starting spats online is not a good look.

  10. BethAnne says:

    It’s the old two things can be true. Britney was in an abusive situation against her will for years, but also may not be mentally stable and have serious mental health issues. I think things are going to get messy, as the segment of her fans who refuse to acknowledge the latter try and justify what is likely going to be unpredictable and sometimes inappropriate behaviour from her as she hopefully works to getting to a healthy space.

  11. Talie says:

    This makes me question whether it is actually her writing this stuff on social media – there’s so much mystery around her and what she’s really like now. It would be intriguing to hear her speak for herself in an unfiltered interview just to see what’s all doing. The constant attacks on social media at perceived enemies doesn’t feel like something a lawyer would recommend.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      She’s fully out of the conservatorship. Her lawyer can recommend all he wants but it doesn’t mean she is going to listen or do what they tell her. Especially when her fans start egging her on saying things like “Yass, Dragney is back!” after dragging anyone she feels has wronged her. I think after being “handled” for 13 years she is going to go the opposite direction and ignore anyone she perceives as trying to tell her what to do unless it’s Sam or her Stans.

    • cassandra says:

      I’m sure there will be a tell all interview at some point in the future. I’m looking forward to it. I just hope it’s with someone ethical and sympathetic to Britney.

  12. Otaku fairy says:

    I hate to say it, but this has all been self-centered and tone deaf of Britney and her stans, especially since Christina has already supported her. This was a Latina artist trying to celebrate and do her job at the LATIN grammys, and Britney lashed out because the moment couldn’t be all about her, even though she’s been getting plenty of public attention and support lately. There is a time and a place for everything.

    This is concerning because some of Britney’s fans have a long history of being aggressively nasty to any woman who isn’t Britney. They always slut-shame her and other women, and try to mock and belittle the hardships and suffering of women who aren’t Britney Spears. As if Britney was the only one to be treated badly and the discussions around how women have been treated should not expand beyond her. They’ve been very misogynistic in their reactions to this story.
    Hopefully Briney will apologize and tell her stans to chill.

  13. Digital Unicorn says:

    Christina doesn’t owe Britney anything and has already been supportive toward her. PS I love her new hair, red suits Xtina.

    Brit needs to stay off SM and adjust privately to her new life post conservatorship, lashing out like this only gives cause to her family to talk trash about her to the press for money. The recent doc’s filed by Jodi Montgomerie is already trying to hide information about the conservatorship – it will be interesting to see if that is really Brit’s wishes as I get the impression she wants to tell all.

  14. Jillyybean says:

    Get over yourself Britney

  15. Maddie says:

    Britney jumped the gun. It’s ok to be mad – anyone would be in her situation – but Christina had nothing to do with it.

  16. OliviaJoy says:

    I mean…not everyone needs to give a comment all the time when asked about Britney and it doesn’t mean they are against her either. Her publicist also doesn’t deserve any hate. She has a job to do to get her client moving along. Christina said something nice at the every end.

  17. Barbie1 says:

    Britney overreacting. Hope Christina isn’t too upset by this.

  18. ME says:

    I don’t fault Christina at all. If she had said anything, the media and fans would have dissected it and found a reason to cancel her. She said nothing and they still found a reason to attack her. So stupid. Britney needs to realize the whole world does not revolve around her. Go enjoy your freedom Britney. Keep your anger for those who actually deserve it.

  19. Mich says:

    I think Britney is on a crash course about the dangers and pitfalls of social media.

    • ME says:

      I hope someone is controlling her social media or at least monitoring it. She’s gonna tweet or post something that is going to get her cancelled. Which is sad, considering everyone was rooting for her. I think she should stay off social media, keep going to therapy, and just enjoy her life.

  20. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    Eh…I’m with Britney on this one. If Aguilera was running SO late, why did she even stop to speak to the press line? And yes she has a manager or PR person tracking her time, but she is a woman in or nearing her 40s who has been famous nearly her entire lifetime. Her PR person can’t tell her what to do and she complies every single time. She could and should have answered the question. It is a bad, bad, bad look to walk away at any question concerning Britney and her conservatorship. Which brings me to my next question, did Aguilera tell her PR person to shuffle her along if she was asked a question about Britney? Maybe Aguilera doesn’t want to keep talking about the woman whose shadow she’s been performing under for so long.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      Sorry but Xtina doesn’t owe her any comments at all. She’s not her family, she’s not even a close friend. She actually said she’s happy for her and walked off. It’s the Latin Grammy’s. Not a Britney concert. Xtina also wrote several posts on Twitter a few months ago in her support. Not sure what else she needed from her when Xtina is an outsider with her own life, her own kid and own issues to deal with. It’s not fair to put any responsibility on Christina or any other outsider for that matter.

