Britney Spears Clarifies Recent IG Post Was Not Aimed at Selena Gomez

Britney Spears wants you to know that her previous Instagram post about women judging other women was NOT aimed at Selena Gomez.

via Page Six:

“Let me clarify about me sharing my beliefs on women judging other women for their own rights in expressing themselves,” Spears began.

Her caption accompanied a drawing of a woman’s silhouette that read, “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.”

She continued, “What I said had nothing to do with anyone specific at all … it was clearly a subject in hand all women have had to deal with … look I go way back with music !!! I honestly referencing my days when I was younger when I got discriminated against harshly … men in interviews discussing my boobs on live TV or showing my midriff and skin !!! If anybody knows what judgment feels like I’m sure Selena has gone through something pretty similar.”

Social media users guessed that Spears’ original post was directed at Gomez, 30, based on a speech the latter made at the 2016 American Music Awards. 

Gomez notably told young girls she “[didn’t want to see [their] bodies” on Instagram. 

The “Toxic” singer — who often goes nude on the social media app — seemingly dissed the 2020 “Ice Cream” music video Gomez filmed with K-pop girl group Blackpink. 

“They say ‘This is NOT something I would do’ yet those women are the very ones who get 4 million dollar budget videos made about sucking and licking on homemade ice cream !!!!” she argued, adding that it should be up to women to choose how they want to “flaunt” their “beautiful bodies.”

On Wednesday, Spears explained that her “ice cream” comment was about Kelis’ 2004 music video for “Milkshake” — a project she applauded for its unapologetic display of sexuality. 

“And what I was replying to was honestly Kelis the MILKSHAKE video when women were finally shaking their asses … that was a moment in history where people woke up to the fact… pushing the boundaries of expressing oneself became explicit… tons of people were offended!!!” the Grammy winner wrote. 

“I empower women to express their bodies however they choose… and TONS of other stars who had million-dollar budget videos who were known talked s–t about her when she was a new artist trying to make it !!! I apologize for my ignorance, but I didn’t even see the video for Ice Cream that Selena Gomez, who I genuinely look up to and have so much respect for had made.”

Spears also recounted the joy she felt when Gomez attended her star-studded June wedding to husband Sam Asghari. 

“As for the beautiful queen Gomez, I got to be surprised by her on my wedding day and was completely in awe of her !!!” she wrote. “I mean I played the DJ for 5 minutes like an idiot and played my favorite song of hers, ‘Bad Liar’ LOUD on the dance floor like a 6-year-old fan and got to sing my favorite song with her and I wanted to freaking pinch myself!!!”

Spears elaborated, “I would like to tell Selena which she’s probably not even aware of trash news that her music has gotten me through lots and thank you again for making my dreams come true by coming to my wedding … you’re one person I have always wanted to meet and my dream came true and I will never forget it !!!” 

Gomez has yet to respond to Spears’ posts. However, it appears she may be taking some time off to rest as she announced Wednesday via her Instagram Story that she tested positive for COVID-19.

Gomez has long considered Spears an idol. Meanwhile, Spears has expressed mutual admiration over the years — and even cited Gomez’s 2015 album “Revival” as inspiration for her last studio LP, 2016’s “Glory.”

Britney — put the phone down, baby.

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