Britney Spears called welfare checks a ‘joke’ in an angry tweet after stirring outrage with a video in which she danced with knives.
The 41-year-old earlier shared a video in which she danced and demonstrated some of her unique skills while wielding two massive kitchen knives.
She emphasised that the knives were not genuine, but frightened admirers called the cops anyhow.
A welfare check was performed on the singer, who recently divorced lover Sam Asghari, and it was found that she was not in any danger.
Britney did apologise for’spooking’ followers with the obviously real knife-wielding antics, but her newest post indicates that things haven’t settled down since the cops came to her house.
‘Is it a joke in the news again with welfare checks??? Come on America … we cooler than that, right ???’ she wrote on Instagram, paired with a picture of a ballerina balancing on knives.
Britney continued: ‘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.
‘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.’
Despite the fact that the Toxic chart-topper made it obvious that the knives were not real, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a concerned fan in the aftermath of the initial video.
According to a law enforcement source, officers were called to her home where they were able to talk with her and discover that she was completely well.
Britney stated Shakira inspired her and that she wanted to take her performances to the next level.
Britney sent a statement about social media and its influence on her mental health hours before uploading the knife update.
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She said she was trying to look at it from a more positive angle and declared: ‘Who cares, nothing is real.’
Britney, while discussing the book Uglies, added: ‘I know what it’s like to be demoralised and embarrassed. I’m very sensitive and incredibly hard on myself. I have social anxiety and do equine therapy with horses !!!
‘The fact that anyone would patronise people who aren’t as pretty disgusted me, especially having the other side of the table actually listening and nodding as if it’s even a necessary topic. Nobody is probably reading this, but hopefully most can understand where I’m coming from.’
She then posted another dancing video, knife-free this time, sharing a song and writing: ‘When people are truly traumatised, it’s hard to stay present.’