Britney Spears went viral this week when she shared a video on social media dancing with knives. The clip concerned people that police were called to do a wellness check on her and the singer is now calling law enforcement out.
“Is it a joke in the news again with welfare checks??? Come on America … we cooler than that, right ??? The officers came to my home and said they would not leave until they spoke to me as people do 4-minute performances with them. I am getting an apology,” Spears said in a post shared on Instagram.
She continued, “I’ve been bullied in my home for so long now…ITS ENOUGH! Don’t talk about it, come on, let’s DO !!! As my mom does the silent treatment when paps ask questions about her own daughter as if I’m in the wrong…nope it’s an old game. People need to be responsible for their actions! It’s about power for cops.”
Spears had previously clarified that the knives she used in the video were “fake” with her team renting them “from Hand Prop shop in LA.”
“These are not real knives. No one needs to worry or call the police. I’m trying to imitate one of my favorite performers Shakira … a performance I was inspired by !!! Cheers to us bad girls who aren’t afraid to push boundaries and take risks,” she added.
Spears has been a fan of Shakira over the years and was seemingly inspired by the singer following her performance at the MTV VMAs. During a medley of her greatest hits ahead of receiving the Video Vanguard Award, Shakira took the stage to perform and during a moment she danced with knives on stage.
Spears recently said she was getting ready to release her memoir titled The Woman in Me which is dropping on October 24.