      • ME says:

        100 % agree.

      • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

        It’s about public perception. You cannot argue that it is helpful or beneficial to Aguilera to be filmed WALKING AWAY from a question about the end of Britney’s conservatorship. There isn’t any excuse for Aguilera. She’s been in the business a long time, she knows how to manage her team. And we’re Celebitches, we have an idea of the amount of preparation it takes for a celebrity of Aguilera’s caliber to attend an award show. She didn’t want to answer any Britney questions except for a simple “I’m happy for her.” It was a bad look. And Britney called her out.
        Also, not in direct response to you but in general: I don’t know why the idea that Britney feels “owed” something has taken hold on the thread. What happened to Britney is, in the words of our President, a BFD. How could Christina Aguilera NOT have something to say? It’s not about being “owed”: they were peers, rivals, contemporaries. It was Britney AND Christina on VMA stage with Madonna, not Britney and Mandy Moore. So, is it really a symptom of her “instability” that she would expect a more significant answer from Aguilera just days (if that) after the conservatorship ended?
        If Britney was going after Olivia Rodrigo, okay yes I would agree with your sentiments because who is that teenager to Britney Spears? But Christina Aguilera? Come on.

    • L says:

      🙄 Oh please! She doesn’t owe Britney anything, and yet, she still supported her a couple of months ago via lengthy tweets.

      As far as being her shadow, umm no! Christina is far more talented vocally. She has her won her success. Britney just had the better team.

    • MelOn says:

      Ehh… Britney’s business is not her business and anyone with sense doesn’t want to make expansive public comments about situations of which they have no first hand knowledge She’s already voiced support for her. That’s all she “has” to do.

  21. minx says:

    People have a lot of goodwill for Britney but she’s going to burn through it if she doesn’t pick her battles.

    • Abby says:

      This. I hope someone can lovingly guide Britney off of social media while she adjusts to her freedom before she damages her reputation. She’s been through a lot, and it’s going to take time (and therapy) to heal. I wish her well.

  22. Amy Too says:

    It’s sort of like someone spent over a decade ruining Britney but now we’re mad at Britney for being ruined. “Ruined” isn’t the right word here to use about a person, but the sentiment still stands. Since a very young age she’s been surrounded by toxic people pushing her to do things against her will, or manipulating her into doing things that weren’t healthy for her all while convincing her it’s what she actually wanted, taking advantage of her financially/emotionally/mentally/physically, modeling warped values for her, and then for over a decade she had every aspect of her life fully controlled by an abusive, toxic man for his benefit. And we’re upset/mad/disappointed *at her* for being a little toxic and value warped right now? For being self-centered? Her entire life had basically been shrunk down to revolve solely around herself. Everyone in her life was there to control her, and “advise” her, and constantly talk about her and strategize her career, and her mental health, and her money, and her physical health, and her mental health, and her legal issues, and her conservatorship, etc, etc, etc, and her access to the outside world and what was going on out there in the world was very limited. So I’m not surprised that 1) she’s self centered and 2) she’s acting out in toxic ways. I’m not mad at her, I’m mad at her family, and the conservatorship, and the legal system that allowed this abuse to continue for over a decade. People were systematically destroying her for years and we’re upset at her for being destroyed?

    Usually when people have a toxic life or childhood, and then they act poorly as an adult, we say things like “she’s an adult, she could have gotten some therapy and mental health help once she was an adult and broken the cycle. She was an abuse victim as a child, but now she’s responsible for her own behavior and mental health and should have gotten help.” Britney could not get help though, because of the conservatorship. She could now, buts it literally been what?—a week?—since she’s won her freedom? AND it’s not like she even knows she needs any help yet, or that the way she’s acting and the way she’s thinking is abnormal, because this has literally been her normal forever and she hasn’t really been exposed to the outside world long enough to see that her Britney-centric, stuck in 2002 world view is abnormal. I feel like people who grow up in abusive homes generally have some sense that it’s not quite normal because they still have access to the outside world: they go to school or stores, they talk with other people in person or online, they consume media. Britney has been so controlled, every aspect of her life so controlled for so long, her world shrunk down to basically just include her family, her staff her doctors, her boyfriend, and her house—and we can see that based on the fact that she dresses and acts like its 2002! She seriously thinks she’s legitimately in some kind of rivalry or beef with Christina Auguilera right now, still, in 2021!

