Jamie Lynn Spears is on the defensive after being called out by her big sister, Britney Spears.
Jamie Lynn, 30, is gearing up for the Jan. 18 release of her memoir, “Things I Should Have Said.” But the upcoming outing was marred by controversy when Britney, 40, took to Instagram on Thursday to blast her younger sister and the rest of her family for taking advantage of her music career.
On Friday, Jamie Lynn reacted to Britney’s comments on social networks.
“The last thing I want to do is this, but here we are… It’s hard to see these messages, because I know the world feels it too. I just wish him well. Brit, I’m still there, you know behind the scenes, I’ve always been there. It got exhausting when the conversations and texts we have in private don’t match what you post on social media. I know you’re going through a lot of things and I never want to diminish that, but I can also ‘I don’t diminish myself,’ Jamie Lynn wrote in a lengthy statement shared to her Instagram on Friday.
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His message continues: “Quite frankly, the things that are said are absolutely not the truth, and I must clarify this, because now it is increasingly difficult for me to justify to my eldest daughter why our family continues to receive death threats as a result of vague and accusatory messages from their aunt, especially when you know she could tell the truth, and be done with it in a second if she wanted to.
“Unfortunately, after a lifetime of silence, I realized that would not be a reality, and I may have to set the record straight myself in order to protect mine and well-being. of my family,” added Jamie Lynn. .
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The former Nickelodeon star went on to say that her book “isn’t about” Britney.
“I can’t help being born Spears too, and some of my experiences involve my sister. I’ve worked hard since before I was even a teenager, and built my career despite being just somebody’s little sister,” the “Zoey 101” alum said.
“There are no sides, and I don’t want any drama, but I’m speaking my truth to heal my trauma, so I can close this chapter and move on, and I wish my sister could do the same. No matter what happens, I will always love my big sister and be there for her. It’s time to end the unhealthy chaos that has controlled my life for so long,” Spears added, including her full name Jamie Lynn Spears Watson.
Jamie Lynn’s statement comes just hours after Britney ripped up her interview that aired on ABC’s ‘Nightline’. In her message, the ‘Toxic’ singer wrote, “I watched it with a fever of 104 lol and it was kinda nice to have such a high fever cause I had to give up not caring about it worry. I don’t care but my head was hurting so much.”
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The star said there were two things in particular that bothered her about the Jamie Lynn interview, one being when Jamie Lynn said that “Britney’s behavior was out of control”.
“She was never around me 15 years ago at this time…so why are they talking about it unless she wants to sell a book at my expense??? REALLY???” wrote Britney.
The pop star also pointed out that her sister was asked about making Spears remixes songs, something the pop star has previously aired her grievances about.
“I know this might sound silly to most people, but I wrote a lot of my songs and my sister was a baby. She never had to work for anything. Everything was always given to her !!!!,” Britney explained. . “If you were me, you might understand that we’ve been asking for remixes for 13 years to go to a small concert hall and on tour!!!!”
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“I’ve given enough… MORE than enough. I’ve never been given back what I want,” Spears added. “They say in the Bible ‘ask and you shall receive’…uhhhhh not in my life…just like my family, I asked for the safety of Aleve as I lay there with a 104 degree fever in bed and he told me NO!!!!”
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Britney made headlines last summer when the singer spoke out in court and accused her family of failing to help her after she had been in custody for 13 years.
A judge ended the conservatorship once and for all in November.
Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report.