Britney Spears has said that she was bothered by an interview that her younger sister Jamie Lynn gave on Good Morning America — adding that she had to watch it while having a 104-degree fever.
On Thursday the pop singer shared a lengthy statement on Twitter accusing her family of ruining her life and her sister Jamie Lynn of lying about her mental state in 2008 to sell her new memoir Things I Should Have Said.
“It was actually kind of nice having a fever so high cause I had to surrender to not caring. I just couldn’t give a fuck,” she wrote, before adding: “The two things that did bother me [were] that my sister said how my behaviour was out of control. She was never around me much 15 years ago at that time.” (Jamie Lynn gave birth to her daughter Maddie in 2008, the same year Britney was placed under her conservatorship).
In her book, quoted by GMA, Jamie Lynn revealed that her older sister had started showing “erratic” and “spiralling” behaviour before she was put under her conservatorship. While wiping away tears, Jamie said that she’s “only ever loved and supported” Britney. “I don’t know why we’re in this position right now,” said.
In her Thursday statement, Britney continued by claiming that her younger sister “never had to work for anything” in her life and that “everything was always given to her”.
“My family ruined my dreams 100 billion percent and try to make me look like the crazy one,” she wrote.
While accusing her family of not getting her security when she needed it nor medicine while she was sick, she wrote: “My family loves to pull me down and hurt me always so I am disgusted with them.”
Britney concluded her statement by writing that she still feels ill and has a fever but refuses to go to the doctor because “would you if you were me?” referring to her allegation that doctors forced her to take lithium while she was under the conservatorship.
“Lesson learned from all this,” she wrote. Don’t trust people or anyone…make your cats and dogs your family and take care of your own damn self!!!”
Jamie Lynn responded to her sister’s post in a statement posted to Instagram Thursday night.
“It’s become exhausting when conversations, and texts we have in private don’t match what you post on social media,” Jamie Lynn wrote, addressing Britney directly. “I know you’re going through a lot and I never want to diminish that, but I also can’t diminish myself.”
In an interview with PEOPLE on Wednesday, Jamie Lynn reiterated that she had “only ever tried to be helpful” to her sister. “Any notion that says the contrary is just completely ridiculous,” she said.
Jamie Lynn added: “It was really important for me to separate myself from my family to focus on the family I’ve created, which is me, my husband and my daughters. Setting those boundaries in place was really important.”
Britney has long criticized her family and accused her father Jamie of conservatorship abuse.