    So it’s going to take awhile. She has to 1) realize that her current world view doesn’t match anyone else’s and 2) recognize that basically everything about her life and worldview is so toxic and twisted right now that she might need some therapy or help dealing with it and then 3) possibly get some therapy and process decades worth of abuse and toxic family dynamics and being used as a cash cow while not even being allowed to carry cash (so much abuse: legal abuse, financial abuse, medical abuse, physical, mental, social, psychological abuse from basically every single person she interacted with for over a decade while she was in conservatorship), and then 4) see if she even wants to change. Maybe after what she’s gone through, she wants to be a angry forever and spiteful forever. And even if she is, I’m not going to really be mad/disappointed at her, I’m going to be mad at the people who made her like this. Maybe there is some level of abuse and coercive control that you just can’t really bounce back from. And that wouldn’t be her fault. It would be the fault of the people who abused and controlled her. In my eyes, at least.

    • LaraW” says:

      Agree with you in all points. However, I hope she stays away from social media. There’s a lot of safe spaces on the internet (I count CB as one of them), but I generally find social media to be distracting at best, toxic and detrimental at worst.

  23. Sigmund says:

    Honestly, I think people are forgetting that Britney and Christina knew each other as kids and were likely friends at one point, back in their Mickey Mouse Club days. It seems like Britney feels like their friendship meant Christina should have done more to actively help her. We’re still learning about Britney’s situation, and we know that Christina went through some incredibly tough things too in her past, and Britney is likely only looking at it from her perspective. But I don’t think most of us know enough about their relationship to say who’s wrong or right. It may be that Britney expected a once-friend to do more than issue a statement.

    Either way, Britney doesn’t need to be labeled as “unstable” or “irrational” for having feelings, which a lot of comments here are doing. Women have been controlled by those kind of claims for a long time.

  24. February-Pisces says:

    I feel like this was an open goal for Christina that was completely missed. She should have prepared a soft and brief sentence like “ I’m really happy for her and I wish her all the best for the future” etc and moved on, it’s that simple and no one would have cared. But it seems like her team didn’t want her going there at all. I don’t think Christina intentionally set out to shade Britney at all, but her publicist dragging her away like that as soon as Britney’s name is mentioned made the whole thing way more dramatic. But I think Christina must always get asked about Britney, which must be annoying for her because she’s there to promote her own work.

    I think they must have had some beef in the past for Britney to automatically assume Christina was being a bitch. I think Christina was always overshadowed by Britney back in the day, like the Madonna vma performance where Christina was basically forgotten about, I felt bad for her.

    But I think Britney needs to pick and choose where she lays her rage because she has much bigger fish to fry than Christina. I feel like everything Britney says now will be used against her to try and make her look crazy and vengeful, so she needs to be aware of that and really be selective about what she says.

    • L says:

      Christina is not obligated to say anything about Britney! She gave her support a few months ago already. Yet, she still said she was happy for her…she can’t win!

      • February-Pisces says:

        You clearly not understanding what I’m saying. Yes she’s not obligated, but being dragged away by her publicist when britneys name was mentioned looked way worse. I feel bad for Christina as she is always asked about Britney and she was at an event to promote her work. The sound bite would have been all about Britney had she said something which is why her people probably didn’t want Christina going there, it takes focus from Christina’s own appearance at the event.

        But I feel like this is probably the one time Christina should have conceded and prepared a brief sentence in advance just to congratulate her, because the Britney questions were unavoidable.

      • February-Pisces says:

        Also “she can’t win” ??? Yes Christina could have easily easily won, because no one would have said anything bad if she had just congratulated Britney. That’s why her team completely dropped the ball on this by not being prepared.

      • L says:

        Again, she does NOT OWE her anything! No explanation, no comment, no praised, etc. She is not responsible for what she went and is going through, Britney’s own family is! No one is obligated to say anything for that matter. Just because in your and most stans eyes, she looked bad. My goodness! It was her night to perform.

        It’s great that Britney is free and that is what she and her fans should focus on.

  25. Yvette says:

    How could Christina Aguilera have ridden Britney’s coattails when Britney, Christina, and Ricky Martin were all three nominated for the ‘Best New Artist’ Grammy in 2000 and Christina won the Grammy?

    Both Britney and Ricky were asked to perform at the Grammy’s that year because ‘everyone’ thought either Britney or Ricky–who were both hot as fire in 1999 (the year each of their debut albums were released)–would win the award. Britney as blond, pretty, and sexy and Ricky was handsome, sexy, and a heck of a dancer.

