Britney Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn have become engaged in a public dispute over a recent TV interview and the pair’s past relationship.
The singer accused her younger sibling of using the interview on Wednesday to promote her new book “at my expense”.
Britney said Jamie Lynn had “never had to work for anything” and the family “love to pull me down and hurt me”.
Jamie Lynn said Britney’s statements were “absolutely not the truth” and she was “always here” for her sister.
The 30-year-old also said she had to explain to her children “why our family continues to get death threats, as a result of their aunt’s vague and accusatory posts, especially when we know she could tell the truth”.
Britney has repeatedly criticised her family for the way she was treated during a 13-year conservatorship, when her finances and lifestyle were controlled by father Jamie. The arrangement was ended by a court in November.
Britney’s sister gave an interview to ABC’s Good Morning America earlier this week to promote her memoir Things I Should Have Said.
The book reportedly details her own life story, including her young daughter’s near fatal accident in 2017, her relationship with Britney and the role she played in the singer’s controversial conservatorship.
During the interview, Jamie Lynn described herself as “my sister’s biggest supporter” and said she “took steps to help” end the conservatorship.
But according to ABC, she also describes Britney’s past behaviour in the book as “erratic”, “paranoid” and “spiralling”.
Writing on Twitter, Britney said: “I looked at my phone and I see that my sister did her interview to promote her book.
“The two things that did bother me that my sister said was how my behaviour was out of control.
“She was never around me much 15 years ago at that time… so why are we even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense.”
Britney also said she was still upset by Jamie Lynn previously performing remixes of her hit songs.