Britney Spears’ wants you to believe that the star IS in charge of her own social media posts and that former makeup artist Billy Brasfield is lying when he says Britney told him otherwise.
via Page Six:
This week, Spears posted that she was“embarrassed” by the New York Times’ “Framing Britney Spears” documentary and “cried for two weeks.” But fans speculated that the post wasn’t entirely written by the “Toxic” singer.
Her former makeup artist, Brasfield — who has also worked with Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera — claimed to Page Six on Wednesday that he personally spoke to Spears, and that she told him she had no control over the caption.
But a representative for Spears told us that the star said of Brasfield’s claims, “I don’t speak to Billy, I don’t know who he is speaking with. It’s not me. I haven’t talked to him in years.”
The rep told us that Spears reiterated: “I write my own posts, I don’t know why he is saying that.”
Brasfield — who worked with Spears on “The X Factor” in 2012 through her 2013 video “Scream and Shout” — had told Page Six of the post, “I immediately knew it was not her,” alleging, “I texted her about it and she texted me back last night.”
But Brasfield is not backing down and continues to allege he is talking to Spears. “I am not going to say that this person [her rep] is lying, it’s just that they don’t know,” he told us. “I am in touch with Britney Spears.”
Fans have been speculating that Spears, 39, didn’t write the post in question, with one commenter tweeting, “There is not a single chance that Britney wrote this #FreeBritney.”
But Cassie Petrey — who runs social media for Spears via the company Crowd Surf — in February commented on the rumors about Spears’ social media by insisting, “Britney creates her own posts and writes her own captions for Instagram.”
Petrey also said, “She finds the Google images, Pinterest images, quotes, memes and everything else herself. Nobody is suggesting any of that stuff to her.”
She also added, “Britney is not ‘asking for help’ or leaving secret messages in her social media. She is literally just living her life and trying to have fun on Instagram. My work on Britney’s social media does not involve her conservatorship in any way. That’s a court and lawyer thing … These are facts.”
This is a bunch of he-said-she-said, but the fact remains Britney hasn’t spoken freely on-camera or to anyone outside of her camp. That’s incredibly suspicious.