    The camera didn’t even show Christina until the ‘Best New Artist’ category was announced and then it trained, back and forth, between Britney and Ricky back stage. Christina, sitting along with her Manager in the audience, was the most surprised person in the audience when her name was called. Everyone had completely dismissed her, with that incredible voice, so even she believed Britney or Ricky would win the Grammy. That was one of the rare years Grammy got it right. 🙂

  26. Petra says:

    I hope this is taken care of by their publicists in private conversations. After the private convo then a quick public twitter or insta post by both.
    Christina: ❤️ Britney! Hurray for freedom.
    Britney: Yay girl! Freedom is great ❤️ .

  27. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    This isn’t helpful Brit.

  28. cassandra says:

    I can’t imagine how angry Britney is about the past 15 years of her life. I’m sure she’s livid most of the time. She’s probably grieving for the time she lost and the life she could have had.

    I think we’ll see her lashing out like this more in the future-which is entirely understandable. Unfortunately I think she picked an inappropriate target this time.

  29. Jay says:

    Britney’s comments remind me that she is still dealing with her experiences, and we might not always agree with or like what that looks like. Just as we sometimes want a perfect “victim” when someone is going through trauma, we also sometimes want someone to be a perfect “survivor” and parcel out coherent, uplifting life lessons to the rest of us for some happy resolution. That’s not her job.

    I wonder how much, if at all, she is interacting with people other than on social media. I also suspect it might be a rollercoaster for her for awhile – it sounds like she was not able to make her own choices for years, and I’ll bet even before then her life was pretty sheltered as a child star. She might even be stuck, socially or culturally, at a previous age, and I don’t envy her figuring it all out in public.

  30. Meg says:

    I agree I think Brit is a bit off here but as someone who has been severely gaslit myself I know it sets me off when people seem to not be believing what I went through and I wonder if that may be what Brit is reacting to here. Being told you’re crazy and ‘everyone’ thinks that so your relationship to reality and your feelings have been f’d with for so long. Brit not remembering Christina showed her support previously in that tweet and this short clip was influenced by her publicist being late for the shows performance, and Brit was abused in front of off our eyes for over a decade, that’s disgusting to think about the amount of lies told to us and her so I think she’s defensive to say the least and who can blame her?

  31. Eleonor says:

    I think Britney needs help and professional support more than ever.
    Basically she has been an hostage for most of her life, and suddenly now she is free.
    She must work on herself: she went to court, and that is tough for everyone, she is dealing with her mental health, and now this ?
    That woman need help to build her life after more than a decade of being abused.

  32. ElleE says:

    Let’s give video this the “Red Snapper Funeral Truther” treatment:

    The question Xtina couldn’t answer, that one that made head snap back, blink slowly and her bite her lip and while simultaneously turning to her handler (the only time she turned around)?

    — “Britney (recoils, long eye close and turn around, steps back)…have you any communication with her?”–

    That was a “yes!” or “no!” or a “not in a long time but I hope to again soon!” question. A softball, and not off the mark as the women have known each other most of their lives and performed with Madonna,…meaning, this isn’t like asking Mariah Carey if she’s had any communication with Britney. The person was looking for some “she sounded great!” comments or whatever.

    Xtima panicked, she really did. And so did her handler. I bet $20 that there has been communication from Britney or someone reaching out on Britney’s behalf) and Xtina is, for reasons we may never know, is panicking at the sound of Britney’s name and couldn’t even fake it for the camera. This is so obvious?

    Britney could be insanely lashing out at 10’s of people now, all day long on Twitter and the only person she has teed off on is Xtina. This is hilarious and I would not want to be Xtina right now. Britney’s Oprah interview is going to smash all of Oprah’s previous records.

    Britney is free to talk right now and for 13 years a lot of people got comfortable with her not having a voice. She is like what JLo aspires to be but kind of cosplays: a A-List “still got it” 90’s veteran signer-songwriter-dancer (she has a whole album she recorded that her label would not release -just certain songs are buried on the net, it is like Billie Ellish if BE could sing and dance (sorry!)) and she will be back on the red carpet and everyone is going to want to hear what she has to say. Even if they say they don’t want to hear her, they will listen.

  33. Trish says:

    I think Britney has real issues that warranted her being watched. She clearly was a danger to her kids and she’s not a great pet owner either. Now in one week she’s posted about having a baby girl and getting a kitten, being a spokesperson for people with disabilities and getting back into music. Maybe just sit down and take a breath Britney.

    • MelOn says:

      This! What I’m fervently hoping that in a year or so we’re not all going….”Ohhhhh, I see it now.” She needs to hire a great publicist, a financial manager and get some help to re-enter into adulthood as her own person.

  34. MelOn says:

    It’s possible to wish the best for Britney while not co-signing bad behavior on her part. This was bad behavior. I hope she decides to spend less time firing back on social media and more time getting herself and the life she wants together.

    • Elizabeth says:

      The best thing Britney could do for herself right now would be to get off of social media and get A LOT of help on how to move forward in every aspect of her life. Psychologically, financially, emotionally, etc. I think anyone who is being honest with themselves can see that Britney still appears “off” in some way when she speaks, and appears generally unkempt. She needs someone to kindly tell her that while your story is tragic and certainly the center of your universe, everyone else’s life does not revolve around what you went through. She has more goodwill on her side than most celebs could ever hope for but she needs to be careful what she does with it.

  35. Lucy2 says:

    I think we’re going to see a lot of this sort of thing as Britney works through everything and figures out her life now, and how to balance what is said privately vs publicly. Many average people don’t handle social media well, and she’s coming at it after 13 years of extreme isolation and abuse. I hope people have patience and grace with her.
    Christina has been supportive, and continues to be. She may not feel it’s her place to speak to much on this situation publicly, or at least not yet. Her publicist could have handled that a lot better though.
    My best wishes to both women.

  36. Lily says:

    A lot of celebrities from Britney’s childhood benefited from her being held back and locked away in the conservatorship. Timberlake, and Xtina too. Britney was a bigger superstar than Xtina so for Britney to “go away” helped Xtina’s career I’m sad to say. Yes, Britney was still out there doing the residencies and making some appearances but with the way social media & technology has progressed since the early 2000s, Britney missed out on making millions possibly billions had she never been in the conservatorship. So I can see where she is coming from, maybe she feels like Xtina never spoke out before because it was better for her for Britney to be in the conservatorship. That could be how Britney feels.

    • Gigi says:

      Christina hasn’t had a hit solo album since 2006’s Back to Basics, and she’s publicly struggled to reach similar heights in her music career for over ten years. Her last tour was held at smaller venues. Britney, on the other hand, went on multiple stadium tours until she started her Vegas residency. The only way you can believe that Christina turned into a worldwide superstar with multi-platinum albums during Britney’s “absence” (which was when? She released several album between 2008 and 2016) is if you’re a regular on Breathe Heavy

    • L says:

      🙄 You’re being ridiculous! Christina, the one with actual talent, is successful in her own right! Britney’s just a mediocre performer/“singer” with a better team behind her.

      Anyway, hope Britney gets the help she truly needs.

  37. Kristen says:

    Team Britney.

    I’m 50, so I’ve followed their interpersonal dynamics from the 90s forward.

    Christina didn’t want Britney to take away attention from HER moment at the Grammy’s. I get not wanting to share it! This wasn’t coming from her publicist – Christina did the ‘look back’ to her publicist and then the publicist came forward and said ‘no we’re not doing this!’

    What these narcissistic stars don’t realize – is that making a short, heart-felt, supportive comment, no matter how disingenuous, will only reflect wonderfully on THEM!
    So dumb.

    She should have said I am thrilled about the news and I am Team Britney forever.
    How hard is that? So dumb – her team dropped the ball.

    Britney is smart enough to know that Christina was too selfish to share 15 seconds of the spotlight to send her good will.

    Yes, I saw the statement Christina made – but – it would seem more authentic if it came from her in a live moment vs something her team wrote! Eye roll.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Nope. It’s sort of like an “Imma let you finish” coming from Britney and some of her stans in this case. Britney is not perfect, and that’s ok. She’s been to hell and back and certainly should be able to make mistakes and have flaws without that being used to justify the awful ways she’s been treated. But that doesn’t mean we can’t point out when she’s in the wrong or handling things in ways that could have a toxic impact on others. People recognize that with Demi Lovato, who is younger than Britney and has been abused in awful ways, so we should be able recognize the same with Britney too.

      This is probably going to become a pattern, and that’s not good. Fanbases with histories of misogyny (and other things) should not be getting sicced on female artists just because they didn’t make a satisfying enough speech about Britney or someone similar at the Latin Grammys or the BET awards. Or any other event that’s about performers from another culture.

  38. A.Key says:

    Britney should get off social media and focus on her mental health which obviously isn’t great.

  39. Div says:

    While Christina doesn’t owe Brit anything, I feel like people forgot how cruel she was back in the day. She’s 40ish now and I’m sure she’s matured & she has seemingly repaired her relationships with most stars….but she was really vicious and in the age of social media would have been dragged. She made fun of Brit & KFed, made fun of her on stage with Timberlake after he slut shamed Brit, poked fun at a Brit after she shaved her hair, and more….she also was starting beefs with a lot of women.

    So yeah, I can see how Brit felt maybe that tweet in the past was disingenuous or for PR and bristled at this… even if it wasn’t fair on Brit’s part.